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The City of Menlo Park is creating a citywide Safe Routes to Schools program and is looking for your participation and feedback in the process. There are two options of meeting dates and locations that will cover the same content.

Meeting option #1:
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Hillview Middle School Library
1100 Elder Ave.

Meeting option #2 (Spanish translator on-site):
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Menlo Park Senior Center
100 Terminal Ave.

Community input is critical to develop the program in a way that will ensure success and adaptability to each school’s community. Each meeting will cover the same topics and presentation boards, and will include the same opportunities for participants to learn more, ask questions and give feedback. Light refreshments will be provided at both meetings.

Goals of this program include:
– Getting children to school safely by promoting biking and walking
– Developing a comprehensive curriculum to instill basic safety skills at an elementary school age
– Offering resources for both public and private schools to help promote alternatives for getting children to school other than driving

For those unable to attend, feedback can be sent to the City’s Transportation Demand Management Coordinator Nicholas Yee.

For more information, visit the Safe Routes to School program project webpage.

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Willow Road at Highway 101 slated for closure the weekend of Oct. 5-7

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Willow Road at 101 in Menlo Park will be completely closed, including the on- and off-ramps, starting Friday, October 5, at 10:00 pm until Monday, October 8 at 4:00 am. Ramps will reopen at 6:00 am on Monday. This closure will not occur during regular commute traffic, only weekend hours and only on Willow Road. […]

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New flashing crossing lights installed on Santa Cruz Avenue

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Spotted: Plenty of parking in downtown Menlo Park

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The Oak Grove Bike Route, which was installed on a trial basis last year, is currently being evaluated by the city of Menlo Park. The route was specifically designed to help students biking to Hillview and M-A get across El Camino safely and provides dedicated bike lanes along Oak Grove and University Avenue. The city […]

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Downtown parking structure community meeting scheduled for April 16

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Shuttle changes to improve safety at Willow Road/U.S. 101 interchange

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To address concerns about pedestrians continuing to walk across the Willow Road/U.S. 101 bridge, through the construction area, the pickup areas for the free shuttles (shuttles run 24 hour per day, 7 day per week) have been moved onto Willow Road where the sidewalks end and the shuttles will wait at these stops during peak […]

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