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The City of Menlo Park is looking for two community volunteers to serve on the Transportation Master Plan Oversight and Outreach Committee. The 11-member, City Council appointed Committee will provide advisory input and recommendations to the project team regarding the outreach process and draft Master Plan materials and submittals . The committee members will also be the community ambassadors to encourage public engagement at future project related workshops/meetings and planning activities.

The Transportation Master Plan will provide the ability to identify appropriate projects to enhance the transportation network, conduct community engagement to ensure such projects meet the communities’ goals and values, and prioritize projects based on need for implementation. When completed, the Plan will provide a detailed vision, set goals and performance metrics for network performance and outline an implementation strategy for improvements to be implemented locally as well as for local contributions toward regional improvements.

Recruitment is open until Aug. 16, 2017. Click here for the application and more information.

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Town Hall meeting focusing on traffic, safe routes to school and sidewalks set for Nov. 2

On November 2, 2015, at 7:00 pm, Supervisor Don Horsley and Menlo Park City Councilman Ray Mueller will be holding a Town Hall meeting regarding emerging traffic issues, safe routes to schools, and sidewalks in Menlo Park and in the unincorporated County areas near Alameda De Las Pulgas. The meeting will be at Cano Hall at […]

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Talking crime, state of downtown, and traffic with Menlo Park police and transportation departments

Editor’s note: We received enough emails from readers about what they perceive as an increasingly unsafe downtown Menlo Park along with an assortment of traffic-related gripes that we scheduled time to talk with Commander Dave Bertini of the Menlo Park Police Department and Nikki Sagawa of the city’s transportation department. Below is an edited version […]

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Chalkboard traffic signs near Oak Knoll School are proliferating thanks to Brownie Troop

Kelly Schmitz, one of the leaders of Brownie Troop 62349 emailed: “The best way to kick-off our Brownie Year as third graders was to take our Oak Knoll School’s theme this year — CONNECTED — to our community. “Many of our girls loved Courtney Gillette’s signs on Oak Avenue reinforcing safety, slowing down [and stopping.] “These signs actually gave […]

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Opinion: Surprise outcome to driver running a stop sign in Menlo Park

A not unusual thing happened this morning: Four of us — two adults, child and dog — were one foot into a crosswalk in downtown Menlo Park, and the driver in the approaching car not only didn’t stop for us pedestrians, he didn’t stop at the stop sign. We’ve noticed this increasingly over the last […]

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Cars come hurtling at Menlo Park start up Statricks not once but twice

John Freier (pictured above), founder of start up Statricks located on Haven Avenue in Menlo Park, believes he’s lucky to be alive.  But he also feels a bit snake bit as cars keep crashing into his building. He tells the story: “At about 2:00 am Saturday, February 15, a drunk driver plowed off the road in […]

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New traffic light installed at Santa Cruz Avenue and Elder Avenue in Menlo Park

 The City of Menlo Park, in partnership with the Menlo Park City School District, has just completed the installation and activation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of Santa Cruz Avenue and Elder Avenue, near Hillview Middle School. In conjunction with this project, the existing pedestrian traffic signal on Santa Cruz Avenue in […]

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