University Park - West Menlo Park
In June of 2019, Prospect residents submitted a petition to County Public Works (PW) to improve line of sight when exiting Prospect. The application requested that some parking spaces on northwest side of Alameda de las Pulgas at Prospect be removed.
Last year, County agreed to implement a test of several long requested safety improvements at the intersection of Santa Cruza and Alameda.
The Safety Trial has been a huge success in improving safety for so many in the community. The next step is to complete the safety solution to add improvements to safety for cyclists (not included in the initial trial). More information on the Safety Trail, our community goals, the problems addressed, and what a permanent solution could look like:
Our community, each of us, needs to take action to solve a long standing safety issue at the Palo Alto Way crosswalk on Santa Cruz Ave. Two weeks ago, on the Palo Alto Way crosswalk, we had a very close call when students were crossing in the morning. There are absolutely no effective safety provisions to notify motorists that pedestrians are using the crosswalk. No way for motorists to be aware of the need to slow down and stop.
You can make a difference -- Take action! Email County administrators to get safety implemented now.
We all know that our traffic corridors are growing worse and safety has not been addressed for over a dozen years. We concentrate on that section of Santa Cruz and Alameda de las Pulgas between Sand Hill and Avy Ave, yet we need to also pay attention to the traffic issues and planning (or lack of planning) on Alpine Road, Sand Hill Rd, Junipero, and 280.
Learn about the safety propsals for Alameda de las Pulgas. Important changes proposed to calm traffic, create safety buffers for cyclists and pedestrians, install needed center turn/merge lane, finally get room for good sidewalks, buffered bike lanes, parking , improved fire/emergency access, and much more. Use this Alameda Safety Proposal link to learn more.
Quick - Low Cost - Safety Actions
Safer, Calmer Traffic: (New) There are some low cost, simple, immediate actions that could significantly improve safety and provide a much calmer traffic flow. Should we install those improvements now? Long term solutions are also in progress, but are probably years out.
You can participate in this discussion and add your own ideas and concerns. Join the discussion. Information and Discussion Here.
West Menlo Community Safety Initative
Our community Safety Initiative has its own Safety Page on this website. You can also download the Santa Cruz/Alameda Safety Study report pdf. Please check out the information on the many safety issues of this cooridor and add your ideas, suggestions, and comments. Use the Participate icon to indicate your interests and participation level.
Use the SAFE link to stay informed and up-to-date on safety in our neighborhood. After the important Community/County safety meeting of August 28th, there was unified agreement that speed, crosswalks, sidewalks, and traffic were issues that needed immediate improvements. Traffic calming on that short Alameda section between the Y at Santa Cruz and Avy Ave was also discussed. All these issues are fully documentented in the SAFE Santa Cruz/Almeda Safety Issues report.
Restoring Oak Knoll Play Ground Access
A new School Gate page has been added to the website as a result of a request to voice opinions on the topic of Access to Oak Knoll school grounds. The new section contains information, comments, discussion and reference material.
Other changes and content for the website will be coming, so check back every few days.
Bike Safety -- About Sharrows
Review the results of our recent Community Bike Survey.
Information and discussion pertaining to the southern segment of Santa Cruz Ave, between the "Y" and Sand Hill Rd. Important changes proposed to calm traffic, create safety buffers for cyclists and pedestrians, improved safety for parking, improved residental safety, retention of parking and much more. Use this Safety Information & Discussion link to learn more.
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Learn about the safety issues and possible solutions pertaining to the northern corridor segment of Santa Cruz Ave, between the "Y" and Avy Ave. County has decided to exclude this major section from any safety planning or improvements, so it is up to the community to get involved and use its voice to change that mindset. Use this Safety Information & Discussion link to learn more.
The "Y" intersection of Santa Cruz & Alameda de las Pulgas is one of the most dangerious intersections in all of the County. The design of this intersection created dangerious safety issues for all. Its skewed angles, high speed design, restricted visibility issues, and lack of pedestrian and cyclist safety is a design that has created severe safety issues. Learn more and voice your ideas, concerns, and conments.
Items of Interest
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To submit a new item for the calendar, please send an email to Safety@UnivPark.org.