Belle Haven residents are invited to visit the following neighborhood locations through September 30 to review and provide feedback on the proposed Belle Haven Neighborhood Traffic Calming Plan
presented on two large poster boards:
- Menlo Park Senior Center, 100 Terminal Ave.
- Belle Haven Branch Library, 413 Ivy Drive
- Neighborhood Service Center, 871 Hamilton Ave.
In late 2017, City Council approved the development of a Belle Haven Neighborhood Traffic Calming Plan intended to address neighborhood cut-through traffic using traffic-calming measures. The plan is one of the Facebook Campus Expansion Project approval requirements to address neighborhood cut-through traffic impact.
After months of working with a consultant experienced in developing neighborhood traffic calming plans, staff presented a draft plan to the Complete Streets Commission
and the Belle Have Neighborhood in July 2018, with traffic calming measures for Terminal Avenue, Chilco Street, Ivy Drive and Newbridge Street. Each street includes up to three alternatives, each with its own set of opportunities and challenges.
After a productive discussion with residents and the Complete Streets Commission, staff and the consultant incorporated the feedback received and developed a final draft plan. Residents are strongly encouraged to stop by the above sites to provide feedback on the plan.
Staff anticipates collecting these boards on October 1, incorporating any additional feedback, and bringing the final plan to the Complete Streets Commission in late 2018 and subsequently to the City Council for final approval in late 2018 or early 2019.
Electronic copies of the plan are also be available on the City project website at menlopark.org/bellehaventraffic
. Residents can also provide feedback by contacting the Transportation Division