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Apr 12

Public feedback needed on biking and walking safety near schools

Posted on April 12, 2021 at 9:53 pm by Clay Curtin

The City of Menlo Park Safe Routes to School program needs your input on biking and walking safety near schools. The bike/pedestrian safety survey, which is open through May 10, asks users for feedback on topics such as sidewalks, street crossings/intersections, driver behavior and safety. Users can also submit specific issues on a map embedded in the survey and include pictures of safety concerns. 

The survey only allows users to submit one issue per school at a time. If you have multiple issues to report, please complete one survey and then start and complete another. The San Mateo County Office of Education is wrapping up a similar survey for Belle Haven School. Information about Belle Haven School from the City’s survey and the Office of Education’s survey will be shared between the two agencies. 

The survey seeks to gather more data and observations from parents, school staff, students and residents on transportation at school hours and to see if improvements can be made through current and future projects or maintenance. The survey, including the public input map, and community meetings are preliminary steps to walk audits that would be conducted at Menlo Park public schools, as proposed (but not yet funded) by the Transportation Master Plan. Following this survey, community meetings are planned for June 2021 to discuss survey results and any other walking/biking safety concerns near schools. 

For more information about the survey or the Safe Routes to School Program, please contact Safe Routes to School Coordinator Andre-Anne Cadieux.