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Menlo Park Updates

Sep 17

Feedback sought for Santa Cruz Avenue/Alameda de Las Pulgas Corridor Study

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Clay Curtin

Residents that live near or use Santa Cruz Avenue (between Sand Hill Road to Alameda de las Pulgas) and/or Alameda de las Pulgas (between Santa Cruz Avenue and Avy Avenue) are encouraged to fill out a public survey led by the County of San Mateo Department of Public Works. The survey is intended to assist the County and its task force in developing near- and long-term opportunities to improve safety and connectivity in the corridor. The public survey will remain open through September 23, 2018.

In response to community requests to evaluate and improve bicycle, pedestrian, and vehicle safety and connectivity along Santa Cruz Avenue (between Sand Hill Road to Alameda de las Pulgas) and Alameda de las Pulgas (between Santa Cruz Avenue and Avy Avenue), the County’s Public Works Department initiated a study in early 2017 to help determine what improvements can be accomplished. 

Led by the County, a Santa Cruz Avenue and Alameda Corridor Improvement Task Force was formed in late 2017. The task force is reviewing and evaluating conceptual plans for improved safety and connectivity of the corridor. The City of Menlo Park is a member of the task force.

To better understand the priorities that should be given to this corridor when developing these conceptual plans, the task force is asking communities that live near or use this main thoroughfare to share their safety improvement priorities through this online survey.

For more information about the project, please visit the County’s Santa Cruz Avenue/Alameda de Las Pulgas Corridor Study webpage.

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Sep 17

City communications survey seeks your input

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 9:03 pm by Clay Curtin

The City of Menlo Park is conducting a survey to find out what residents think about the city’s messaging and communications efforts. As part of the City Council Work Plan, city staff is developing an updated communication plan and seeks your feedback via a quick 10-minute online survey at

Questions cover topics such as: information sources/outlets, top community issues, volume and frequency of communications, types of communication and ideas to improve communications.

The City worked with EnviroIssues, a full-service public participation, communications and community outreach consulting firm, to develop the online survey that is open to all Menlo Park residents. A final report will be presented to the City Council for further direction. 

The survey is open until 5 p.m., Sunday, September 30, 2018.

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Sep 17

Police plan child safety seat installation and inspection event for Sept. 23

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 8:18 pm by Clay Curtin

As part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, the Police Department is hosting a Child Safety Seat Installation and Inspection event to provide traffic safety education Sunday, September 23, 2018, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Burgess Park parking lot at 701 Laurel St. Residents are encouraged to bring their vehicle with their car seats to this FREE event.

Certified child safety seat technicians will be on hand to assist with checking for recalls, proper fit and help with correct seat installation. No appointments needed and refreshments will be provided for the children.

For proper use of a child safety seat, parents/guardians should bring the safety seat and all of its parts, the vehicles owner's manual and the child safety seat instructions. Statistics show that 4 out of 5 child safety seats are being used incorrectly. For the latest child safety seat information, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.

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