The City of Menlo Park is currently in the process of reviewing updates to its Downtown Plan which will set guidelines for zoning, street design, and building criteria for years to come. These are key transportation and land use decisions that affect our city's approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions for the next 20-30 years. (The Downtown Plan covers the Downtown, El Camino, and Transit Station areas.)
The Menlo Park plan can do a better job at protecting the environment, reducing our city's greenhouse gas footprint, and making streets safer for cyclists and pedestrians. To give just one example, the current draft plan has only one new Class 2 striped bike lane to make the streets safer for cycling. We can do better.
Come join the Menlo Park Green Ribbon Citizen's Committee on Wednesday, August 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in a discussion about the Downtown Plan. Thomas Rogers from the Menlo Park Planning Department, Bonnie McClure from Sierra Club, and Jim Gothers from Fleet Feet Sports will help everyone learn about the plan, and discuss ways to take action.
Click HERE to sign up.