Thursday, September 3, 2009

YMCA offers Letter of Support - June 23, 2009

June 23, 2009

Safe Passage along Lucas Valley Road
c/o Ray Lorber and Carolyn Lenert
5 Upper Oak Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903

Ladies and Gentlemen:

The YMCA Board of Directors supports your efforts to enable a safe route for pedestrians and cyclists on Lucas Valley Road between Los Gamos Drive and Las Gallinas Avenue.

We have grave concerns over the high volume/speeding traffic and lack of pedestrian accommodation in this area. The obvious dangers to walkers, joggers and cyclists will only be made worse by the proposed increase in speed limit (from 45 mph) to 50 mph. This chronic problem needs to be addressed and resolved.

We support a separate Class I multi-use path for non-motorized traffic along the south side of Lucas Valley Road. This will greatly improve the safety for our membership as they travel between the YMCA and the Mont Marin/Marinwood neighborhoods and beyond.

The YMCA Board enthusiastically supports your efforts to improve the safety of our neighborhood streets. Thank you for encouraging healthy and safe non-motorized transportation for our community.



Patsy White - Chairwoman