Resources


Willows Working Group: petition with crime propaganda circulated in 12/92
Willows Working Group: Flyer 3/93 goals and standards with critique by SOS
East Palo Alto Willows - the dominant factor
The Preferred Plan targeting EPA Willows traffic
The IKEA crisis - letter from City of MP to calm Willows fear of IKEA traffic impact
The La Hacienda Market crisis


SOS petition circulated beginning 1/94
Willows Traffic Facts - compiled in '94 to aid SOS petitioners

SOS Flyers:
1/94
Announcing SOS: history, what we stand for, major concerns, what to do
6/94
City's survey: preceding phase II, what to consider, traffic circle problems
7/94
Personal message to signers of SOS petition: attend public meetings and be counted
10/94
City Council candidates, environmental issues - soiled diaper 4 months in Gilbert/Central circle
11/94
Map - potential phase II obstacle saturation
1/95
SOS critiques temporary landscaping to improve image of ugly traffic circles
2/95
Alert: neighborhood meeting - body count important, what else to do
3/95
Alert: late addition to Council agenda - possible removal of some obstacles
5/95
Phase II plan details - graphic of likely diversion, effect on emergency response, etc
10/95
City Abandons Pretense of Fairness - "trial" extended, new divide and conquer protocol
4/96
Protest new Palo Alto barrier targeting Willows residents
10/96
Council candidates, property values, the new protocol, SOS steering committee personal statements
4/05
This too shall pass - La Hacienda robberies no case for street obstacles
10/04
Wakeup call: new Willows maze backed by City, Council to consider conflicting versions of NTMP

Local news headlnes - early '90s

Timeline of Willows Traffic Plan and its aftermath

 

Portland RTMP (433kB) model for the Interim NTMP Protocol for the Willows

Interim NTMP Protocol for the Willows model for the City of Menlo Park NTMP

City Council NTMP Guidelines

City-wide NTMP as approved 11/16/04: http://www.menlopark.org/documentcenter/view/300

'08 - '11 Willows Area-wide Traffic Study: As rejected by Council; Features deleted shortly before; Overall critique of the plan

 

Links
Palo Alto Weekly Guest Opinion - on the leverage enjoyed by traffic activists and why the supermajority approval threshold is needed to level the field:

 http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/morgue/2004/2004_04_28.guest28doyle.shtml