BY EMILY MIBACH
Daily Post Staff Writer
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors yesterday (Oct. 17) unanimously approved a proposal to slow traffic on Alameda de las Pulgas and Santa Cruz Avenue in West Menlo Park.
The speed limit will now be reduced from 35 mph to 25 mph along the half-mile stretch of the linked roads. The speed limit change affects Santa Cruz Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas from Sand Hill Road to Harkins Avenue.
Residents asked the board to lower the speed limit to increase safety along the corridor, especially for the senior citizens who live in Menlo Commons, a senior apartment complex at 2140 Santa Cruz Ave.
Residents at an Aug. 28 meeting about traffic and a potential road diet for Santa Cruz Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas asked Supervisor Don Horsley, whose district includes West Menlo Park, to lower the speed limit.