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East Palo Alto's health challenges greater than county's

Original post made on Aug 31, 2012

East Palo Alto's poorest residents and the city's population in general live with far greater health problems than San Mateo County's as a whole, according to a county study and a recent assessment by the Ravenswood Family Health Center in East Palo Alto.

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Posted by pedestrian
a resident of Downtown North
on Aug 31, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Many people get a good amount of exercise just by walking around town. Unfortunately, walking is difficult in East Palo Alto and east Menlo Park because of the terrible roads. Roads are very dangerous for pedestrians because of all the car traffic coming of the Dumbarton Bridge and spilling into residential streets. Further, the roads and sidewalks are in terrible condition with cracks and potholes everywhere and even long sections of street without any sidewalks. Even without the traffic, walking is dangerous. Why are the streets in east Menlo Park so poorly maintained compared to west Menlo Park?


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Posted by Kwaheas
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 10, 2012 at 10:09 pm

I agree with the above poster. There are streets/neighborhoods where it is impossible to walk. Especially if you are trying to walking with a baby stroller, or young children. The sidewalks are terrible, and crossing University on Bay, Bell and several other roads is dangerous due to traffic traveling at high rates of speed, running red lights, and rolling through the street while making right hand turns.