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1 <br />Laura Dabe <br />Subject:FW: Tahoe Donner Beach changes <br />From: martin joffe [mailto:drmartinjoffe@yahoo.com] <br />Sent: Friday, August 09, 2013 5:12 PM <br />To: Jenna Endres <br />Subject: Tahoe Donner Beach changes <br /> <br />Thank you for considering my concerns. <br />I have spent many hours watching the flow of foot traffic from the parking area to the beach itself and back. <br />I am extremely concerned about safety -especially children. I find it difficult to turn off my pediatrician <br />understanding of child safety. <br />Kids run to the beach across the grass area. Families walk 2-4 abreast. Moms push strollers etc. <br />The plans call for a 3 foot grass "walkway" bordered by a high "wall" along the new deck and a busy driveway <br />used by the boaters offloading their high profile boats. It is my humble opinion that this configuration is a recipe <br />for a child /motor vehicle collision. <br />Not only will vision be blocked by all, but also this increases the chance of young pedestrians darting into the <br />"roadway". <br />Also, the offloaded kayaks/SUPs onto the grass (no-one wants to place these on the roadway) will add to the the <br />dynamic of forcing pedestrians onto the road. <br />I will not comment on the use issues---but clearly daytime events will merely increase the traffic alongside the 3 <br />foot grass walkway and further increase your liability if this is approved. <br />Thank you for you attention to this matter. <br />Dr Martin Joffe