This Area Report is a summary of the March 24 Palo Alto Bike Master Plan meeting, provided by SVBC Board Member and Palo Alto Bicycles General Manager Jeff Selzer
The meeting was held at the Terman Middle School in Palo Alto and was open to the public. Many of the City's decision makers were in attendance including but not limited to, Mayor Sid Espinosa; Jamie Rodriguez, Palo Alto’s Transportation Chief; and Curtis Williams, Director of Planning and Community Environment for Palo Alto. Also in attendance were the folks from Alta Planning. The format for the meeting was set up to encourage comments and suggestions to the proposed cycling projects before the final Master Plan is drafted later this spring.
There were several stations set up with large posters outlining both what currently exists and stations that had some of the proposed changes. Some of the key areas outlined were proposed changes to cycling and pedestrian signage, traffic mitigation and cycling lanes in the downtown Palo Alto, and improvements to San Fracisquito Creek trail. The City and the folks from Alta Planning were there to assist with questions and to document any suggestions and or ideas that the public might have.
For any folks that could not make the meeting the city has set up a survey online that you can let the city know what areas you would like to see improved, why and how as well.
It can be found at http://surveymonkey.com/s_thankyou.aspx?sm=eIiDK%2fHyvCRRB9iQ%2bU%2bc%2b...