This Caltrans District 4 update was provided by Ina Gerhardt, Caltrans District 4 Bicycle Coordinator
1.) Skyline Drive/Skyridge Drive in San Mateo County - Following the decision by Caltrans to go ahead with the modifications at the Skyline/Skyridge intersection to provide a travel path for bicyclists by removing some channelizers plus bases, the Skyridge Homeowners Association has now requested a meeting with CT management to discuss the issue. The meeting is scheduled for May 10.
2.) Bikeway signage to Dumbarton Bridge - We are starting to reach out to the respective cities (Fremont, Menlo Park, possibly East Palo Alto) to find out how we can get this signage project implemented. Fremont and Menlo Park have already decided on a route.
3.) State Route 84 (Niles Canyon, Phase 2) Project in Alameda County - A public meeting was held in Fremont on April 14, initiated by Senator Ellen Corbett and Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski. Both asked that Caltrans reopen the public comment period for this project and Caltrans agreed to that. The Project Development Team continues to look into ways of how to minimize visual/scenic impacts of the project. Changes regarding roadway width, signing and striping, rumble strips are not considered.
4.) Alpine Rd at I-280 in San Mateo County - San Mateo County has applied for TDA money for this project. A decision on whether the project will receive TDA funds will be made at the end of this month.
5.) Rail Crossing at Whitehall Lane, State Route 29 in Napa County - Caltrans will be able put this as first order of work when the project goes into construction, currently anticipated for 2014.
6.) Redwood Shore Pkwy to NB US 101 in San Mateo - Reviewing Redwood City's encroachment permit, Caltrans Traffic Safety had concerns over the conflict between bicyclists and right-turning carpool vehicles and suggested that the city study the on-ramp volumes and the option of closing the right-turn movement from the through lane. The city completed the traffic counts and is working on finalizing the draft study/memo to be submitted for Caltrans review. In the meantime, the city “refreshed” the existing dashed line that runs across the HOV lane entrance (parallel/alongside) Redwood Shores Pkwy, modified some of the bike lane striping from dashed striping to solid striping prior to the HOV lane entrance, and also prior to the Redwood Shores/Shoreway Rd intersection. The city also added one more bike lane symbol marking in the newly solid striped area. (Some of these improvements were within city right-of-way and didn’t need Caltrans approval.)
The next D4 BAC meeting is scheduled for July 20 at the usual place and time.