The San Carlos Transportation and Circulation Commission met on August 19. The main item on the agenda was the creation of a subcommittee to study the possibility of putting bike lanes on Old County Road. The City already paid for a study of this issue. The study concluded that Old
County Road is not sufficiently wide for bike lanes all the way from the Redwood City line to the Belmont line. The subcommittee will be meeting over the next few months to determine if it would be better to have "stop and start" bike lanes where there is sufficient width, or if it should just be left as a Class III bike route.
We also patted ourselves on the back for the successful installation of "Bikes Allowed Use of Full Lane" and "Change Lanes to Pass" signs on
Brittan Avenue between Industrial and Old County Road. Public Works Director Parviz Mokhtari reported that he had received no complaints about
the signs, and had received about 3 compliments from bicycle riders about them. Commissioner (and SVBC member) Tony Panero reported pleasant full-lane-use experiences since the signs went up. Please ride that street if you're in the vicinity-- you might enjoy seeing the signs (they are in both the east-bound and west-bound directions) and you can send a message to motorists that we are SERIOUS about taking the lane when appropriate and legal.