Palo Alto Bike Boulevards
The City of Palo Alto is a shining example of the impact that innovative infrastructure can have on increasing the number of people on bikes. As a League of American Bicyclists silver-ranked Bicycle Friendly Community and with 50-70% of school children biking to school, the City is doing many things right. Their 2012 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan detailed many more projects to be implemented that would create a true network of bicycle infrastructure. We are holding the City to these goals by advocating for the completion of at least three bicycle boulevards this year. There is still much progress to be made and a full network of bicycle boulevards in the City would make it easier for people to seamlessly travel by bike to any of their destinations.

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Palo Alto bike boulevards, make your voice heard!

Following a campaign by the Palo Alto Local Team, the City of Palo Alto approved funding for multiple bike boulevards and is now in the midst of the design and public input period of a network of 22 Bike Boulevards in the city. If you want to get involved and make your voice heard on any of these projects, consider attending any of the following meetings, for more info and locations visit the project website. It is very important to demonstrate ongoing support from the bicycling community for this projects. Oct. 14: Bryant Bike Boulevard update meeting, 6:30-8:30 pm Oct. 14: Homer-Channing meeting, 6:30-8:30 pm Oct. 23: Matadero Creek Trail walkabout, 3 – 6 pm Oct. 28: Park Boulevard meeting, 6:30-8:30 pm Oct. 28: Stanford Ave. meeting, 6:30-8:30 pm Oct. 28: Wilkie Way meeting, 6:30-8:30 pm Oct. 30: Maybell Bike Boulevard meeting, 6:30-8:30 pm Nov. 1: Google/Palo Alto partnership meeting, 6:30-8:30 pm (Meetings will continue in November) We look forward to seeing the complete streets improvements implemented to greatly enhance safety for schoolchildren in the area, continue to improve students’ rates of active transportation, as well as provide clear markings for people who bike to delineate roadway space for cars and bikes. Bicycle boulevards are important because they are a cost-effective way to promote bicycling by creating a less stressful route for people who want to bike, and encourage many who wouldn’t bike on busier streets to do so. Palo Alto has been a leader in being a bicycle-friendly and environmentally aware community and these improvements will strongly advance the Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan and the bicycle friendliness...