Safe and Comfortable Freeway Crossings

We see highway and freeway crossings (or lack thereof) as the biggest barrier to riding a bike today. With multiple lanes, high traffic speeds, grade changes, and inhospitable landings, current crossings and intersections can be extremely intimidating for even a confident bicyclist. In other cases, there is no appropriate crossing for pedestrians and people on bikes for miles, which creates a disconnection between communities. Both of these issues make it difficult or impossible for people who bike to conveniently get around. We are working through multiple venues to create safe and comfortable highway crossings through both counties.


Recent News

South San Francisco Downtown Plan and new Caltrain station approved

The City of South San Francisco recently passed their Downtown Station Area Plan by unanimous vote. Just a week later, the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (SMCTA) voted authorize allocation of $49.1 million in original Measure A funds to the City of SSF for...

California state Active Transportation Program funding announced

The California Transportation Commission has published their recommendations for the statewide Active Transportation Program (ATP). This year saw a change in the way that local projects received state funding by pooling the money from previously separate funds,...

South San Francisco walking tour highlights areas for improvement

This post was written by Adina Levin of Friends of Caltrain On March 22, over 30 people, including all city council members and several planning commissioners gathered in downtown South San Francisco for a walking tour of sites that show the important decisions that...

A launching point under Highway 280

People enjoying a bike ride into or out of Portola Valley along Alpine Road can breathe a sigh of relief as they pedal their way through this picturesque slice of San Mateo County. Once one of the most intimidating freeway underpasses in the county, this junction with...

Alpine Road goes green

Thanks to our intrepid volunteer videographer, Lee Cuthbert, we have exclusive video of Alpine Road under Highway 280 as it got the green treatment earlier today! Once one of the most intimidating freeway underpasses in San Mateo County, this junction with Highway 280...