*Roll with Santa Ride to Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula

*Roll with Santa Ride to Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula

Please join us on a community bike ride with Santa leaving from Fremont Park, Menlo Park on Saturday, Dec 12 at 9:00am. Details below or download the flyer. Menlo Park Police Department, City Council Members Kirsten Keith and Ray Muller, Menlo Park Commissioners, Menlo Bike Club, Cowgirl Bike Couriers, and interested community members will be joining us for the ride over with Santa. Santa will lead out riding a red cargo bike on loan from Cowgirl Bike Courier service. We will roll along the proposed Oak Grove corridor route to Menlo-Atherton High School, continue over the bike bridge and drop into The Boys and Girls Club MP at 401 Pierce Road. Once we arrive, Santa will join the festivities at BGCP’s annual Breakfast with Santa. During a short program, BGCP youth will share our Belle Haven Bikes (BHB) joy with the community at our first ever BHB Showcase and...
*Belle Haven Bikes Unity Ride

*Belle Haven Bikes Unity Ride

Belle Haven Bikes would like to invite you and your families to join the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula’s Belle Haven Bikes crew for its monthly Unity Ride. Saturday, November 14 They will meet up at the Menlo Park campus between 9-10 am and wheels roll at 10am. It will be a fun, family fitness field trip by bike. The group will ride out to and around Bedwell-Bayfront Park and make a couple of rest stops where Menlo Park Civil Engineer and mom Azalea Mitch will talk a little bit about the Salt Pond Restoration project, the salt procurement process and how landfills...
Buffered Bike Lanes to be Piloted on El Camino in Menlo Park

Buffered Bike Lanes to be Piloted on El Camino in Menlo Park

After a rousing City Council study session that went past midnight on August 25, Menlo Park has directed staff to scope out a buffered bike lane pilot for El Camino Real. Since this was only a study session, a final decision by Council is still anticipated. That will determine the design of the bike lane, the length of the pilot (6 months or a year), and the criteria for making the pilot permanent. SVBC strongly supports adding bike lanes on El Camino Real and has been involved with Menlo Park’s process over the last year. I spoke in favor of adding protected bike lanes (alternative 3) to El Camino Real over a third vehicle lane (alternative 1). Buffered bike lanes were alternative 2. The San Mateo County Health System has found that though El Camino Real makes up only 1% of streets in San Mateo County, it is the location of nearly 15% of bike collisions and 20% of pedestrian collisions. We urged Council to consider the dire safety issues and plan for a vision of Menlo Park for future generations: a lively place that draws people for shopping, transportation, recreation, and community events rather than a traffic-congested highway. With Menlo Park taking the lead, neighboring Atherton and Redwood City may follow suit with bike facilities on their portions of El Camino Real. There were over 15 speakers present who supported bike lanes on El Camino Real and only a few against. One of the highlights was a middle school student who would like to bike on El Camino Real with her friends. SVBC will be following up with...
*Menlo Park City Council: El Camino Real Study Session

*Menlo Park City Council: El Camino Real Study Session

See our main Menlo Park El Camino Real page with links to past blogs for more information. Menlo Park has been studying lane reconfiguration on El Camino Real for the past year and whether to add buffered or protected bike lanes or a third vehicle lane. This study session will discuss the three options and their impacts, in preparation for an upcoming City Council vote on which option to go with (date TBD). Read the city’s reports and summary sheets on the...