*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...

Menlo Park Transportation best practices presentation and discussion

You are invited to a Joint Bicycle and Transportation Commission meeting at the Menlo Park Senior Center, 100 Terminal Avenue, Menlo Park, CA on Monday, June 1st at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the City’s transportation goals, policies and infrastructure needs under the update of the citywide Circulation Element as part of ConnectMenlo, the city’s General Plan Update process. Jeff Tumlin from Nelson/Nygaard will be presenting information about relevant transportation policy best practices, recent and upcoming changes to state laws that may affect the City, how a place-based approach can lead to innovative resolutions to both existing and future transportation issues, and facilitate discussion about current transportation conditions as well as planning for future development in the M-2 planning area. Come and provide your input on potential changes to City standards and policies (e.g. street classification system, performance metrics,...
Write Menlo Park City Council to support bike lanes on El Camino Real

Write Menlo Park City Council to support bike lanes on El Camino Real

In case you missed it, the City of Menlo Park has been studying whether to add bike lanes or a third travel lane on El Camino Real. We at SVBC are supporting the protected bike lane option as we have an Initiative to see safe and comfortable bicycle facilities on El Camino Real throughout both counties. It is the most direct route between cities and hosts a number of businesses and residential areas throughout the region. El Camino Real also has one of the highest frequencies of collisions involving people who bike. Many people use this route and we want to make it safe for all users as well as creating a safer environment for crossing by schoolchildren and others. Cities like Mountain View, Sunnyvale, San Mateo, and Atherton have planned or executed bike lanes on El Camino and we hope to continue this trend all along the Peninsula. This issue will soon be coming to a vote by City Council in July. They need to hear from you why bike lanes are a better option! The Bicycle, Transportation, and Planning Commissions have all voted to support bike lanes on El Camino Real. You can read up on the history of this study on our campaign page and then take action by writing a letter to City Council members. Write Menlo Park City Council today to support bike...
Menlo Park El Camino Real: tell them what you want

Menlo Park El Camino Real: tell them what you want

Last week Menlo Park held a workshop on the El Camino Real Corridor Study. They presented the traffic study for the three alternatives, and found that adding a 3rd vehicle lane in each direction would not significantly decrease traffic into the future. SVBC is supporting alternative 3 with protected bike lanes (see our letter) Please let City Council know your opinions in one of the following ways: Take the poll! Rank which of the alternatives you prefer and provide comments here Attend a meeting! Commissions will be deciding which alternative they want to recommend to Council: Bicycle Commission: Monday, March 9, 2015 at 7pm Transportation Commission: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 7pm Planning Commission: Monday, March 23, 2015 at 7pm All meetings at: 701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Write to the City Council: city.council@menlopark.org (see attached letter for talking point ideas) and cc: emma@bikesiliconvalley.org Stay tuned for the City Council date when they will decide on the alternative to go forward...