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...

Bike Foster City 2015

Join SVBC and other bicyclists at the Bike Foster City 2015 event on April 11 for a day of family bike fun! The Foster City Parks and Recreation Department will be putting on this event to kickoff its season of bicycling leading up to, and going beyond Bike to Work Day 2015. This event will feature bike safety presentations, bike skills courses, guided bike rides, library story time, and light refreshments. To learn more about the event visit:...
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...

Menlo Park El Camino Real Corridor Study Workshop #3

150212 Menlo-ECR-Workshop3-flyer_final This is the third workshop for the El Camino Real Corridor Study project, which includes a review of potential transportation and traffic safety improvements to El Camino Real between Sand Hill Road and Encinal Avenue. Through a series of workshops, the City invites the public to provide ideas and feedback on how the El Camino Real, being a key roadway connecting cities throughout the Peninsula, can become a more safe and accommodating transportation resource for all users, including pedestrians and bicyclists. The community is invited to share ideas on how El Camino Real can become a safer and more accommodating transportation resource for all users, including pedestrians and bicyclists. Join Menlo Park for a presentation on the three alternatives developed based on feedback collected in the first two workshops and through an online survey. Following the presentation, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions about each alternative, provide feedback and vote on their preferred option. This is your chance to let Menlo Park know that you want to be able to bike safely and comfortably on El Camino Real. Light refreshments will be provided. An opportunity to vote online will also be available from February 19 to March...