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*Palo Alto Bikeways and Traffic Calming Meeting
October 8, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The proposed Park Blvd Bicycle Boulevard, including Stanford Ave and California Ave connections, will create low stress on-street bikeways with travel time and safety improvements. Proposed improvements include traffic calming, striping, stop sign removal, repaving, and improvements to arterial crossings. On Stanford Ave, traffic circles are proposed with all-way yield control at Ash St, Birch St, and Park Blvd. On Park Blvd at El Camino Real, a bike box is proposed. Bike boxes help prevent conflicts with turning motor vehicles, group bicyclists together to clear an intersection more quickly, and benefit pedestrians by reducing motor vehicle encroachment into the crosswalk.
On California Ave, traffic circles at both intersections with Park Blvd are proposed. Through the tunnel and on its approaches, minor changes are proposed to reduce head-on conflicts and improve circulation. On-street parking reduction to enable a protected bicycle lane on Park Blvd from California Ave to Grant Ave is under study. Traffic calming is also proposed on Park Blvd from California Ave to Lambert Ave.
The City hosted community meetings in June and October 2014 and most recently March 2015 during the Conceptual Planning phase, which culminated in City Council approval of Concept Plans on August 31, 2015. The October 8 meeting will report on project changes since March 2015 and solicit feedback.