Middlefield Road bikeway in North Fair Oaks

Middlefield Road in North Fair Oaks serves a dual purpose: acting as the main business district for the community with many locally owned shops and key services such as a Health Center and schools, and providing a direct route from Redwood City to Menlo Park and Atherton. The current four-lane configuration with diagonal parking and minimal traffic signals makes for an unwelcoming streetscape for people who bike and walk. SVBC is engaging in the Middlefield Road redesign study in North Fair Oaks to help transform that corridor into a safe and comfortable route for all users. We are advocating for protected bike lanes to accommodate the many people who bike on this corridor and as a tool for traffic calming and increased safety.

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Recent News

Youth Advocates Help Pedal Forward a Bike-Friendly Design for Middlefield Road in North Fair Oaks

Last Thursday, March 23, the North Fair Oaks Community Council voted to approve improvements for Middlefield Road between Pacific and 5th Avenues, including buffered bike lanes. This vote comes after years of work from the community, San Mateo County, North Fair Oaks Forward, and SVBC staff and advocates. Most recently, SVBC worked with Siena Youth Center’s biking club, Bulldog Riders to enhance youth and community participation in the process.

North Fair Oaks Middlefield Rd. road diet and bike lanes approved!

On Tuesday, October 21st, I attended the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors meeting at which they unanimously approved the North Fair Oaks Community Council's design recommendations for Middlefield between 5th and Pacific, including: 3 lanes (from the existing 4),...

Campaign update: Middlefield Road bikeway in North Fair Oaks

Last night, the North Fair Oaks Community Council voted to recommend to the Board of Supervisors several design features for the reconstruction of Middlefield Road between 5th and Pacific Avenues: Three traffic lanes Bike lanes Parallel parking Sidewalks wide enough...