Palo Alto Bike Boulevards
Congratulations to Palo Alto, whose City Council voted on May 9 to approve $1.4 million in funding as well as concept plans and environmental analyses to advance the ambitious Bike Boulevard prioritization of their 2012 Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan.
Last Sunday, I had the pleasure of attending a pop-up two-way cycletrack, or separated bikeway, demonstration on Park Boulevard, put on by City of Palo Alto and Fehr & Peers consultants.
Pop-up bikeways and other temporary projects, like parklets, are sweeping the nation as tools used by local cities and advocates to demonstrate how a potential project could work, gain direct feedback from people biking and walking, and generate support for new, innovative designs. They also help to educate people on how to use a separated bikeway – still a relatively new concept in California – and create excitement as people experience them firsthand.
Thanks to those who attended last Thursday. Here are the highlights and action items:
Following a campaign by the Palo Alto Local Team, the City of Palo Alto approved funding for multiple bike boulevards and is now in the midst of the design and public input period of a network of 22 Bike Boulevards in the city. If you want to get involved and make...