Palo Alto Bike Boulevards
The City of Palo Alto is a shining example of the impact that innovative infrastructure can have on increasing the number of people on bikes. As a League of American Bicyclists silver-ranked Bicycle Friendly Community and with 50-70% of school children biking to school, the City is doing many things right. Their 2012 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan detailed many more projects to be implemented that would create a true network of bicycle infrastructure. We are holding the City to these goals by advocating for the completion of at least three bicycle boulevards this year. There is still much progress to be made and a full network of bicycle boulevards in the City would make it easier for people to seamlessly travel by bike to any of their destinations.
Recent News

Join Sept. 8 Peninsula Bikeway to Advise on North-South Route

Do you dream of a connected, low-stress north-south bike route from San Francisco to San José and beyond? This is the shared goal of the Peninsula Bikeway, a project of the Managers Mobility Partnership between Mountain View, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, and Stanford that is having a kick-off event this Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 am to 2 pm in Menlo Park.

Ross Road Roundabout City Education Event this Wednesday!

To help educate residents about the traffic calming elements nearing completion at Ross Road, the City of Palo Alto is hosting a Ross Road Bike Boulevard event this Wednesday, April 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Ramos Park (800 E. Meadow Drive). As part of a...

Infrastructure Budget Battle Looms in City of Palo Alto

On Tuesday, March 20, City of Palo Alto’s Finance Committee will consider options for reigning in its $56 million deficit to fund infrastructure projects, with proposals ranging from a potential ballot measure to even eliminating certain projects that have been in the...

7th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit Recap

  Thank you to all who attended the 7th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit. This year was the biggest year yet with 230 attendees and over 105 bikes parked! Did you miss it? Read on to catch up on all the day’s fascinating discussions. You can also view the archive of...

Palo Alto’s Bridges – We Count on You

Palo Alto Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee (PABAC) volunteers maintain pedestrian-bicycle counters at two popular bridges, El Palo Alto Bridge in the northwest of the city and Willkie Bridge on the southeast. Orphaned by the city, the counters have three years of expected life left and are used to determine how many people use these facilities for healthy transportation.

7th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit Agenda

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is excited to invite you to the 7th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit, hosted by Microsoft, this year on August 8. See below for the agenda and session topics. We look forward to seeing you! Register here:...

Bike Palo Alto Attracts 800 Participants

  For those who missed it, the 7th annual Bike Palo Alto on Sunday October 2 drew more than 800 kids, adults, and families, an increase of 14% over last year. Bike Palo Alto is an annual, volunteer-driven, community event in which participants are encouraged to try...

Palo Alto Advances Nine Bike Boulevard Projects

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.