Ralston Avenue corridor bike lanes in Belmont
In the City of Belmont, local residents make 2-3 trips per day on Ralston Avenue. It is the only road that cuts through from Highway 280, State Route 92, through residential areas and schools, to downtown and the Caltrain station, to Highway 101 and the Bay. This uniqueness makes it essential to all residents of Belmont, no matter how they choose to get around. The current high vehicle speeds, however, make travel by bike an unwelcoming endeavor for many. As the City has been involved in their Ralston Avenue Corridor Study, SVBC has been pushing to include continuous bike lanes on all segments of Ralston, from Highway 92 to Highway 101. In particular, the downtown area and Caltrain station area should be prioritized since there are many businesses that people who bike want to access but feel unsafe doing so. Adding bike lanes would help to calm traffic and make for a more inviting downtown. We are working to see that the final corridor plan is inclusive of these types of designs.
Recent News

Round up of San Mateo County Bike Project Funding

There are numerous pots of money for bike projects from the national, state, regional, and local level. Every single funding pot for bike projects is oversubscribed, demonstrating the demand for additional funding. That is why SVBC works to ensure that any funding measure includes robust allocations for bike projects, which often have a higher bang for your buck than traditional roadway projects. Read on for a round up of recent grant-funded projects in San Mateo County.

Belmont Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan Update

The City of Belmont is in the process of creating a new Comprehensive Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan and recently surveyed its residents as part of this process.

San Mateo County Allocates Almost $5 Million to Bike/Ped Projects

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Questions for Belmont City Council Candidates

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is a 501c3 non-profit organization and is permitted to educate our members about where candidates for public office stand on our issues. We are not permitted to endorse candidates. Questions were developed with the SVBC San Mateo...