City of Menlo Park

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The Peninsula Bikeway was officially launched last Saturday at Burgess Park in Menlo Park. Once completed, the  Bikeway will make biking a viable option for most trips between the cities of Menlo Park, Atherton, Palo Alto, and Mountain View.

About 50 people turned out for the event which featured the chance to test ride a variety of bicycles as well as have some fun riding over and around various obstacles.

“It was inspiring to see elected officials from up and down the Peninsula affirm their support of better bike infrastructure,” said Jen Wolosin, founder of Parents for Safe Routes. “I’m hoping that we’ve reached a tipping point in our communities with regards to cycling as a real transportation option. Now we just have to make sure that the bike routes we build are safe and comfortable for all ages and abilities.”

Matteus Waldrop in bike rodeo

InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most was there to capture the action. More information about the Peninsula Bikeway is available online.

Photos by Robb Most (c) 2018

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Ride the interim Peninsula Bikeway on Saturday, Sept.8

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This is a kick-off event for the Peninsula Bikeway — an effort by the cities of Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto and Redwood City. It will take place at Burgess Park on Sept.8 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Communities on the Peninsula suffer from crippling congestion and associated air quality, safety and health […]

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Menlo Park participates in international #CityHallSelfie Day

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The City of Menlo Park was among the municipal governments that participated in international #CityHallSelfie Day on August 15. Spearheaded by Oregon-based nonprofit Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL), the online campaign serves in assisting municipalities in engendering greater community support, trust and conversations around innovation and policy. The #CityHallSelfie phenomenon began in 2014 when various […]

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National Night Out events scheduled for August 7 in Menlo Park and Atherton

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National Association of Town Watch is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of various crime prevention programs including neighborhood watch groups, law enforcement agencies, state and regional crime prevention associations, businesses, civic groups, and individuals, devoted to safer communities. Taking place on August 7,  2018 Menlo Park National Night Out Block Parties […]

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Menlo Park tabbed for optimized traffic flow pilot project

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Beginning this fall and continuing for the next 12-18 months, the Optimizing Urban Traffic (OUT) pilot project will be deployed in Menlo Park to optimize traffic flow along Marsh Road, Bayfront Expressway and Willow Road, east of U.S. 101. Specifically, the pilot will: – Implement proven technology to improve traffic flow; – Engage drivers of […]

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Capturing the sights of Summerfest 2018 in downtown Menlo Park

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Summerfest returned to Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Menlo Park this weekend, wrapping up its two-day run at 6:00 pm this evening. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most captured some of the action. Featured at top is artist Elizabeth Sullivan who  describes her slightly surreal acrylic paintings as “dreamscapes.”   “I’ve been drawing since before I can […]

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Ten local students travel to Menlo Park sister city, Bizen, in Japan

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Last Sunday morning, a group of 10 students and five adults embarked on a short but event-filled trip to Menlo Park’s Japanese friendship city, Bizen, located in Okayama Prefecture west of Osaka. The 10 students were chosen to participate following an essay contest organized by Menlo Park’s Sister City Committee this past spring. They attend […]

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Parking improvements underway in downtown Menlo Park

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Parking improvements are now underway in downtown Menlo Park, including upgraded parking meters, restriping of lots and accessible ramp additions. The first round of parking meter upgrades has already started. Plaza 1 now has four parking meters, including three upgraded parking meters. Plaza 5 has two parking meters, including one upgraded meter. The upgraded parking […]

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Young’uns – and the young at heart – make the most of Menlo Park’s 4th of July Parade

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Decked out in red, white and blue, local kids along with their parents made their was down Santa Cruz Avenue to El Camino and on to Burgess Park at Menlo Park’s annual 4th of July celebration. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most was there to capture the action. Photos by Robb Most (c) 2018

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Changes in residential and commercial alarm permits in Menlo Park become effective July 1

In 2004, the Menlo Park City Council authorized the Police Department to require all alarmed premises, residential and commercial, to register for an alarm system permit. The alarm permit requires users to provide the Police Department with the names and phone numbers of three persons who can respond to the premise if the need arises. […]

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Menlo Park City Council approves balanced budget for fiscal year 2018-19

The Menlo Park City Council has approved a $143 million budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, marking the end of an annual process of assessing the city’s financial health, community priorities, infrastructure investments and day-to-day operations. At last week’s City Council meeting, city staff presented proposed additions to the draft budget that were […]

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