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The Menlo Park community is invited to share input on potential uses of a downtown parking structure. Uses may include, but are not limited to, retail, entertainment, housing, etc.

City staff is currently in the process of researching potential development opportunities. Staff will compile community feedback for an upcoming presentation to City Council.

The meeting will take place on Monday, April 16, 2018, at 6:30 pm in the City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St.

In February 2018, the City Council approved their annual work plan with a focus on a potential downtown parking structure as one of six top priorities. This involves determining potential uses, siting, funding and design of a downtown parking structure. City staff is embarking on the evaluation of multiple options for developing a parking structure and/or mixed-use development.

According to a 2010 Downtown Menlo Park Parking Study, 80% of parking spaces were in use during peak hours in the downtown area:
– Parking plazas – 1,186 spaces
– On-street parking – 409 spaces
– Total spaces – 1,596 spaces

Photo by Robb Most (c) 2018

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Shuttle changes to improve safety at Willow Road/U.S. 101 interchange

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To address concerns about pedestrians continuing to walk across the Willow Road/U.S. 101 bridge, through the construction area, the pickup areas for the free shuttles (shuttles run 24 hour per day, 7 day per week) have been moved onto Willow Road where the sidewalks end and the shuttles will wait at these stops during peak […]

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Commute.org invites San Mateo County commuters to go green this spring

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Commute.org announced the 2018 Commuter Challenge for people who commute to, from or through San Mateo County. Between April 1st and May 31st, people who join the challenge and use alternative modes of transportation will be eligible to winprizes. Now in its 10th year, the Commuter Challenge encourages people to use alternative methods of transportation […]

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Student anti-gun violence march tomorrow morning will affect traffic in Atherton and Menlo Park

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To mark the one-month anniversary of the Florida school shooting, students from Menlo Atherton High School, Menlo School, and Sacred Heart School will be conducting a walk-out and protest march from Atherton to El Camino Park in Palo Alto Wednesday morning, March 14, starting about 10:15. On the M-A campus, the names of the Parkland […]

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Pedestrians, cyclists and motorists: Know what these street markings mean for a safer Menlo Park

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When we caught up with Jen Wolosin, who leads the Parents for Safe Routes project, our conversation turned to the various street markings pedestrians, cyclists and motorists encounter as they make their way across Menlo Park and neighboring communities. We live near a school so thought we understood the meaning of most markings. We were […]

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What’s going on with the new “senior zone” signs on Santa Cruz Avenue?

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Motorists and cyclists may have noticed new “senior zone” signs on Santa Cruz Avenue between Sand Hill Road and the “Y” where SCA and the Alameda split. We’d covered Ron Snow and the neighborhood organization, SAFE, last August and figured he’d know about the illuminated signs. We were correct. “The senior signs are rooted in […]

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Voice your transportation priorities at Get Us Moving San Mateo County Town Hall on Feb. 15

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Traffic? Potholes? Bike Paths? Tell us your transportation funding priorities. Join a Get Us Moving San Mateo County Town Hall at the Menlo Park Senior Center, 110 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, to tell us what you think are the County’s critical transportation needs. Get Us Moving […]

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Bike safety week at Hillview Middle School kicks off with support from Parents for Safe Routes and MPPD

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Hillview Middle School is partnering with Parents for Safe Routes and the Menlo Park Police Department this week on bike safety. HAWK TV is running a series of safety tips/reminders all week — wear your helmet, no earbuds while riding, ride with traffic, etc. To kick the week off, Parents for Safe Routes targeted a […]

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Turn restrictions coming to Willows neighborhood in Menlo Park on Monday

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On Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, the following turn restrictions will be installed within the Willows neighborhood (purple section on map): No right turns from Chester, Durham & O’Keefe to Willow Road, 3:00 to 7:00 pm weekdays (except SamTrans and school buses) No left turns from Woodland to Baywood, 3:00 to 7:00 pm weekdays These restrictions […]

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New pedestrian lights on El Camino in Atherton

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There are now several operating pedestrian hybrid beacons on El Camino Real in Atherton. The pedestrian beacons are installed on El Camino Real at the intersections of Isabella Ave., Alejandra Ave. and Almendral Ave. The pedestrian beacon is designed to stop vehicles at crosswalks and provide pedestrians a controlled crossing through a series of steady and flashing […]

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New traffic signals coming to Willow Road off ramps at Highway 101

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On Thursday, Oct. 26, and Friday, Oct. 27, traffic signals will be turned on for the intersections of Willow Road and the ramps to and from U.S. 101. The layout of the on- and off-ramps is also changing with both of the southbound ramps connecting to Willow Road on the south side of the street […]

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