Transportation

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Folks biking to work by crossing San Francisquito Creek via the bike bridge in Menlo Park were greeted this morning by volunteers staffing an Energizer station, one that’s been in that location every year of the annual event celebrating pedal power. It’s a popular spot noted for smiling volunteers who hand out bananas and  treat bags. The woman pictured below was showing off a bike she bought just yesterday!

Photos by Robb Most (c) 2017

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Energizer stations will sprout up all over Menlo Park on Bike to Work Day May 11

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On Thursday May 11, 2017 tens of thousands of regular and first-time Bay Area residents will bike to work for the 23rd Annual Bike to Work Day, part of National Bike Month. The more than half dozen Energizer station in Menlo Park will give people on bikes a chance to stop and get a snack, […]

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Erin Cooke works to implement SFO’s sustainability goals

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Menlo Park resident Erin Cooke doesn’t just talk the talk, she walks the walk. Or more accurately, she bikes to Caltrain, hops off at Millbrae and bikes to her job at SFO as the airport’s Sustainability Director. In that capacity she’s overseeing what she calls the airport’s “moon shot,” work to translate the Airport’s Five-Year Strategic Plan […]

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Community invited to hear proposed bike-pedestrian crossing at new Middle Plaza on May 4

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There will be a community meeting on Thursday, May 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm to discuss a proposed pedestrian and bike crossing either under or other the Caltrain tracks as part of Stanford’s Middle Plaza development. The meeting will take place at Menlo Church Social Hall at 700B Chestnut St. in downtown Menlo. The […]

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2017 Communter Challenge runs from April 1 to May 31

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Between April 1st and May 31st, people who join the the 2017 Commuter Challenge and commute to, from or through San Mateo County using a transportation mode other than driving solo in a car will be eligible to win weekly prizes and one of five grand prizes. Organized by Commute.org, the goal of the challenge is to […]

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Family bike ride in Menlo Park scheduled for Nov. 12

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A family-friendly bike ride highlighting local bike routes and Frequent Rider Card businesses in Menlo Park is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12, from noon to 2:00 pm. It will start at one end of Burgess Park (Burgess and Alma) at 1:00 pm and end downtown (see map).  Participating will be Mayor Pro Tem Kirsten Keith, City Council member […]

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Bike Menlo Park is piloting a Frequent Rider Card for shopping downtown

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Bike Menlo Park is piloting a Frequent Rider Card to support people who shop by bike in Menlo Park. The program supports healthy, sustainable transportation and local businesses, beginning with Menlo Park’s Halloween Hoopla on October 29th and running through the end of the year. Pick up a card at the kick-off event or from […]

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Ravenswood Avenue railroad crossing project input meeting on Oct. 4

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This community meeting is an opportunity to give input on the study to separate Ravenswood Avenue from the Caltrain railroad tracks. This project evaluates the engineering feasibility of replacing the existing at-grade crossings of the Caltrain tracks by building grade separations of the roadways from the tracks at Ravenswood Avenue, Oak Grove Avenue, Glenwood Avenue […]

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Marsh Road will re-open between 5:00 and 6:00 pm on Saturday, August 13

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Just in the nick of time before school starts — M-A on Aug. 17 and Laurel/Encinal on Sept. 1 — Marsh Road from Middlefield to Fair Oaks will reopen on Saturday, Aug. 13, between 5:00 and 6:00 pm. Some remedial work will be done over the next week to complete the sewer line restoration, re-striping the roadway, removal […]

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Marsh Road closure begins on Tuesday, May 31

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The Town of Atherton will close Marsh Road on May 31 between Middlefield Road and Fair Oaks Avenue for construction to replace the Atherton Channel walls and floor. Scheduled reopening is August 11, 2016. A detour plan with roadway signage plan can be downloaded here. Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2016

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Another busy Bike to Work Day in Menlo Park

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As a host to nine energizer stations, Menlo Park was covered north/south and east/west this morning during the 22nd annual Bike to Work Day. We made our regular stop at the San Mateo Bike Bridge where stalwart volunteers KC and Bernadette Callahan were at their usual spot, which they’ve held for over a decade. When […]

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