Transportation

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The Oak Grove Bike Route, which was installed on a trial basis last year, is currently being evaluated by the city of Menlo Park.

The route was specifically designed to help students biking to Hillview and M-A get across El Camino safely and provides dedicated bike lanes along Oak Grove and University Avenue.

The city will only make the bike lanes permanent if the community wants them. To provide feedback to the city, fill out the online survey. For more information on the project, visit the Oak Grove webpage.

Photo by Robb Most (c) 2018

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Spotted: the Callahans handing out goodies on Bike to Work Day 2018

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Bernadette (far left) and Casey (holding bag) Callahan were at the San Mateo Dr. Bike Bridge on the Menlo Park side where they’ve been stationed every year for well over a decade on Bike to Work Day. Business was brisk, and they’d run out of everything except tote bags as the event wrapped up this […]

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Bike to Work Day takes place on May 10

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On Thursday, May 10, 2018 thousands of regular and first-time Bay Area residents will bike to work for the 24th Annual Bike to Work Day, part of National Bike Month. Menlo Park will host five Energizer Stations to give people on bikes a chance to stop and get a snack, a tote bag, goodies, and […]

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Hillview Middle Schools hosts 2nd annual Bike Rodeo

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The 2nd annual 6th Grade Bike Rodeo took place over two days last week at Hillview Middle School. It was led by the Menlo Park Police Department with input from Danielle O’Brien, Hillview assistant principal, as well as Parents for Safe Routes. Parent volunteers and members of the community helped staff the event. Commented InMenlo […]

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Bike Education Adventure debuts last weekend in Menlo Park

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Did you see a group of 4th and 5th graders wearing bright orange and green shirts riding around Menlo Park last Saturday morning? If so, you witnessed Menlo Park’s inaugural Bike Education Adventure. Ten lucky elementary school children were given the opportunity to ride around town with Wheel Kids bike instructors to learn real-life-on-the-road bike […]

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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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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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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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Caltrans hosting Bicycle Plan Workshop in Menlo Park on Nov. 14

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Caltrans and Alta Planning + Design are hosting a community workshop to discuss proposed priority bicycle improvements on state routes for the Bay Area. Share your ideas on local priorities for: – 280/Sand Hill Road – El Camino Real – Willow Road from US 101 to Bayfront Expressway – Bayfront Expressway – Marsh Road/US 101 […]

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