Atherton focuses on Middlefield Road bicycle lane improvement project

by Contributed Content on September 16, 2017

The Town of Atherton’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan outlines priorities for bicycle and pedestrian improvements throughout the town over the next 10 to 15 years.

The Middlefield Road Class II Bicycle Lanes is the major project for Fiscal Year 2017/18 with an estimated cost of $850,000. The focus of the project is the installation/improvement of bicycle lanes along Middlefield from the Menlo Park border to the North Fair Oaks border. The County of San Mateo has committed to a connection at the Atherton’s border.

Other projects included in the Town’s 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan are:

  • Providing saving crossings of El Camino Real and Selby Lane (Fiscal Year 2017/18) – project estimate – $139,000.
  • Improving Safe Routes to School near Encinal Elementary School at Middlefield/Encinal/Oak Grove and Glenwood (Fiscal Year 2017/18) – project estimate – $295,000.
  • Install Marked Crosswalks with Solar-Powered LED Pedestrian Activated Signs at Middlefield Road and Glenwood Avenue (Fiscal Year 2017/18) – project estimate – $10,000.
  • Perform preliminary design for Class II Bicycle Lanes on Atherton Avenue between Alameda de las Pulgas and El Camino Real (Fiscal Year 2018/19) – project estimate – $150,000.

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