Pop up bike lane comes to Menlo Park for three days, Oct. 2-4

by Contributed Content on September 24, 2019

As part of the Safe Routes to School program, the City of Menlo Park plans to install a temporary bike lane on Chilco Street, between Hamilton Avenue and the railroad tracks in the Belle Haven neighborhood. For three days, October 2–4, the temporary bike lane will provide a vision of the new street design. City staff expects to install the permanent bike lane by the end of the year.

The bike lane provides improved bicycle connectivity and offers a critical connection between:
– The Belle Haven neighborhood
– Bedwell Bayfront Park and other recreation/open space areas near San Francisco Bay
– The Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge
– TIDE Academy High School on Jefferson Drive
– Other destinations in the Bayfront area

Staff will be onsite October 2, during both morning and afterschool times to answer questions and hear feedback:
-Learn more about the project and Safe Routes to School program
-Provide feedback on walking and biking improvements
-Hear about next steps

For more information about the program, contact Safe Routes to School Coordinator Andre-Anne Cadieux.

One Comment

James D. September 25, 2019 at 10:35 am

99% of motorists are capable of getting past slow moving bicycles, without the need for lines being painted on the roadway.
Sometimes a bicycle has to hook a left turn, in which case it has to leave the painted path. That’s one of the flaws of bike lanes: then every possible left turn has to be marked out ( for the other 1% …).
Faster moving bicycles are another challenge for the inept motorist, and most bicycles are capable of the 15 or 20 mph limit found in school zones…
Good luck, and I hope you have a hidden video camera.

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