The Town of Atherton is kicking off efforts to develop a Neighborhood Traffic Management Action Plan. Two listening sessions have been scheduled – August 6, 2020 and August 13, 2020 – to receive resident input regarding traffic, safety, mobility, and accessibility concerns in neighborhoods and throughout the Town.

These interactive meetings will be held virtually and residents are encouraged to participate and welcome to attend either meeting. An on-line survey and interactive map have been developed to help gather your input. To access the survey and map or additional information regarding the project visit the project website. Residents are encouraged to RSVP online.


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Now only one block of Santa Cruz Avenue is closed completely

Bowing to complaints from merchants, the Menlo Park City Council revised the downtown street closures on Santa Cruz Avenue. Now only the block between Evelyn and Crane is completely closed to traffic. With some reservations, the Council adopted the Chamber of Commerce recommendation that the northbound lane from Curtis Street to Doyle Street and the […]

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New roadway infrastructure improvements in Menlo Park almost complete

In the coming month, the City of Menlo Park will have substantially completed two major roadway infrastructure projects to provide critical pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle enhancements for public safety. The first project is on the south side of Chilco Street between Bayfront Expressway and Hamilton Avenue (just south of the rail crossing). The project includes […]

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Tips for keeping walkers, joggers and cyclists safe on the road while exercising or running errands

Outdoor activities such as walks, runs, and biking are encouraged while in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. As more people choose walking and bicycling as primary modes of transportation to travel and exercise, creating a safe environment for all roadway users is increasingly important. Pedestrians, joggers and bicyclists should be mindful to keep at […]

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Public input sought for county improvements to Santa Cruz Avenue/Alameda de las Pulgas Road corridor

The County of San Mateo has been working with a task force of residents and stakeholders since September 2018 to address safety and connectivity concerns for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers the Santa Cruz Avenue between Sand Hill Road and Avy Avenue. On January 30, the County held a community meeting and shared four conceptual design […]

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Cal Water main replacement project to affect Santa Cruz Avenue traffic

Cal Water plans to replace the water main on eastbound Santa Cruz Avenue between Olive Street and Orange/Avy Avenue. The replacement project is expected to start in mid-February and end by June 2020. To prepare for the pipe installation and make necessary connections to residential properties, the roadway will need to be reduced to one-lane […]

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Atherton police increasing traffic & bicycle enforcement on Middlefield Rd. in February

For the month of February, the Atherton Police Department will increase traffic and bicycle enforcement efforts. In 2019, there were seven bicycle versus vehicle collisions on Middlefield Road between Marsh Road and Ringwood Avenue. Of the seven collisions, four resulted in a visible injury to the bicyclist (abrasions), two resulted in a complaint of pain, […]

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Community meeting on Santa Cruz/Alameda corridor safety set for Jan. 30

A community meeting pertaining to safety plans and designs for Santa Cruz/Alameda corridor will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30 at Los Lomitas School, Cano Hall, 299 Alameda de las Pulgas. Doors open at 6:30 – come early to review materials, designs, and discuss – Do you think speeding is a safety issue? – Do […]

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Guild Theatre project to impact traffic at El Camino Real/ Ravenswood Avenue this coming week and next

The Guild Theatre  project is currently under construction and a lane on El Camino Real and Ravenswood Avenue must be closed intermittently during construction. This lane closure is to provide access and space to maneuver equipment safely. During the weeks of January 20 and 27, southbound El Camino Real between Santa Cruz and Live Oak Avenues […]

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Road and lane closures coming to Marsh Road and Bay Road next two weekends

Marsh Road and Bay Road will have roadway and lane closures on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm for the next two weekends, October 12 and 19, due to roadway maintenance. Marsh Road between Bay Road and Bohannon Drive/Florence Street will be reduced from two lanes each direction to one lane each direction on […]

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Spotted: Izola the crossing guard back at her post

As a household on the path to a local school, it’s been great to have Izola the traffic guard helping kids and parents cross two different cross walks. While there are stop signs at all the intersections, some impatient motorists do a rolling stop at best. But not with Izola on duty! So, it was […]

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