Traffic

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 alternatives for the corridor with members of the public. After the meeting, the County announced an online public survey asking community members to review and select their preferred option by Sunday, Feb. 23.

The survey result will assist the task force in selecting the preferred alternative that will be recommended to the county board of supervisors for final approval.

For additional project information and next steps, please visit the County’s Santa Cruz Avenue Corridor Study website.

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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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Reminder to drive safely and cautiously with schools opening

Menlo-Atherton High School starts this Wednesday, Aug. 14, followed by the Las Lomitas Elementary School District, the Woodside School District, the Portola Valley School District, and the Ravenswood School District  on Wednesday, Aug. 21, and the Menlo Park City School District on Thursday, Aug. 22. The Atherton Police Department sent out a list of reminders for […]

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San Mateo County to begin Santa Cruz Avenue lane closure pilot program

San Mateo County will be temporarily closing one lane of traffic in the northbound direction of Santa Cruz Avenue at the intersection of Santa Cruz Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas beginning July 2 through October 2, 2019. The lane closure is anticipated to be in place for three months. San Mateo County has worked […]

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Bicycle safety improvements in downtown Menlo Park completed

Work on permanent treatments for the bicycle facilities along Oak Grove Avenue, Crane Street, Live Oak Avenue and University Drive in Menlo Park are now complete. Final construction of the project began in May 2019 and consisted of refreshing the faded painted lines from the pilot project with reflective thermoplastic striping. Between El Camino Real […]

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Heads up drivers and pedestrians – Menlo Park Police will be vigilant on June 27

The Menlo Park Police Department will conduct a pedestrian safety enforcement operation intended to educate drivers and pedestrians on traffic laws meant to keep them safe on the road. On Thursday, June 27, officers will be looking for violations made by drivers and pedestrians that are illegal and dangerous. Special attention will be directed toward […]

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