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Is your child planning to bike to middle school in the fall? Wheel Kids, together with the City of Menlo Park, have created a Menlo Park-specific Middle School Bike Skills parent/child class. The weekend morning class has three parts: in class instruction, blacktop practice and on the road cycling.

Kids (and their parent — participation required), will learn how to navigate alongside traffic and through busy intersections to get around Menlo Park safely.

There are currently three dates being offered this summer — June 8th, June 22nd and July 28th.  Additional dates may be added if there’s a lot of interest. For more information about this program and to sign up click here.

“We are super excited that our pilots last year have yielded this program,” emailed Parents for Safe Routes founder Jen Wolosin, “but we really need to the classes to fill for it to be successful. So do consider participating!”

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Section of Bay Trail in Menlo Park closing overnight April 3/4

The Bay Trail will close overnight between Willow Road and Chilco Street starting Wednesday, April 3, at 9:00 pm and reopen Thursday, April 4, at 6:00 am. The closure is necessary to complete work that will realign the Bay Trail around the future bayfront bicycle/pedestrian bridge. This will allow the Bay Trail to remain open […]

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2019 Commuter Challenge runs from April 1 to May 31

Commute.org announced the 2019 Commuter Challenge for people who commute to, from or through San Mateo County. Between April 1 and May 3t, people who join the challenge and use alternative modes of transportation will be eligible to win great prizes. The Commuter Challenge promotes using alternative methods of transportation such as bicycling, walking, carpooling, […]

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PG&E Middlefield Road gas distribution pipeline replacement begins March 18

PG&E crews will replace the existing gas distribution main along Middlefield Road from Eighth Avenue in unincorporated San Mateo County, extending through Atherton, and ending at Ringwood Avenue in Menlo Park. The project is scheduled to begin Monday March 18, 2019, weather permitting, with completion date by the end of September. In order to perform […]

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Closures to impact Constitution/Independence and Middlefield Roads

A few construction projects are expected to have notable traffic impacts in the coming weeks. These impacts are expected on Marsh Road at the exit to Constitution Road as well as along Middlefield Road between Willow Road and Ringwood Avenue during nighttime hours. Night work on Middlefield Road requiring lane closures will be occurring starting […]

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Deadline to apply to be Safe Routes to School Coordinator for Menlo Park is Feb. 8

Menlo Park’s traffic consultant, Alta Planning Design, is hiring a Safe Routes to School Coordinator (Outreach Coordinator #1289). This individual will work as a liaison to public and private schools in Menlo Park. This position is a key component of the implementation phase of the citywide Safe Routes to School program, and will serve as […]

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Caltrans plans overnight closures of Willow Road and U.S. 101 beginning Jan. 15

Caltrans has scheduled five overnight closures of Willow Road and U.S. 101, as part of the Willow Road/U.S. 101 Interchange project. The closures will allow crews to install 135-foot concrete girders for the new overpass. During the following closures, affected lanes of Willow Road will be closed 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. All closures are […]

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City of Menlo Park will hold two Safe Routes to School meetings in November

The City of Menlo Park is creating a citywide Safe Routes to Schools program and is looking for your participation and feedback in the process. There are two options of meeting dates and locations that will cover the same content. Meeting option #1: Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 6:00 to 8:00 pm Hillview Middle School Library […]

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Willow Road at Highway 101 slated for closure the weekend of Oct. 5-7

Willow Road at 101 in Menlo Park will be completely closed, including the on- and off-ramps, starting Friday, October 5, at 10:00 pm until Monday, October 8 at 4:00 am. Ramps will reopen at 6:00 am on Monday. This closure will not occur during regular commute traffic, only weekend hours and only on Willow Road. […]

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Residents/motorists encouraged to take traffic survey about Santa Cruz Ave. and the Alameda

The survey is being fielded by the Santa Cruz Avenue/Alameda de las Pulgas Corridor Task Force. This San Mateo County sponsored community working group has teamed with a broad array of community groups and public officials to improve traffic safety for residents, pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists who live, work, do business in — and pass through […]

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When is a kid ready to bike to school alone (or with friends)?

With summer camps wrapping up and the start of school looming around the corner, many parents are starting to think about how their kids will get to school. Parents for Safe Routes just finished our Back to School Newsletter, and in it we have a readiness checklist to help parents evaluate when a child is ready […]

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