Transportation

Join Menlo Together for an eye-opening follow-up to the powerful talk by Richard Rothstein earlier this month on the Color of Law: Hidden History Shaping our Communities Today. We’ll uncover the local hidden history of Menlo Park.

And two upcoming events will help you learn about opportunities to improve transportation, with timely connections to upcoming local decisions on downtown access and parking, Dumbarton Rail, and a regional transportation ballot measure.

A More Coordinated Transit Network: Learning From Other Regions

Monday, October 21 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Redwood City Downtown Library: Community Room, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063

How can we make transit easier and faster for all while offering climate and equity benefits? Hear about similar challenges from around the world, specifically Nordic Countries and Germany, and learn what’s possible. Part of TransForm’s Connecting Communities 2019 Speaker Series and co-presented by Seamless Bay Area, SPUR, and Friends of Caltrain. Click here to sign up for this free event.

Panelists include Ian Griffiths, Seamless Bay Area; Elias Arnestrand, Nordic Innovation House; Wiebke Geldmacher, DB Engineering & Consulting; Arielle Fleisher, SPUR

Getting Downtowns Moving with Convenient and Ssustainable Access

Wednesday, November 6 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Arrillaga Family Recreation Center: Oak Room, 700 Alma St. Menlo Park, CA 94025

Many downtowns in the Bay Area are facing some version of this challenge: Customers and workers, residents and visitors all need to be able to get downtown and parking can be a barrier. In this session, experts will discuss a variety of strategies to improve access to downtown, reduce congestion, and improve the environment. Click here to sign up for this free event.

Panelists include:Billy Riggs, University of San Francisco; Steve Raney, Palo Alto Transportation Management Association;  Carla Hansen, Parking Manager Walnut Creek (partnerships with ParkSmart/Smarking); Christian Hammack, City of Redwood City; Karen Camacho, Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County

The Color of Law, Menlo Park Edition: The Hidden History Shaping Our Menlo Park Neighborhoods Today

Sunday, November 17 from 5:00-6:30 pm – Arrillaga Family Recreation Center: Sequoia Room, 700 Alma St. Menlo Park, CA 94025

We’ll take a look at how public policies that segregated America have affected Menlo Park. We will learn, reflect, and discuss how to move toward a more equitable future. Click here to sign up for this free event.

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

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 […]

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Check out the Menlo Park Transportation Master Plan open house – available online now

The second round of community engagement for the City of Menlo Park’s Transportation Master Plan is here. There are multiple ways to learn more about the project and provide input about how the City should prioritize transportation improvements. The primary way to provide input is through the online open house, which is available until Oct. […]

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Bike to Work Day is this Thursday, May 9

There will be nine Energizer stations in Menlo Park. Here’s a map to them that will also help plan your route when cycling from Menlo Park to another location.

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Menlo Park-specific bike safety classes will be offered for kids and their parents

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 […]

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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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Menlo Park “kids” grow up to launch business maintaining scooters

Two guys with Menlo Park roots — Rich Branning and Nate Thomas — have banded together in Southern California to launch a new business that is quickly spreading nationwide “The focus is the Last Mile Space,” said Rich. “Scooters are more prevalent here than in the Bay Area. The novelty is to ride the scooter somewhere […]

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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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