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The Town of Atherton’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan outlines priorities for bicycle and pedestrian improvements throughout the town over the next 10 to 15 years.

The Middlefield Road Class II Bicycle Lanes is the major project for Fiscal Year 2017/18 with an estimated cost of $850,000. The focus of the project is the installation/improvement of bicycle lanes along Middlefield from the Menlo Park border to the North Fair Oaks border. The County of San Mateo has committed to a connection at the Atherton’s border.

Other projects included in the Town’s 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan are:

  • Providing saving crossings of El Camino Real and Selby Lane (Fiscal Year 2017/18) – project estimate – $139,000.
  • Improving Safe Routes to School near Encinal Elementary School at Middlefield/Encinal/Oak Grove and Glenwood (Fiscal Year 2017/18) – project estimate – $295,000.
  • Install Marked Crosswalks with Solar-Powered LED Pedestrian Activated Signs at Middlefield Road and Glenwood Avenue (Fiscal Year 2017/18) – project estimate – $10,000.
  • Perform preliminary design for Class II Bicycle Lanes on Atherton Avenue between Alameda de las Pulgas and El Camino Real (Fiscal Year 2018/19) – project estimate – $150,000.

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Atherton is America’s wealthiest town

According to a Bloomberg analysis of 2015 census data, Atherton is the wealthiest town in the United States with an annual average household income was $444,374. Other Bay Area cities in the top 10 include Hillsborough at #4 ($368.9K), Los Altos Hills at #7 ($333.8K), Piedmont at #15  ($298.5K) and Kentfield at #18 ($278.2K). In the top […]

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Atherton hosts Family Faire and Farmers’ Market on a hot autumn day

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Atherton plans a number of events related to Earth Day this weekend

Atherton is hosting a town-wide celebration of Earth Day with a series of events and activities. The series will kick-off  on Friday, May 20, with a screening at 6:30 pm of Robert Stone’s environmental classic, Pandora’s Promise, followed by a Q&A with one of the movie’s stars. The screening will take place at the Menlo-Atherton Performing […]

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Atherton stages disaster preparedness community event on March 26

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Volunteer opportunities to serve on three Atherton committees

The town of Atherton is accepting applications from residents for three committees, each that has one vacancy. The committees are Rail, Transportation, and Environmental Programs. Applications are due to the City Clerks Office no later than Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by 5:00 pm. For questions, contact Theresa DellaSanta at (650) 752-0529.

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Community meeting on aircraft noise scheduled in Atherton on Sept. 30

The Town of Atherton is sponsoring a community meeting to discuss aircraft noise — in particular, noise related to the recent activity of Surf Air along the Middlefield corridor. Representatives from surrounding communities, state and federal government, San Carlos Airport, and Surf Air have been invited to attend to hear the concerns of the community. The […]

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Holbrook-Palmer Park master plan kickoff event on October 26

The City of Atherton is undertaking a Holbrook-Palmer Park master planning effort to assess current uses, programs and facilities, gather input from stakeholders, neighbors and visitors, and develop a sound long-term plan that will meet the current and future needs of the community. To kick off this effort, the City’s master plan consultants will be […]

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