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Bicycle Commission


Fred Berghout
Term Expires: April 30, 2016
Gregory K. Klingsporn (Chair)
Term Expires: April 30, 2014
Andrew Combs
Term Expires: April 30, 2016

Cindy Welton
Term Expires: April 30, 2017

William Kirsch
Term Expires: April 30, 2017


Mission Statement

The Bicycle Commission's goal is to make Menlo Park a bicycle-friendly community where cyclists, pedestrians and motorists thrive. The Commission will advise the Council on matters related to cycling in our City, including but not limited to:

1. Promoting bicycling as a safe form of recreation and transportation.
2. Providing a cycling perspective to the City decision-making processes to ensure proper sensitivity to bicycle and pedestrian issues in the design and implementation of relevant public works projects.


Educating all citizens on the benefits of safe cycling, the City's cycling-related resources, and pedestrian/motorist/cyclist etiquette and regulations.



Suggesting safe and convenient bicycle routes throughout the City, including appropriate connections to neighboring cities.



Facilitating the continued development and maintenance of cycling facilities and resources throughout the City.

Commission Priorities

League of American Bicyclist - Bicycle Friendly Community completed Awarded Bronze Medal.
  • We will continue to work on the areas that prevented us from achieving a higher award.
  • Identify areas to improve
  • Continue to work on identified weakness improve awarded level by 2012

  • Safety Education (ongoing) Goal: Increase both kids and adults riding to school and throughout our community.
  • Identify current safety programs in Menlo Park schools. Identify 1-2 schools per year to conduct a safety event
  • Expand bicycle safety education into our community
  • Identify 1-2 community events to participate in (Belle Haven, Burgess after school program, Ravenswood, YMCA)
  • Determine which schools are following Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program and reinforce use.
  • Determine if there are schools that should be following SRTS and are not. Help schools get back onto SRTS program
  • **** If needed, recommend new signs be replaced to indicate SRTS route ****

  • Pilot Project for SHARROWS (University, Crane, Menlo and Middle)
  • Identify specific locations where Sharrows would make the most difference for bicycle safety and meet MUTCD guidelines
  • Gain City Council / Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) support to help implement Sharrows in identified areas
  • Educate the public, both motorists and cyclists, on the benefits of Sharrow use / and how to use

  • Exposure: Increase our presence throughout the city by becoming more involved in public outreach
  • Determine 1-2 city events / year to participate by providing bicycle safety education material, (Menlo Park Block Party, 4th of July Parade)
  • Determine alternative tools to provide education to our community, (Facebook, Twitter, Bicycle Jerseys, T shirts)

  • Way finding: Evaluate pilot project to determine locations to expand signage throughout our city.
  • Determine destinations and placement of signs throughout the entire city.
  • *** Potential safe routes or share the road signs added around schools, if or as needed ****

  • Sidewalks on Santa Cruz Ave
  • We will continue to work on the areas that prevented us from achieving a higher award.
  • This project will include the detailed design and construction of a conceptual plan for new sidewalk improvements approved by the City Council.
  • Meeting Schedule

    Meetings are the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Conference Room ("Fishbowl"). Staff support: Richard Angulo, Transportation Technician, 330-6770.

    Bike Plan

    The Bike Plan project will identify needs and create a comprehensive city-wide vision for traffic and transportation facilities for bicyclists of all ability levels.

    Road Hazard Reports and Other Suggestions

    If you would like to report any road conditions in Menlo Park that might be hazardous to bicyclists, or if you have any ideas for improving the bicycling facilities in Menlo Park, please e-mail Richard Angulo.

    External Links

    Transit information, and other local and national bicycle organizations:

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    Bicycle Access to Mass Transit:

    Bikes on CalTrain

    NOTE: The secure bike shelter at the Menlo Park station is owned and operated by CalTrain. For access please call 650.508.6350

    Bay Area and California Bicycling Organizations:

    Bicycle Route Maps

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