With an abundance of sunshine, temperate climate and relatively flat terrain, the Peninsula is a perfect place to ride a bike. This opportunity, combined with the need to invest in sustainable transportation solutions, has motivated an initiative to create a Peninsula Bikeway that better connects Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto and Redwood City. The project is the brainchild of the Managers Mobility Partnership, a collaboration between the four cities and Stanford University with support from Joint Venture Silicon Valley to address transportation challenges in the region. The group is initially focused on building a bike infrastructure to connect the four cities and eventually the entire Peninsula region.
The Partnership is hosting a Ride the Interim Peninsula Bikeway
launch event on Saturday, September 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Burgess Park in Menlo Park to celebrate the opening of an interim bikeway and begin planning for a future, high quality permanent bikeway. Community bike rides will be organized from each city to the park where there will be food, music and information on how to become involved in the design for a permanent bike route. Elected representatives and staff from the cities will also be on hand at this family-friendly event to hear from the community.
The temporary bikeway route covers almost 16 miles, and runs from Evelyn Avenue in Mountain View to Warwick Street in Redwood City travels along California, Bryant, Oak Grove, Laurel, Elena and Austin among others. The route takes advantage of existing facilities with a focus on including low stress bike streets.
“Each route has its own challenges and opportunities, and we want to hear from our communities to gather ideas about where they’d like to see the bikeway and key destinations where it should connect,” said Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre. “Regardless of the location to be chosen, making this route convenient, comfortable and safe for everyone is our primary goal.”
For more information on the project or to view a map of the interim bikeway, please visit the Peninsula Bikeway