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Oct 14

Hundreds experience Menlo Park’s first pop-up bike lane on Chilco Street

Posted on October 14, 2019 at 8:27 pm by Clay Curtin

As part of the City's Safe Routes to School program, the city’s first pop-up bike lane demonstration project provided a preview of the permanent version planned for the near future on Chilco Street, between the railroad tracks and Hamilton Avenue.

From October 2 to 4, residents, students and workers had the opportunity to visualize the new street design, experience a more connected bicycle network and share their feedback. City staff took bike counts in the morning (7:30–9 a.m.) for all three days. On average, approximately 100 bicyclists used the bike lane daily, including 10 to 15 students.

The permanent bike lane is expected to improve bicycle connectivity and offer a critical connection between the Belle Haven neighborhood and recreational and open space opportunities along the San Francisco Bay, the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, the new TIDE Academy High School on Jefferson Drive, and other local destinations in the Bayfront area. The permanent bike lane is expected to be installed by the end of this year or early next year.

For more information, please contact Associate Transportation Engineer Kevin Chen.

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