February 2020 - This month's features

• Year in review: 2019 safe routes achievements
• Community discusses new safe routes project near La Entrada Middle School
• Cal Water main replacement project to affect Santa Cruz Avenue traffic
• County awarded grant to improve bicyclist and pedestrian safety
• Laurel School Upper Campus develops customized Walk and Roll safety tips

Upcoming events

• Wednesday, February 5, 9–11 a.m.
  Grant Writing Workshop: Applying for SRTS
   Infrastructure Funding
• Tuesday, March 17, 7:30 a.m.
  Safe Routes to School Task Force Meeting
• Sunday, March 22, 2–5 p.m.
  Film Screening: MOTHERLOAD
• Saturday, March 28, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
  6th Annual Youth for the Environment and Sustainability
  (YES) Conference
• Sunday, April 26, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  Safe Routes to School Spring Party

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Year in review: 2019 safe routes achievements

As we look back on 2019, we see a year in which the city’s Safe Routes to School program advanced a shared vision of Menlo Park’s transportation policies, infrastructure and programs helping students get to and from school safely. Here are a few of our first year's highlights: 1) Safe Routes to School Coordinator joins Menlo Park, 2) First Safe Routes to School Spring Party, 3) Citywide crossing guard program launches, 4) Safe Routes to School strategy and Walk and Roll maps...Click to continue

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Community discusses new safe routes project near La Entrada Middle School

On January 15, the City held a meeting at La Entrada Middle School to present design concepts for the Sharon Road Sidewalk project. The project proposes safer access to La Entrada Middle School with a new pathway on the north side of Sharon Road from Alameda de las Pulgas to Altschul Avenue. The existing site is partially paved and lacks a continuous accessible walking path. This presents a challenge for pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles…Click to continue

Eastbound Santa Cruz Avenue at Elder Avenue near Hillview School

Cal Water main replacement project to affect Santa Cruz Avenue traffic

Cal Water plans to replace the water main on eastbound Santa Cruz Avenue between Olive Street and Orange/Avy Avenue. The replacement project is expected to start in mid-February and end by June 2020. To prepare for the pipe installation and make necessary connections to residential properties, the roadway will need to be reduced to one-lane using traffic control with flaggers. During the pipe installation, the…Click to continue

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County awarded grant to improve bicyclist and pedestrian safety

The San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) received a $125,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to improve walking and bicycling safety around several schools in San Mateo County. The grant will be used to support 10 elementary schools that were identified through a 2017 equity analysis developed by the County of San Mateo’s Health…Click to continue

student riding a bicycle in the street

Laurel School Upper Campus develops customized Walk and Roll safety tips

The city’s Walk and Roll Maps show suggested routes to walk or bicycle to school safely and include safety tips for walking, biking and driving. A total of 23 Walk and Roll Maps was created for both public and private schools that serve Menlo Park families. In August 2019, the Walk and Roll maps were presented at the Complete Street Commission’s monthly meeting. The commissioners recommended engaging the local…Click to continue

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