The Haven Avenue streetscape project will provide new bicycle and pedestrian facilities to Haven Avenue, connecting Menlo Park, San Mateo County and Redwood City residents and employees.
The project area includes Haven Avenue, between Marsh Road and the San Mateo County border (where the existing bicycle lanes terminate).
It provides a direct connection to the San Francisco Bay Trail, and will function as an interim gap closure of the Bay Trail between Bedwell Bayfront Park and Seaport Avenue, better serving both commute and recreational needs. The sidewalk gap closures and enhanced crosswalks will also provide pedestrian connections for transit riders accessing the area, including SamTrans service (Route 270).
Temporary project hold stemmed from the funding gap, a result of construction cost escalation and additional requirements identified during permit review
Additional funding has been received from Caltrans and secured from C/CAG to complete the project
Project plans and estimate have been updated and in the process of finalizing PG&E design and construction and Bid Package
Project obtained a new Caltrans Encroachment Permit and awaiting permit from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Tentative construction dates: October 2021 - June 2022
The project is partially funded by a grant from the San Mateo County Transportation Authority's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program and includes the following elements:
Adding on-street bicycle lanes with horizontal buffers where roadway widths allow and green treatments in vehicle-bicycle interaction zones
Closing sidewalk gaps
Adding a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Atherton Channel
Providing enhanced pedestrian crossing improvements to the Marsh Road-Haven Avenue-Bayfront Expressway intersection including:
replacement of curb ramps to comply with current ADA standards
realigning the existing crosswalk on the northwest (Haven Avenue) leg of the intersection
improving the existing median to provide a crossing refuge island.
To install bicycle lanes on Haven Avenue, on-street parking modifications will be required on a portion of Haven Avenue, as there is not sufficient width to install bicycle lanes and provide on-street parking on both sides of the street. City Council and both the Bicycle and Transportation Commissions reviewed and approved these improvements in October and August 2015.
A portion of the Haven Avenue Streetscape project will be designed and constructed by St. Anton, the residential developers for the multifamily apartments on Haven Avenue, as part of a required mitigation measure from the City’s Housing Element.