Category Archives: Menlo Park

New study shows SRI in Menlo generates less than 50% of standard peak traffic

SRI, the nonprofit research consultancy in Menlo Park, generates less than 50% of the peak traffic predicted by standard Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE) traffic models,  according to material in preparation for a major campus rehab project. SRI employees drive … Continue reading

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MP Council approves safer Willow/101 design; project will compete for construction funding

Back on May 7, Menlo Park City Council approved an innovative, safety-conscious proposal for a revamped Willow/101 crossing, with major improvements for cyclists and pedestrians.  The design calls for 10 foot sidewalks,  bike lanes through the interchange, plus a protected bike lane between … Continue reading

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Proposed Willow/101 staff preferred design has separated bike lanes, squared intersections

Following clear feedback from public comments, and City Councils in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto, Caltrans staff has returned with a proposed design for the rebuilt Willow/101 interchange that has sidewalks, bike lanes separated from traffic, additional continuous bike … Continue reading

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Only a third of Menlo Park school district kids get to school in a single family car

A new survey of families in the Menlo Park school district shows that only a third of kids get to school in a single family car.   About a third of kids bike to school, ten percent walk, nine percent … Continue reading

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What would make the Menlo Park El Camino development sustainable?

Building new developments close to transit can help the environment in theory, but the details are critical.    The Sierra Club Sustainable Land Use Committee has taken a first look at a proposed major new development on El Camino Real in … Continue reading

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Big development on El Camino Real in Menlo Park could help or hurt the city’s goals of a street for people

Menlo Park’s new El Camino Real/Downtown Specific Plan, approved by City Council last summer, envisions greatly enhancing El Camino’s role as a place for people in addition to cars.  There is a planned pedestrian/bike undercrossing of the Caltrain tracks at Middle, … Continue reading

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Redwood City gets grant to track and analyze traffic collisions; Menlo Park proposes not tracking collisions

Last week, the city of Redwood City received a $28,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a traffic collision database and mapping software system. According to Senior Transportation Coordinator Jessica Manzi, the software will allow them … Continue reading

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Menlo Park’s first bike corral is live

When you come to work out and relax at Menlo Pilates and Yoga on El Camino Real in Menlo Park, you can warm up on your way by riding your bike.  Following customer requests for bike parking, and with the … Continue reading

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Wednesday Nov 7 comment deadline for Willow/101 interchange

Caltrans is taking comments through tomorrow, Wednesday November 7 on what they should consider in the environmental study of a revamped interchange at Willow and Highway 101, at the border of Menlo Park and East Palo Alto. A presentation from … Continue reading

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Menlo Park to get its first bike corral

Francesca Philip, owner of Menlo Yoga Pilates at 1011 El Camino Real, heard from her customers that they did not have room to park their bikes. She asked city staff what she could do to help her customers. Based on … Continue reading

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