Stanford University, the San Francisco Bay Area’s leading cycling community in terms of sheer numbers, has released its 2017 Bicycle Commuter Access Study. The study points to ways to boost the number of bike commuters to Stanford and Palo Alto even higher.
“Stanford has renewed its commitment to a strong bicycle culture that is focused on improving the safety and comfort of bicyclists from all geographic areas and of all skill levels.” – Stanford Bicycle Commuter Access Study, October 2017
The study cites bicycling as the commuting choice for an astounding 21 percent of Stanford commuters, which includes both employees and students, up from 11 percent in 2003. Caltrain accounts for another 17 percent of Stanford commuters, up from just 7 percent in 2003. The study cites a number of improvements for walking and bicycling along El Camino Real funded by the university or the City of Palo Alto.