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East Palo Alto’s Highway 101 Pedestrian Bridge Is Under Construction

“It’s a beautiful day in East Palo Alto,” declared the city’s Public Works Director, Kamal Fallaha, at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Clarke Avenue/Newell Road Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge over Highway 101 on Thursday morning. “As an engineer you live for days like this.” After the group photos of smiling public officials…

East Palo Alto Pedestrian Bridge Open In 2019

Yesterday evening East Palo Alto officials announced that a groundbreaking ceremony for the city’s long-anticipated Highway 101 pedestrian/bicycle bridge will take place on November 30, kicking off the construction of the bridge which is expected to last two years. The 12-foot wide bridge will span the highway from Clarke Avenue…

San Jose Pushes Separated Bikeway Network

San Jose city officials announced a plan to construct separated bike lanes on a slew of streets in and beyond the downtown by 2019, in a major transformation of the city’s bicycle infrastructure dubbed “Better Bikeways“. The plan was presented by San Jose Bike & Pedestrian Program Director Peter Bennett at…

C/CAG Bike/Ped Projects Chosen

On Thursday November 9, the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG) Board of Directors is expected to distribute a meager $2.3 million in funds from the state’s Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 program for walking and bicycling improvements. Five capital projects and four planning projects were chosen by…

Stanford 2017 Bike Plan Released

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…

East Palo Alto Bike Plan Approved

A rather unambitious new bicycle plan was approved by the East Palo Alto City Council on Tuesday October 17, an update to a similar 2011 predecessor. The bike plan calls for completing the San Francisco Bay Trail through the city, a new pedestrian/bicycle bridge over Highway 101 at University Avenue, and…

East Palo Alto Bicycle Plan Nearly Finished

East Palo Alto’s 2017 Bicycle Transportation Plan, an update of a 2011 predecesor, still lacks the true vision needed mainstream walking and bicycling for the city’s residents. But EPA just might move the needle a little and get more people walking and on bikes, especially after the ped/bike bridge over Highway…