Ride the Interim Peninsula Bikeway and Provide Input on the Long-Term Route Location
Join the cities of Redwood City, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and Mountain View to celebrate and ride the interim Peninsula Bikeway!
The cities of Redwood City, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and Mountain View have come together to invest in mobility alternatives to help address congestion and associated air quality, safety, and health challenges through the Peninsula Bikeway Initiative.
Bike riding is a great commute alternative and the Peninsula is a great place to ride a bike. The City of Redwood City is dedicated to developing commute alternatives, including biking. The City invests in mobility alternatives through initiatives like the Citywide Transportation Plan to develop City projects including the creation of new and enhanced bike lanes, traffic calming projects and exploring new services like a Broadway streetcar and ferry service in partnership with the Port of Redwood City. The City of Redwood City is a proud partner with other Bay Area cities in supporting the Peninsula Bikeway initiative, which seeks to connect Mountain View, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Redwood City by bike as a way to address transportation challenges on the Peninsula. These agencies are brought together by the Managers Mobility Partnership, a collaboration between local cities and Stanford University with support from Joint Venture Silicon Valley.
Interim Peninsula Bikeway Details
The Peninsula Bikeway will improve biking as a viable option for most trips between the cities of Redwood City, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Mountain View, and Atherton. The temporary bikeway route covers almost 16 miles, and runs from Evelyn Avenue in Mountain View to Warwick Street in Redwood City. The route takes advantage of existing facilities with a focus on including low stress bike streets. To see the full detailed maps of the route, go here.
“Safe, comfortable bikeways give people of all ages a healthy option for moving around Redwood City and the region,” said Melissa Stevenson Diaz, city manager of the City of Redwood City. “The Peninsula Bikeway initiative is an exciting first step toward making biking a viable choice for more Redwood City residents. Thanks to partner cities Menlo Park, Mountain View and Palo Alto.”
The goal of this initiative is to create a bike route that is safe and comfortable for a wide range of users to ride through the Peninsula. By encouraging more residents to bike, communities could see a decrease in traffic congestion and health challenges, improved air quality, and better safety overall.
Peninsula Bikeway Vision
Regardless of where the permanent Peninsula Bikeway is located, changing the way streets are designed and operated have impacts on not just bikes, cars and pedestrians, but also on city services such as street cleaning and trash pick-up. All of those considerations will go into any route that is ultimately chosen.
The long-term location of the Peninsula Bikeway is still under consideration and the upcoming launch event is one way for community members to provide input on local route options. The eventual design will consider intersection improvements and the bikeway design as part of the initiative’s next steps.
To learn more about the Peninsula Bikeway Initiative, go here.
Peninsula Bikeway Kick-Off Event and Redwood City Community Ride to the Event
Join the communities of Mountain View, Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Redwood City at an upcoming kick-off event for the Peninsula Bikeway!
On September 8 join other Redwood City community members and ride to the kick-off event at Burgess Park in Menlo Park. Redwood City community riders will meet at Sequoia High School (at the corner of Brewster and Elwood) at 8:15 a.m. to depart by 8:30 a.m. or join the ride at Ebener & Oak at 8:45 a.m., Woodside & Cyprus at 9 a.m., or Sacred Heart (Elena & Valpariso) at 9:30 a.m. to complete the ride to the park. All kick-off event attendees are arriving by 10 a.m. when the event begins.
At the event there will be activities for kids and families (bike rodeo, bike smoothie maker, etc.), the opportunity to experience a protected bike lane pop-up, food trucks, information about the Peninsula Bikeway and opportunities to share input on the route and more!
Interested in joining the event? RSVP here.
To learn more about the kick-off event go here.