About

Up and down the Peninsula, cities are working to improve conditions for bicycling. The Peninsula Bikeway is an idea that has grown out of the coordination of four cities—Redwood City, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and Mountain View—to better connect our cities and the region. The interim Peninsula Bikeway launches on September 8 at Burgess Park in Menlo Park with rides starting in each of the cities.

With over 320 sunny days a year, typical daytime temperatures ranging from 50 to 70 degrees, and relatively flat terrain, the Peninsula is just about the perfect place to ride a bike. But our current bike networks often do not connect and freeways and major streets are challenging to use or cross on a bicycle.

The Managers Mobility Partnership has come together to help advance the concept of a Peninsula Bikeway that connects our four cities and eventually the entire Peninsula. We have worked collaboratively to designate an interim route that uses existing bikeways and local streets.

We are now working to build a long-term Peninsula Bikeway that is more direct, safe, and comfortable.

Launch Event - September 8 - Burgess Park in Menlo Park

Help us build safe, healthy and fun communities on the Peninsula

Check out the press releases for the event from Mountain View, Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Redwood City. You can RSVP on Facebook or just join us there.

EVENT INFORMATION

ACTIVITIES
Bike Rides!
Ride to the event from Redwood City and Mountain View
Fun for kids and families
A bike rodeo, bike smoothie maker, and more
Fun for bike enthusiasts
Experience a pop-up bikeway and hear from local elected officials about their vision to move this work forward
Food trucks
Food from several trucks will be available on site!
SCHEDULE
8:00 AM
Mountain View Ride meet at Eagle Park.
8:15 AM
Redwood City Ride meet at Sequoia High School.
10:00 AM
Everyone arrive at Burgess Park
10:30 AM
Hear from local elected officials
11:30 AM
Food, fun, and plans!

Maps and Products

The interim Peninsula Bikeway was created by linking existing bikeways and residential streets to connect Redwood City, Atherton, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and Mountain View. The route is signed using wayfinding signs and street sign toppers. Click on the maps below for one page summary map and detailed route maps by City.

Summary Map

Detailed route maps by City

Vision

The Peninsula Bikeway will make biking a viable option for most trips between the cities of Redwood City, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Mountain View, and Atherton. Creating this vision requires addressing several considerations:

WHAT

Design

The cities have agreed to participate in a collaborative process to identify a high quality, safe, Mid-Peninsula bicycle corridor that traverses the four partner cities of the Manager’s Mobility Partnership. A high-quality bike facility must be safe, comfortable and efficient, making possible travel for work, school, shopping, errands, and fun. The design concept will consider how to improve intersections, driveway crossings, and other features that will improve active transportation mobility in the region. It will also consider how improvements such as green infrastructure can provide potential complementary benefits in the same corridor.

WHERE

Location

Where could a high-quality Peninsula Bikeway be located? Options include El Camino Real, the Caltrain tracks, Middlefield, or a combination of these and other local routes. Each option has unique opportunities and challenges.
WHO

Users

With significant congestion and limited street space, any effort to improve bicycle mobility must consider potential impacts on accessibility and other modes of travel including walking, and travel by automobile. And, mobility is changing in our region and the future Peninsula Bikeway must consider how new forms of mobility could support or impact the bikeway.

HOW

Develop and operate

Changing the way streets are designed and operated impacts more than just the people who walk, ride a bike, and drive. A major new bikeway must consider how street cleaning, emergency access, trash pick-up, and similar concerns will be handled.
320 SUNNY DAYS PER YEAR

50-70 DEGREES

Typical daytime temperatures




MOST BUSINESS AND HOMES LOCATED IN
FLAT TERRAIN

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