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.
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.
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:
Typical daytime temperatures