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.


Experience a Pop-Up Protected Bike Lane on El Camino Real in Redwood City Saturday, October 20th 10AM-1PM

Still feeling the energy from the Peninsula Bikeway launch event? Now’s your chance to see how the Peninsula Bikeway Vision could appear along El Camino Real. On October 20th, pedal, walk, or roll to Cedar street and El Camino Real to experience a living preview of a protected bicycle lane along one block of El Camino. This is your chance to view (and ride) a life-size mock-up of this design and speak with Redwood City representatives about ideas for protected bike lanes along more blocks of El Camino Real in Redwood City. More project information


Launch Event A Great Success

Thanks to all who joined us on September 8, 2018 to laumch the interim Peninsula Bikeway. Over 100 people rode the interim bikeway that day and 200 people joined us in Burgess Park. Thanks to Menlo Park for hosting and to everyone for showing up and supporting investment in better bikeways on the Peninsula.

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


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:



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 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.


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.


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.


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