Launch Event for New Bikeway Scheduled for September 8
With an abundance of sunshine, temperate climate and relatively flat terrain, the Peninsula is a perfect place to ride a bike. This opportunity, combined with the need to invest in sustainable transportation solutions, has motivated an initiative to create a Peninsula Bikeway that better connects Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto and Redwood City. The project is the brainchild of the Managers Mobility Partnership, a collaboration between the four cities and Stanford University with support from Joint Venture Silicon Valley to address transportation challenges in the region. The group is initially focused on building a bike infrastructure to connect the four cities and eventually the entire Peninsula region.
The Partnership is hosting a launch event on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Burgess Park in Menlo Park to celebrate the opening of an interim bikeway and begin planning for a future, high quality permanent bikeway. Community bike rides will be organized from each city to the park where there will be food, music and information on how to become involved in the design for a permanent bike route. Elected representatives and staff from the cities will also be on hand at this family-friendly event to hear from the community.
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