Today’s Headlines

  • BART Board Will Not Raise Fares This Year to Balance Its Budget (KCBS)
  • And It’s Questioning the Independent Shooting Investigation (Merc, ABC7)
  • NIMBY Complaints Over Peninsula HSR Line Continue (CHSRB, VTA Watch)
  • Sausalito Launches Study on How to Improve Bike Facilities (Marin IJ)
  • Bike, Pedestrian Improvements Planned on Palo Alto’s Oregon Expressway (Palo Alto Daily)
  • Report: Better Ped/Bike Infrastructure Can Prevent Cancer (Examiner via
  • Caltrain Celebrates $35 Million Palo Alto Station Revamp (Merc)
  • Obama Budget Includes Revenue From Carbon Auctions (Grist, WaPo, Green Inc)
  • Revised Plan Released for Presidio Main Post (SF Gate, SF Citizen)
  • Mountain View Gets Bicycle-Friendly Award (SVBC)


Eyes on the Street: East Palo Alto’s First Sharrows

When East Palo Alto repaved Woodland Avenue between Newell Avenue and West Bayshore Road in late March, one half-mile of the city’s bumpiest pothole-filled street was suddenly transformed into its smoothest one, complete with new striping and well-placed sharrows on top. City planners hope the sharrows will help residents bike and drive more predictably on Woodland’s […]

South Bay Cities Build Region’s First Separated Bike Lanes

New on-street bike lanes separated from auto traffic are nearing completion in Palo Alto and Menlo Park, and a handful of neighboring cities have plans to install them too. Separated bike infrastructure gained traction among local planners after Caltrans approved Class IV Separated Bikeway design standards [PDF] in December 2015. The first protected intersections were built […]