In wake of fatality, bike lane could come to intersection of Alpine Road and Interstate 280 Other Topics, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Nov 16, 2010 at 12:23 pm
A bike lane could be in the works for the ambiguous two-and-a-half-lane section of Alpine Road that runs westbound under Interstate 280. The road is two lanes at a stop sign before the ambiguous section and two lanes after it: one for through traffic into Ladera and the other for traffic headed on to I-280 southbound.
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Posted by Eric Ponteri, a resident of the Portola Valley: Ladera neighborhood, on Nov 16, 2010 at 12:23 pm
I agree with Mr. Schmidt's comments. Seperating the through traffic and the freeway traffic and providing a designated lane for bikes would dramatically improve safety. A little planning and paint could have saved a life. This should be made a high priority for the county
Posted by Stan Gage, a resident of the Portola Valley: Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde neighborhood, on Nov 16, 2010 at 3:21 pm
Perhaps a wiser choice would be for cyclists to be a bit less assertive about right of way and cross to the other side of Alpine at the stop sign. There is then a controlled stop for vehicles exiting 280 North and a tunnel under the on ramp for vehicles from north bound Alpine to South bound 280.
While technically cyclists should be treated as vehicles reality, unfortunately, can make cyclists who may have the RIGHT of way DEAD wrong.