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Menlo Park: Willow Road goes green

Original post made on Jul 3, 2014

A crew from the city of Menlo Park recently installed new green bike lanes on Willow Road between Middlefield Road and U.S. 101.

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a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Jul 3, 2014 at 9:22 am

Why no love for East Menlo? Will the green bike lane be extended out to Bayshore eventually?


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Posted by Margo
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jul 3, 2014 at 12:26 pm

I hope they have also removed the planting barriers from the bike lanes. They are a real hazard to the unwary, as they are not even painted to attract the rider's attention. I think they were installed to prevent people from passing on the right, but they are also a nuisance.


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Posted by Biker
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Jul 3, 2014 at 3:26 pm

I used to bike that route every day - I ended up going out of my way to use the pedestrian overpass and Ringwood because willow is so horrible.
I think the areas mentioned will be helped by the green paint, but the planters also need to be removed or marked, and there needs to be a bike lane on the 101 overpass, similar to the bike lane and markings on Sandhill over 280