The Menlo Park Planning Commission will hold a study session tonight (April 6) to consider how to improve El Camino Real. Three alternatives, as well as the option to leave the road as is, will be discussed.
One alternative would create three traffic lanes in each direction between Encinal and Roble avenues. A second option would add bike lanes in both directions by narrowing car lanes. A third design would use landscaping and curbs to create bike lanes separated from vehicle traffic. Each option would entail removing at least some on-street parking and right-turn lanes along El Camino Real.
During a series of workshops and online surveys conducted by the city in the past year, residents indicated they would like to see El Camino Real made safer for pedestrians and bicyclists, and better traffic flow. Participants said they don't want to change the speed limits along the city's main corridor or add on-street parking.
Review the complete agenda here.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the Civic Center at 701 Laurel St., and will be streamed live online.