The Atherton City Council has unanimously approved plans for the first phase of the town's Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan, designating some streets as shared bike and auto routes.
While streets won't get any wider, Atherton officials say they hope that putting up signs and pavement markings designating the streets as bike routes will make them safer.
The routes are meant to help guide bicyclists, raise motorist awareness and connect existing and future bike routes. It is estimated the project will be completed this winter.
At its Sept. 16 meeting, the council authorized getting bids on the project, which is estimated to cost about $150,000. Signs and pavement markings will be added to the following streets:
● Elena Avenue, between Valparaiso and Atherton avenues.
● Faxon Road, between Barry and Elena avenues.
● Barry Lane, between Faxon Road and Atherton Avenue.
● Selby Lane, between Atherton Avenue and West Selby Lane.
● Dinkelspiel Station Lane, between Watkins and Fair Oaks avenues.
● Austin Avenue, between Atherton Avenue and West Selby Lane.
● Atherton Avenue, between Alameda de las Pulgas and El Camino.
● Fair Oaks Avenue, between El Camino Real and Middlefield Road.
● Alejandra Avenue, between El Camino Real and Emilie Avenue.
● Emilie Avenue, between Alejandra Avenue and Park Lane.
● Park Lane, between Emilie Avenue and Camino al Lago.
● Camino al Lago, between Park Lane and Alameda de las Pulgas.
● Watkins Avenue, between El Camino Real and Middlefield Road.