Travel along Alpine Road between Junipero Serra Boulevard and Ladera has been less than ideal for a long time.
A community meeting with San Mateo County officials on a study of the Alpine Road corridor is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, at Woodland School in Ladera.
If you're walking or prefer a bike path to a bike lane, the path along the south side of the road is in a seemingly permanent state of disrepair, in part because it runs alongside San Francisquito Creek with the creek's erosive impact on the infrastructure that relies on the creek bank's stability.
If you live in unincorporated Stanford Weekend Acres east of Interstate 280, the heavy traffic and blind curves of Alpine Road, where speed limit signs hold little sway, make access into and out of the community tricky most of the time and practically impossible during commute hours.
If you live in unincorporated Ladera west of I-280, heavy traffic on Alpine complicates access at intersections with La Mesa and La Cuesta drives, the primary avenues into and out of that community.
In September 2015, the county Board of Supervisors, which oversees this corridor, set aside up to $186,271 to study it.
A public meeting about a comprehensive Alpine Road corridor study is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 at the Woodland School at 360 La Cuesta Drive in Ladera. County officials and consultant Kimley-Horn, with offices nationwide, are expected to be there.
The county's goals include improving travel by every means, including walking, biking, automobile and public transit; improving access to Alpine Road from side streets; and improving traffic flow at intersections in this corridor, according to county documents.