Bikers pedaling into downtown Menlo Park now have more spots to lock up their wheels on Santa Cruz Avenue.
Since June, the city of Menlo Park has installed green bike racks to accommodate 54 bikes at four on-street "bike corrals" and 30 bikes on the sidewalks along Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Menlo Park, according to Nikki Nagaya, transportation manager.
The bike racks come in different shapes, including the traditional upside-down "U", a bike shape, and a Menlo Park gate logo.
The "corrals" now occupy previously unused stretches of the street that had been painted in and not allowed for parking.
The project was funded using a $347,860 grant for bike-related infrastructure projects from the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County, about $20,000 of which was expected to be used for the bike racks, according to a staff report.