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Bikes not safe on El Camino

Original post made on Oct 25, 2013

What should the city do for south- or north-bound cyclists who want to ride between Palo Alto and Sunnyvale along El Camino Real?

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Posted by Fou du vélo
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Oct 25, 2013 at 6:28 am

A Bike Boulevard parallel to El Camino is a great idea but how could we safely access it from South Mountain View? Crossing El Camino by bike or by foot ought to be a HUGE priority for the precise plan. For biking, it means continuous bike routes/lanes across El Camino and it might mean some short bike lanes on El Camino to connect the dots (Escuela to El Monte for instance).

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Posted by Scott Lamb
a resident of Monta Loma
on Oct 25, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Scott Lamb is a registered user.

I like bicycle boulevards, but this is a let-down. It's not a complete solution if it doesn't let cyclists access the many businesses on El Camino Real. And they can't be serious about the idea anyway if they won't even let Latham residents block their street for one Sunday afternoon.