What's the safest bike path from Menlo Park to Palo Alto? Around Town, posted by Danny, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Apr 5, 2007 at 11:41 am
I've recently been riding my bike from Menlo Park to Palo Alto and am curious if other riders do the same, and can anyone tell me what they think is the safest route. Recently, too, caterpillars have been dangling from trees and attaching themselves to my clothes as I bike by, which I'd like to try and avoid (if possible). Any advice?
Posted by Danny, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Apr 5, 2007 at 1:41 pm
Right now I start in the downtown Menlo Park area, near Peet's coffee, and head toward Palo Alto. Intersections I usually pass are San Mateo/Middle (over the bike bridge), Sand Hill Road/Arboretum, and Alma St./Homer Ave. Thanks for the help RS.
Posted by RS, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Apr 5, 2007 at 3:07 pm
I commute to Militas from PA, so mostly when I am riding to MP, its for places like Keplers or a store on Santa Cruz Ave, but I dont know where Peets is, so hopefully this makes sense for Peets.
So if it were me, riding from Homer, I would take Emerson to where it tees against the creek, turn left onto Palo Alto Ave, ride to Alma just to your right is the pedestrian bridge next to the railroad tracks. The Menlo Park side of Alma is wider and calmer and can be riden down to Ravenswood Ave. Depending on street traffic, I ride the sidewalk to El Camino, or turn left crossing Ravenswood. You are now next to Keplers. Hopefully Peets is nearby
Posted by Phil Lanthrop, a resident of the Community Center neighborhood, on Apr 5, 2007 at 5:05 pm
The safest route that I know of is the bike bridge on the end of Bryant St. (bike boulevard) in Palo Alto....route is relatively free of the cars the seem to occupy the other routes on a much heavier basis....
Posted by Phil Lanthrop, a resident of the Community Center neighborhood, on Apr 5, 2007 at 7:23 pm
Well, I like Bryant better cause it's bike boulevard....and because the bike bridge connecting the two cities is on Bryant....not sure of the name of the quaint little street the it turns into in menlo land....I like Emerson...but more as a writer than a bicylce artery.....please note that alma street in menlo is totally different than palo alto....very quiet....but laurel st. is also very safe....nice wide open roads in menlo....bike lanes.....very safe in my opinion....check it out! Keep on riding!
Posted by Dale Conour, a resident of Menlo Park, on Apr 10, 2007 at 1:56 pm
Hey, any biologists or naturalists out there who can offer any information about the caterpillar invasion we're experiencing? They're dropping out of trees like special ops units. Do they come in peace?