Palo Alto will host a special presentation tonight (Thursday) to detail the city's efforts to promote bicycle riding and to kick off the city's update of its Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan.
The meeting is sponsored by the city's Department of Planning and Community Environment. It will feature a presentation from Ian Moore, a transportation expert who specializes in bicycle and pedestrian planning and design.
The lecture will cover Palo Alto's pioneering bicycle-promoting strategies and discuss ways in which the city can further advance its bike programs. Moore will also discuss some of the specific infrastructure trends adopted by other cities, including New York, Portland and Seattle.
After the forum, the city will officially kick off its update of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan, an effort that is expected to include evaluations of safe routes to school, bicycle-sharing programs and other efforts to promote bike riding. The update is funded by a $55,000 grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
The city had also received a $40,000 grant for bicycle signage and $50,000 for bike racks.
The meeting will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.