The City of Palo Alto is trying to entice commuters and residents to give up four wheels in exchange for two next week, with a tour of the city's planned Park Boulevard Bicycle Boulevard on Monday (May 9) and Bike to Work Day Thursday (May 12) morning.
Mayor Sid Espinosa, City Manager Jim Keene and City Council members will lead the Monday tour of the future Park Boulevard Bicycle Boulevard. The ride will begin at City Hall at 4 p.m. and will travel along the planned route -- Castilleja Street, Park Boulevard and Wilkie Way -- with a return trip along the Bryant Street. The 1.5-hour ride will include stops to discuss potential improvements on and along the route.
More information about Monday's bike tour can be found here.
As part of the Bay Area-wide annual Bike to Work Day, the city is sponsoring "energizer stations" offering free goodies and cycling information from 6:30 – 9 a.m. Thursday at four locations:
• Alma Bike Bridge (near Alma Street and Palo Alto Avenue)
• City Hall @ Bryant Street Bike Boulevard (on Bryant Street Bike Boulevard near Hamilton Avenue)
• California Avenue Underpass (adjacent to California Avenue Caltrain station)
• Wilkie Way Bike Bridge (south of Wilkie Way and Whitclem)
Last year, more than 550 cyclists passed the California Avenue stop on Bike to Work Day, up from the 2006 total of 445, according to the city.
Those interested in volunteering at an energizer station can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.