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Crucial East Palo Alto bridge on track for March opening

Original post made on Nov 2, 2018

The two sides of East Palo Alto separated by bustling U.S. Highway 101 will soon link again for the first time in more than 60 years through a new bicycle and pedestrian overpass set to open next spring.

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25 people like this
Posted by resident
a resident of South of Midtown
on Nov 2, 2018 at 5:21 pm

Good for East Palo Alto! I'm glad this important pedestrian route is going to be a lot safer for them.

Why can't Palo Alto get our act together and build a year-round pedestrian route across Hwy 101 in the southern part of town. Lots of people live in southern Palo Alto and work on the other side of the highway. It's a short safe walk or bike ride during the summer, but the bike path under the highway is closed during the winter and alternative routes are far out of the way and/or much more dangerous, especially during the dark evening commute.


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Posted by We Are The People
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 4, 2018 at 1:56 pm

The Bridge was needed way back when they took out the
"Underground" passage out!
Leaving the Then Citizens to Fight the Cars over the University Ramp.


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Posted by NO DRUGS
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 5, 2018 at 10:28 am

@We Are The People

Wait, There was an underground passage? Where exactly, I'm genuinely curious?


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Posted by Great, but...
a resident of Menlo Park
on Nov 5, 2018 at 11:21 am

It's great to see a useful project like this go up. Congratulations EPA on making it happen.

But, please don't waste money on a bike crossing at University. Put the same effort into getting the long term project done. The new bike bridge is way too close to University to make the University one a top priority.

Also, how are bike routes being set up on either side of the bridge? Reference is made to biking to/from Facebook. But what is the path for safe riding from the corner of the shopping mall over there? Routing bikes along the Bayshore with overloaded, over signalled traffic isn't great. But a bike route (lane/bike friendly layout like Bryant in PA, etc.) down Clarke to Bay continuing on University would be great.


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Posted by StarSpring
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Nov 5, 2018 at 11:29 am

StarSpring is a registered user.

@NO DRUGS, The under freeway passage is just North of San Antonio. It is closed during the winter months because it is at creek level.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 5, 2018 at 2:06 pm

And yet south Palo Alto still waits for a bridge. Sigh.


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Posted by Aletheia
a resident of Green Acres
on Nov 5, 2018 at 3:37 pm

Aletheia is a registered user.

Anybody buying that story?


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Posted by Dave Burckhard
a resident of another community
on Nov 13, 2018 at 2:19 pm

I think that once the Friendship bridge over the San Francisquito creek and connecting trails reopen (hopefully in December), that E. Bayshore Road won't be necessary for many cyclists traveling between Facebook, East Palo Alto, and Palo Alto. Don't forget there is already a bike bridge over 101 at Oregon Expressway.


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Posted by Member
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 9, 2019 at 12:18 pm

Great to see the pedestrian bridge almost done. When will highway 101 be restriped to add back the lane that was taken during construction? Will go a long way to easing congestion...


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Posted by Wary Of This Bridge...
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 9, 2019 at 12:51 pm

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Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 10, 2019 at 12:12 am

> When will highway 101 be restriped to add back the lane that was taken during construction?

Speaking of 101 lanes .... has anyone noticed the weird errors in striping on 101 from Palo Alto all the way to San Jose.

There are stipes that are folded, or curve off to the left or fight. Some of them are too short, some too long. What happened, and why has it not been fixed? Some of the lanes look like someone was really high when they were painting the lanes.


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Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 10, 2019 at 12:15 am

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Posted by A Simple Solution...Not
a resident of Barron Park
on Jan 10, 2019 at 9:40 am

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