Palo Alto Council To Vote On Pedestrian/Bike Friendly Roadway

PALO ALTO (KCBS)– The Palo Alto City Council will decide Monday night whether to extend a controversial traffic calming trial project.

The aim of the project is to slow traffic on Arastradero Road by reducing the number of lanes from four to three. Palo Alto City Councilman Patrick Burt said they wanted to make the roadway more pedestrian and bicycle friendly and encourage children to ride their bikes to school.

“For the last 15 years, we have had a very aggressive program to re-promote the use of bicycle riding for kids to school,” he said.

KCBS’ Mike Colgan Reports:

Some car commuters claim the project creates gridlock. Burt said it could get better this year because schools’ start times have changed.

The council is expected to continue the project for at least another year.

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