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Neighborhood

Bike Tour
SATURDAY, MARCH 2
9AM - 11AM
IDEAS
ROAD DIET
A road diet involves reducing
the number of car lanes from 4
to 3, creating a new center turn
lane. Tratc Now otten lmproves
after this intervention and
tbere's space tor aooltlonal
lanoscaplng, better blke lanes,
ano lmproveo sloewalks.
According to Federal studies,
roao olets slgnlcantly lmprove
satety tor all mooes.
8lke lanes sboulo be oeslgneo to
be sate ano encourage as many
people as posslble to rloe. Hlgb
vlslblllty green palnt ano butter
space wlll belp make cycllng low
stress ano more enjoyable!
Many ot tbe sloewalks ln tbe area
are narrow ano skewereo wltb
utlllty poles, parklng slgns, ano
otber obsturctlons. Sloewalks can
be widened where feasible and
corners should be tightened to
slow cars and reduce crossing
olstance. Reouceo orlvlng speeo
means drivers are more aware
ano colllslons aren't as oeaoly.
Streets are publlc space!
Tbere's an opportunlty to
create clvlc loentlty wltb
decorative street lighting,
lanoscaplng, stormwater
treatment swales, and mini-
plaza areas.
CONTACT
greatstreetsrp@gmall.com
greatstreetsrp.woropress.com
SPECIAL THANKS
Safe Moves
Google
Slllcon valley 8lcycle Coaltlon
All ot tbe speakers!
ABOUT
WENDEE CROFOOT is a long time resident of
Latham Street between Escuela and Rengstorff. As
a peoestrlan, blcycllst ano orlver sbe bas long been
concerneo about satety on tbe local streets tor all
mooes ot transportatlon. Sbe ls a tounolng member
of Mountain View Trees and is an Alumni and
serveo on tbe boaro ot Leaoersblp Mountaln vlew.
Ms. Crotoot ls oeolcateo to bullolng a coalltlon
ot nelgbborbooo groups to aovocate tor street
oeslgns tbat reNect tbe neeos ot Mountaln vlew tor
tooay ano tbe net 50 years.
JARRETT MULLEN ls passlonate about strong
nelgbborbooos bullt on a tounoatlon ot great publlc
spaces. As a core member ot tbe Mountaln vlew
Coalltlon tor Sustalnable Plannlng, be bas workeo
baro promotes pollcles tbat promote strong urban
oeslgn, support lncreaseo translt use, ano provloe
sate space tor blklng ano walklng. Mr. Mullen ls
eclteo to be worklng on a project to brlng sater,
more llvable streets to bls communlty.
PEDESTRIAN
IMPROVEMENTS
BETTER BIKE
LANES
STREETSCAPING
Bike Tour Route
Bike safety tutorial with Winona
Hubbard. She will go over basic rules and
recommenoatlons tor rlolng sately ano cooently
on the road.
Be safe and have fun! Were looking forwawrd
to working on making biking and walking in the
neighborhood safer and more enjoyable.
You will not only see some of the issues with the
existing street design, but local residents, parents,
and business owners will share their experiences.
We hope youll see the tremendous
opportunites to create a network of safer, more
accessible streets that also function as beautiful
public space.
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Rengstorff Park
Teen Center
Castro School
& Park
Comm. Garden
Day Worker Center
Comm. Center
Klein Park
Senior Center
STOP 1
ESCUELA/CALIFORNIA
STOP 2
ORTEGA/CALIFORNIA
STOP 3
ESCUELA/LATHAM
STOP 4
CALIFORNIA/CHIQUITA
STOP 4
VILLA/SHORELINE
INTRO + SAFETY
SENIOR CENTER
This intersection represents an opportunity to
better connect two sides of Escuela Avenue.
Escuela is only half a mile long, but is a key city
street that connects Castro School, Rengstorff
Park, the Senior and Teen Centers, and other
city services that provide for persons who tend
to drive less or not have access to a car.
The new signal is much appreciated, but
tightened corners would make walking across
safer and more enjoyable.
Valeria Craven, a nearby resident, and
employee at Castro Elementary will speak
about the challenges at this intersection.
Ortega Avenue is a neighborhood street that
connects residents to Klein Park. However, it
is often used as a shortcut by drivers to access
El Camino. Given the generous width of the
street, tbere may be opportunltes to aoo tratc
calming, landscaping, and pedestrian crossing
improvements to better connect the park with
the neighborhood.
Howie Meyerson and his daughter Dana
will share their experiences at this location and
how it impacted their perception on biking and
wlaking.
John & Karen Farrell have operated
Bumble Bee Health Foods since 1957 and have
seen the neighborhood grow over the years
in regards to street safety. Elena Pacheco,
member of Community Action Team (CAT),
will also share her story.
A nearby intersection recently received a new
signal, but there are opportunites for sidewalk
improvements along this stretch of California
Street. The walkways are narrow due to signs,
poles, and other obstructions, and theres a
dearth of street trees.
Ariel T. Mendez lives in the SWAN
neighborhood and bikes to Stanford 3-5 times
a week. He will share his take on California
Street in relation to safety.
Sborellne 8oulevaro ls one ot tbe most oltcult
streets to cross in this area due to its width.
Nowhere else is the road 6 lanes wide and the
roads size encourages drivers to speed.
Thida Cornes, Parks Commissioner and
Jack Miller, bike enthusiast, will share their
experiences navigating this intersection and
nearby streets.