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Middlefield Road Bicycle Lanes Improvement Project

Middlefield Road Bicycle Lanes Improvement Project 

The Town of Atherton has retained a consultant to design and implement projects from the Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan. The project focuses on improving access for students, families, residents and visitors biking along Middlefield Road between North Fair Oaks border and the existing Class II bicycle lanes at the Menlo Park Border.  Specific improvements include widening the roadway, improving shoulder conditions, restriping with high-visibility green markings at conflict zones and increasing signage/wayfinding to provide improved bike paths. 

Following the design, the Town will be looking to retain a contractor to construct the Class II route improvements. Construction of Class II improvements will include the placement of bike route signs and bicycle lane markings on the pavement. These improvements will help inform users that the routes are designated for use of bicycles. Below is a design schedule list and scope of work. 

History & Status

The town's consultant will be designing bicycle facilities improvements this fall and the Town anticipates for construction to begin in 2018. Listed below is the anticipated schedule of when the design will be completed. The schedule is subject to change and will be updated as needed, due to unforeseen delay issues. The anticipated design schedule is as follows:

  • March 21, 2018 City Council Meeting 
  • March 1 @ 6PM - Community Outreach Meeting - Council Chambers
  • October 2 - Community Outreach Meeting
  • January – Town receives 65% design plans
  • January 9 – Transportation Committee review 65% design plans
  • January 23 – Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee review 65% design plans
  • February 21 – City Council reviews 65% design plans
  • February – Town receives 95% design plans
  • March 13 @ 6pm – Transportation Committee review 95% design plans
  • March 21 @ 7pm – City Council reviews 95% design plans
  • March 27 @ 4:30pm – Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee review 95% design plans
  • May 16 @ 7pm – City Council to review final bid package
  • May 17 – Post request for bids on Town website
  • June – Public Bid Opening
  • June – Recommendation to Council for award of contract
  • July – Anticipated Start of Construction

Scope of Work

The limits of work for Middlefield Road Bicycle Lanes Improvements Project are:

  • Middlefield Road – south of Jennings Lane and north of Ringwood Avenue


Middlefield Road Typical Cross Sections

Middlefield Road Concept Plan

Middlefield Road 65% Plan

Middlefield Road 95% Plan

Project Documents

Middlefield Road Public Meeting Presentation

Middlefield Road Public Meeting Minutes

Middlefield Road 2nd Public Meeting Minutes

Middlefield Road Design Schedule

Historical Project Materials

May 17th City Council Staff Report

Initial Master Plan Project List

Priority Projects List from the Master Plan

November 15th City Council Staff Report

For reference.

Project Contact:
Marty Hanneman, PE, TE
City Engineer