Atherton Avenue Improvements

Atherton Avenue Bicycle Lanes Improvement Project

The Town of Atherton intends to implement the Atherton Avenue Bicycle Lanes project from the Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan. The Town has retained a consultant to prepare a grant funding application in conjunction with a consultant from C/CAG to pursue the Active Transportation Program (ATP) Cycle 4 grant, which is composed of federal funds, State SB1(gas tax) and State Highway Account (SHA) funds.  The project focuses on improving access for students, families, residents and visitors biking along Atherton Avenue between Alameda De Las Pulgas and El Camino Real.  Specific improvements include widening the roadway, improving shoulder conditions, restriping with class II bike lanes, improved crossings at conflict zones, and increasing signage/wayfinding to provide improved bike paths. 

If the Town’s grant application is successful, the Town will be looking to retain a consultant to design the Class II bike lane improvements. The design and 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 grant application schedule list and scope of work.

The Town is seeking your input on the proposed project.  Please send your comments on the conceptual layout to:

History & Status

The Town's consultants will be developing the ATP Cycle 4 application for the Atherton Avenue bicycle facilities improvements this July.  The Town will be sending out notifications to Atherton residents regarding this project to request input and determine any concerns regarding the proposed improvements. Listed below is the anticipated schedule of the anticipated milestone and approval of the ATP Cycle 4 Grant. The schedule is subject to change and will be updated as needed, due to unforeseen delay issues.

May 16 – ATP Cycle 4 Call-for-Projects

June 7 – Atherton Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) Meeting

June 15 – Consultant assigned to Atherton by C/CAG

July 6 – Atherton Avenue Concept Plan posted in link below

July 10 – Atherton Transportation Committee Meeting

July 31 – ATP Grant Application Deadline

December 31, 2018 – Statewide project funding recommendations posted by California Transportation Commission  (CTC)

January 2019 – CTC adopts the statewide selected projects

February 15, 2019 – Additional programming recommendations due from Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO)

June 2019 – CTC adopts MPO selected projects

Scope of Work

The limits of work for Atherton Avenue Bicycle Lanes Improvements Project are: 

  • Atherton Avenue – east of Alameda De Las Pulgas and west of El Camino Real


Atherton Avenue Concept Plan

Historical Project Materials

June 7, 2018 BPAC Meeting Presentation 

Initial Master Plan Project List

Priority Projects List from the Master Plan

February 21, 2018 City Council Staff Report

Project Contact:
Robert Ovadia, PE
Director of Public Works / City Engineer