Safe El Camino Real

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Emma Shlaes
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El Camino Real has long been a priority for Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition to make it safer for people walking and biking. As part of Vision Zero, we focus solutions on places where there are a disproportionate number of collisions. El Camino Real makes up only 0.5-1% of the street network in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, yet 5-15% of collisions involving people walking and biking take place there. The street is a community hub of destinations including new homes and offices, shops, schools, and transit, yet it is a wide multilane road with fast-moving cars and lengthy crosswalks. SVBC shares the vision of the Grand Boulevard Initiative (GBI) for a people friendly El Camino Real with a focus on increasing access to destinations and improving quality of life.

SVBC has been working with GBI along with Caltrans and the cities of Mountain View, Menlo Park, Redwood City, South San Francisco, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, and more since 2014 to create safer places for people to bike on El Camino Real. But no change has been implemented yet. Now is the time to push our cities and Caltrans to make changes to this key corridor to prevent these types of tragedies from happening again. Let’s make a safer El Camino Real for everyone. 

Please sign our petition to encourage cities and Caltrans to put in protected bike lanes, more opportunities to safely cross the street, traffic calming, and other improvements that will slow drivers and protect people walking and biking. We’ll use this to push action by our decision-makers. Don't forget to opt in to provide your email to SVBC to receive updates about this and other bike safety campaigns in your area. 

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