Belmont Bike Lanes on the Alameda de Las Pulgas: Belmont recently installed bicycle lanes on the Alameda De Las Pulgas in front of Carlmont High School. To provide space for a bike lane traveling in both directions, one of two north-bound traffic lanes was removed, reducing north-bound traffic to one lane. The south-bound lane was already a single lane.
This has caused a huge uproar from parents driving their kids to high school and motorists who use the Alameda as their commute route to Ralston and 280. They complain this has increased traffic congestion and travel time. There is now a great deal of public pressure to remove the bike lanes and restore the street to its original configuration. To read more and join in on the discussion go to our google group bikesmc. In the discussion section, select the Belmont bike lanes on the Alameda de Las Pulgas to follow and participate in the discussion.
In October 2010 the MTC and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District Announced the approval to fund a $7.9 million regional bike sharing pilot project. This will provide 1,000 bicycles at bike sharing stations in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. This system is expected to be up and running by the end of 2011. More details at our bike share webpage. To get an idea of what this would be like we visited Washington DC November 2010 to try out the new Capital bikeshare system. Pictures and a summary at: Washington DC Bikesharing