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Progress on the Bay Trail

Original post made on Feb 20, 2019

Look at the plans for the Bay Trail and it's easy for a cynic to laugh it off as a pipe dream -- 500 contiguous miles of trails cutting through 47 cities and nine counties in the Bay Area?

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Posted by resident
a resident of Menlo Park
on Feb 20, 2019 at 10:37 am

Are they going to install a new stop light where this trail intersects with University Ave so that southbound bicyclists can safely make the left turn across the speeding traffic on University? Really a shame that this trail could not bypass the University Ave speedway entirely.

Posted by Bay Trails--A beautiful bike ride.
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Feb 20, 2019 at 12:11 pm

Bay Trails--A beautiful bike ride. is a registered user.

My husband bike commutes to his job in San Jose from Palo Alto. The Bay Trail provides a beautiful, regional route. It's nice to see it being expanded.

Posted by Back in the day
a resident of another community
on Feb 20, 2019 at 1:23 pm

I used to ride this route in to what was then Sun Microsystems. Heading in from the south, fter the main trail ended, you had to negotiate a very tight bumpy, tire-width trail right next to the power station fence, and if you wanted to continue all the way, near the end you had to walk a broken boardwalk until you reached a rusty pipe laying on the ground above the pickle weed.
You could shoulder your bike and walk the rusty pipe, risking a soggy foot if you slipped, until you got to the rr tracks. From there you could head to lower University where the tracks cross. The new trail will be nice and sanitary, which is good, but the old way in was a really fun ride.

Posted by bay rider
a resident of Palo Verde
on Feb 20, 2019 at 9:56 pm

It sure is too bad, for that much money, they could not make a boardwalk/bridge/tunnel over the 1500 feet to the trail going right to the bridge. It would save cyclists about 15 minutes getting to the bridge from the South. It is frustrating when you are there: you can see the trail on the other side: it-is-right-there. 5 Football fields away. Someone likes trains a whole lot more than they do bicyclists.