Join us for the grand opening of the Highway 101 Pedestrian / Bike Bridge on Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. Hear from speakers, witness the ribbon cutting, enjoy free ice cream, and stroll the new bridge! Get more details.
In the heart of Silicon Valley, Palo Alto (along with its neighbor to the south, Mountain View) is home to hundreds of technology and research-based companies, including a number of major employers such as Google, Intuit, and Space Systems Loral that have clustered in close proximity to Highway 101 and the Bay Trail. To better link these growing job centers with regional trails and bicycle facilities, and improve access to superb recreation opportunities like the Baylands, the City has prioritized the funding and construction of a new, year-round bicycle and pedestrian overcrossing over Highway 101 at Adobe Creek near the City’s southern border.
The Highway 101 Pedestrian/Bike Bridge Project at Adobe Creek replaces the seasonal Benjamin Lefkowitz Underpass that was available only half the year (on average) due to seasonal flooding. It would also complement an existing, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) non-compliant, overpass that is 1.25 miles north. The new overcrossing will include a new Class I trail connection, connecting West Bayshore Road to the Baylands.
The Project is funded from local, state and federal sources, including a $5.5 million grant from the County of Santa Clara’s Stanford Recreation Mitigation Fund.
View the Concept Design Rendering for the Adobe Creek/101 Overcrossing
View Highway 101 Bike Bridge Opening Event Information
Design of the project.
There are no upcoming meetings. Please check back for updates.
Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program(PDF, 210KB)
Project Plans and Graphics(PDF, 28MB)
November 27, 2017 City Council Staff Report ID# 8260(PDF, 3MB)
September 26, 2017 Parks and Recreation Commission Staff Report(PDF, 28MB)
September 26, 2017 Parks and Recreation Commission Presentation Materials(PDF, 312KB)
September 13, 2017 Planning and Transportation Commission Staff Report ID #8258(PDF, 2MB)
September 13, 2017 Planning and Transportation Commission Presentation Materials(PDF, 2MB)
Final Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration(PDF, 3MB)
Appendix A: Visual Impact Assessment (PDF, 2MB)
Appendix B: Natural Environment Study(PDF, 8MB)
Appendix C: Biological Assessment(PDF, 6MB)
Appendix D: Tree Survey Report(PDF, 5MB)
Appendix E: Historic Property Survey Report(PDF, 4MB)
Appendix F: Paleontological Identification Report(PDF, 2MB)
Appendix G: Preliminary Foundation Report(PDF, 5MB)
Appendix H: Hazardous Materials Assessment(PDF, 71MB)
Appendix I: Construction Noise Assessment(PDF, 339KB)
May 31, 2017, Planning and Transportation Commission Presentation Materials(PDF, 4MB)
May 31, 2017, Planning and Transportation Commission Staff Report ID# 8014(PDF, 26MB)
March 28, 2017, Parks and Recreation Commission Staff Report and Meeting Materials(PDF, 26MB)
November 2016 City Council Staff Report ID# 7209(PDF, 27MB)
May 2016 City Council Staff Report ID# 6578(PDF, 10MB)
December 2015 City Council Staff Report ID# 5780(PDF, 483KB)
March 2015 City Council Staff Report ID# 5523(PDF, 371KB)
September 2014 City Council Staff Report ID# 5050(PDF, 6MB)
May 4, 2017 Architectural Review Board Presentation Materials(PDF, 3MB)
May 4, 2017 Architectural Review Board Concept Plans(PDF, 8MB)
May 4, 2017 Architectural Review Board Staff Report ID# 7936(PDF, 1MB)
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Last updated on November 17, 2021