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 Pedestrian/Bike Bridge Opening Event Information
Design of the project.
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Last updated on June 15, 2022