Neighborhood Traffic Safety & Bicycle Boulevard Projects
- Project typeTraffic and Transportation
The Neighborhood Traffic Safety and Bicycle Boulevard (NTSBB) Projects build out the city's bicycle boulevard network and provide traffic calming to create low-stress bicycle routes in Palo Alto. These Council-approved projects enhance local Palo Alto streets to reduce automobile speeds and to prioritize safety for pedestrians and bicyclists. This work is split in to two phases.
Scope of Work
- Improve pedestrian and bicycle safety
- Update roadway markings and wayfinding signage
- Provide traffic calming measures where appropriate to reduce vehicle speeds
As of 2021, NTSBB projects are on hold pending the development of a Citywide Community Engagement plan.
NTSBB Phase 1 was partially constructed in 2018. NTSBB Phase 2 is on hold.
Phase 1 is discussed in this blog post from January 8, 2020: Palo Alto Bicycle Boulevards Update. It was also discussed in a staff report that went to the City Council meeting on February 24, 2020.
This staff report contains an evaluation of the data and community feedback that led to recommendations for modifications of the existing project and a path to move forward with pending bicycle boulevard projects. The prioritization of pending bicycle boulevard projects (both phases) will be brought to the City Council following community outreach and input.
This staff report contains an evaluation of the data and community feedback that led to recommendations for modifications of the existing project and a path to move forward with pending bicycle boulevard projects. The recommendations include signing and striping modifications to implement the traffic control changes at the intersection of Ross Road and E Meadow Drive and intersections of Moreno Ave, Fielding Avenue and Amarillo Avenue on Louis Road. Most of these changes have been implemented and will be evaluated in mid 2021.
The prioritization of pending bicycle boulevard projects (both phases) will be brought to the City Council following development of a Citywide Community Engagement plan, community outreach, and input.
There are no meetings currently scheduled.
City of Palo Alto Bicycle + Pedestrian Transportation Plan(PDF, 19MB) (Adopted July 2012)
NTSBB Project FAQs (PDF, 613KB)
NTSBB Project FAQs (with pictures)(PDF, 1MB)
NTSBB Phase 1 includes work on these roads:
- Ross Road
- Amarillo Avenue
- Moreno Avenue
- Louis Road
- Montrose Avenue
- Bryant Street
NTSBB Phase 2 includes work on these roads:
- Bryant Street Extension (Bryant Street, Redwood Circle, Carlson Court, Ely Place, Duncan Place, Creekside Drive, Nelson Drive, Shasta Drive, and Mackay Drive.)
- Maybell Avenue, Donald Drive, Georgia Avenue
- Park Boulevard, Stanford Avenue, Wilkie Way