Grand Opening of the Highway 101 Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge

Over a decade in the making, the grand opening of the Highway 101 Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge is scheduled to take place with a ribbon-cutting ceremony plus a community celebration on Saturday, November 20 at 10 a.m., weather permitting. Ahead of the grand opening, the new Adobe Reach Trail  connecting West Bayshore Road and East Meadow Drive opened on October 22! The new Highway 101 Pedestrian/Bike Bridge will connect the community all year round to amenities like the Baylands Golf Links, hiking and biking the Baylands Nature Preserve, experiencing Byxbee Park, connecting to the San Francisco Bay Trail, and so much more.

Grand Opening Details

The event begins with a speaker program at 10 a.m. on Nov. 22 on the Baylands side of the bridge, and ribbons will be cut on both sides of the bridge entrances on East and West Bayshore Roads. If you are traveling by bike or foot, no need to get to the East Bayshore side as the ribbon cutting ceremony and speakers will be livestreamed on YouTube. Watch on your phone!

Plus, Treatbot, the karaoke ice cream truck, will be serving free ice cream for all! (sans the karaoke at this event)

Meet up with your neighbors and walk or bike over for a morning of fun, excitement and a community event for everyone to enjoy.

Biking / Walking Directions

We hope you bike or walk to the ribbon cutting ceremony and community celebration. This new map(PDF, 1MB) shows all the bike friendly routes to get to the Highway 101 Pedestrian / Bike Bridge!

The event will be livestreamed on YouTube, so there is no need to go to the East Bayshore side to watch. If you would like to watch the ceremony on the East Bayshore side, please note that the Benjamin Lefkowitz underpass remains closed and the closest other crossing is San Antonio Road.

Biking routes to the Highway 101 Pedestrian / Bike Bridge

Parking Directions

The nearest site address for the ribbon cutting ceremony is 1007 Elwell Court, Palo Alto (Get directions). Plenty of parking is available on Elwell Court.

East Bayshore Road will be closed between Pets In Need (3281 East Bayshore) and Elwell Court on Saturday, November 20 from 8 a.m. to noon.

If you are coming in northbound direction on Highway 101:

  1. Exit at San Antonio Rd
  2. Make a right onto San Antonio Rd
  3. At the signal make a left onto East Bayshore Rd and continue towards the project site.
  4. The road will be closed at Elwell Ct and a City staff will be stationed at this closure location.
  5. Park at the Elwell Ct parking lot. If the parking lot is full, make a U-Turn on Elwell Ct and park on Corporation Way.

If you are coming in southbound direction on Highway 101:

  • Exit at San Antonio Rd North and merge onto San Antonio Rd
  • At the signal make a left onto East Bayshore Rd and continue towards the project site.
  • The road will be closed at Elwell Ct and a City staff will be stationed at this closure location.

Park at the Elwell Court parking lot. If the parking lot is full, make a U-Turn on Elwell Court and park on Corporation Way (Get directions to Corporation Way).

Learn more about the Highway 101 Pedestrian/Bike Bridge project.

When

  • Saturday, November 20, 2021 | 10:00 AM

Location

The event begins with a speaker program at 10 a.m. on the Baylands side of the bridge, and ribbons will be cut on both sides of the bridge entrances on East and West Bayshore Roads.

The West Bayshore entrance is at 3664 W Bayshore. The East Bayshore entrance is at 3772 E Bayshore.

Please note: the Benjamin Lefkowitz Underpass remains closed.

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