Ross Road

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Ross Road Bike Boulevard Orientation Day Coming April 11

The City will be hosting a Ross Road education and orientation event on Wednesday, April 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Ramos Park, 800 E. Meadow Drive.  The event is set to coincide with the completion of the Ross Road and East Meadow roundabout that is one of the traffic calming elements being used in the Neighborhood Traffic Safety and Bike Boulevard Project.  Construction started last September on Ross Road as the first segment of a 7.1 mile project to make it easier for Palo Altans to get around without a car by slowing down traffic and making it safer for bike riders and pedestrians. 


If you have any questions related to the project, please contact Sarah Ratliff, Community Relations Manager.

  • Sarah.Ratliff@gcinc.com
  • (669) 225-1617

Neighborhood Beautification & Environmental Benefits

In-street chicanes with new street trees will be installed along Ross Rd, providing both traffic calming, shade and neighborhood beautification. Landscaping is also included in many of the curb extensions project-wide, in addition to green stormwater infrastructure which reduces the amount of urban stormwater pollution that enters the San Francisco Bay.

The project represents a significant step towards Palo Alto’s vision of a system of neighborhood bicycle routes that provide continuous, low-stress on-street bikeways with travel time and safety improvements to support a growing number of commuters choosing to ride a bicycle for transportation. For pedestrians, the project adds several crosswalks, improves sightlines at intersections, and creates more safe cycling conditions in the street which means fewer bicycles riding on city sidewalks. Neighborhood traffic calming also makes Palo Alto’s residential communities less desirable as short-cuts for regional commuters and enhances the community’s quality of life.

Roadway Markings & Wayfinding

Bicycle roadway markings such as sharrows and bicycle boulevard legends, as well as wayfinding signage, will help define routes and orient cyclists and pedestrians to local institutions and regional destinations. Green paint will be used sparingly to indicate important conflict areas, and increase the visibility of cyclists where needed.

Segment Plans

  1. Ross Road: Corina Way to Stone Lane
  2. Ross Road: Ames Avenue to Stern Avenue
  3. Ross Road: Wintergreen Way to Garland Drive