Amarillo Avenue

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

  • (669) 225-1617

Neighborhood Beautification & Environmental Benefits

In-street chicanes with new street trees will be installed along Amarillo Avenue, 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.