The County of San Mateo Traffic Services, in collaboration with the City of Menlo Park, expects to implement a corridor safety improvement analysis for Santa Cruz Avenue between Sand Hill Road and Sharon Road in West Menlo. The goal of the analysis is to determine if safety and functionality improvements can be achieved for vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians on this section of roadway. This comprehensive corridor study came out of a request made by residents and bicyclists who attended a community meeting held on January 23, 2017.

The traffic analysis will assess the feasibility of the following scenarios on Santa Cruz Avenue. The analysis will look at the Level Of Service (LOS) delay, as well as queuing for the surrounding intersections: 

- One lane of travel in each direction, with a center turn lane

- Two lanes of travel in either direction, no two way left turn , with left turns allowed from the inside lane

- Two lanes of travel in either direction, no two way left turn lanes, with left turns not allowed

Funding for this project was approved at the Board of Supervisors Meeting on April 25, 2017 at the regularly scheduled meeting.