Rethinking the Royal Road through Menlo Park

  • Thursday, January 26, 2012
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Menlo Park Presbyterian Church Social Hall, 700B Santa Cruz Avenue

Walk the Talk forum on Menlo Park and El Camino Real: Past, Present, and Future 

El Camino has changed a lot since it was first paved in 1912; where might it take us in the future?

Imagine El Camino Real as a place where it is safe to walk or ride your bike, where new apartments openonto public plazas, sidewalk cafes and bustling shopping districts, and where the historic downtowns of cities like Menlo Park enjoy a renaissance. 

You are invited to a presentation and discussion on Thursday, January 26 on the future of El Camino Real, the backbone of the Peninsula. The thoroughfare has large central parks, civic gathering places and Caltrain, BART, and bus services yet it could be so much more for those who live, work, and commute along it. By rethinking where homes and jobs are located, we can improve community health, support local businesses, and provide more options for getting around. 

There is an effort afoot to transform El Camino into a "grand boulevard of meaningful destinations."

RSVP: Click here to RSVP and here to download the flyer

Greenbelt Alliance, in partnership with the Grand Boulevard Initiative and San Mateo County Health System, is hosting a series of Walk the Talk forums to discuss how together we can make this vision a reality. 

This forum is co-sponsored by: Greenbelt Alliance, San Mateo County Transit District, County of San Mateo Health System, the City of Menlo Park, League of Women Voters, the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, the Sierra Club, Sustainable San Mateo County, CA Center for Public Health Advocacy, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County, and Northern California Carpenters Regional Council. 

This Project has been made possible in part by a grant from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
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