Last updateTue, 27 Sep 2016 5pm

Commuters take to two wheels Thursday

Town Crier File Photo
Wes Brinsfield, left, chairman of the Los Altos Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission, provides information to a past year’s Bike to Work Day cyclist.

Grab your helmet: May 12 is the 22nd annual Bay Area Bike to Work Day.

University/Edith crosswalk tops schools route project list

Image Courtesy of city of Los Altos
Residents supporting safe routes to school hope that a crosswalk at West Edith and University avenues will improve safety.

After more than a year of pedestrian advocacy, a group of neighbors last week secured the Los Altos City Council’s go-ahead for a new crosswalk.

The $198,875 project at University and West Edith avenues will feature street striping and roadside signs, possibly with flashing warning lights.

Loyola Corners economics, traffic rise to top of planning concerns

NEWS LoyolaCorners02
Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Loyola Bridge construction parallel to the Fremont Avenue frontage may lead officials to alter circulation plans for the area.

Loyola Corners stakeholders last week mulled the issues that will likely shape the area’s future: traffic circulation and economic vitality.

The Los Altos City Council and the Planning and Transportation Commission held a joint study session April 21 to move forward on amending the Loyola Corners Neighborhood Commercial Center Specific Plan, a document that guides development in the area.

Interim I-280/Page Mill improvements could arrive this year

Megan V. WInslow/Town Crier
Paul Pascoal, right, of the county Roads and Airports Department explains potential changes to the I-280/Page Mill Road interchange.

Interim bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements could come to the Interstate 280/Page Mill Road interchange by the fall, local officials said last week.

The announcement came April 20 during a community meeting at Los Altos Hills Town Hall. Approximately 70 local residents attended to review proposed plans and share their concerns with a coalition of city, county and local transportation leaders.

Free VTA rides for Earth Day

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is celebrating Earth Day by offering free rides throughout the county Friday.

The promotion, good for all bus and light-rail travel, is intended to encourage public transportation novices to give it a try.

The benefits, according to VTA, range from environmental to financial. The independent special district estimates households can save $6,251 each year by relying on public transportation instead of a personal car.

VTA travel ambassadors will be stationed at select transit centers Friday to hand out free Clipper Cards and offer helpful advice, according to a VTA press release.

For more information, visit www.vta.org, call (408) 321-2300 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Schools »

Read More

Sports »

Read More

People »

Read More

Special Sections »

Special Sections
Read More

Photos of Los Altos

Browse and buy photos