Tag: San Mateo County

Pico Boulevard gate

Late in 2009, the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) closed a gate connecting Pico Boulevard with the San Francisco Bay Trail. SamTrans staff cited safety concerns because Pico Boulevard provides access to the SamTrans bus yard in San Carlos.

This gate closed off a very popular cycling route and an important connector for cyclists traveling from the Shoreway Road bike route into Redwood Shores. Riders must now detour along a very busy six lane parkway with multiple turns and conflict points. Local cyclists are holding a petition drive Tuesday morning at Pico Boulevard to ask SanTrans to reopen Pico Boulevard to bicycle traffic.


6 months for Menlo Park bike thief

James Durr stole a bicycle out of a parking garage in Menlo Park and was caught after posting it for sale on Craigslist. He was sentenced to six months in the county lockup and ordered to pay $700 restitution to the bike’s owner.

H/T to my pal Dan for this news, and props to San Mateo County attorney Steve Wagstaffe for prosecuting this case.

Wouldn’t you know it — after I typed this up I saw this article with more details. He’s suspected of stealing several high end bikes.