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Weekday closures on Cañada Road

If you sometimes head up to Cañada Road for a midweek ride, you might need to think again. Next week, most of the road will be closed all day on Thursday and Friday, and again on the following Monday, for the 2009 Summer National Senior Games:
Thursday, Aug. 6, and Friday, Aug. 7

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Full road closure on Canada Road in Woodside between Runnymede and State Route 92 for bicycle races. A service lane via Jefferson Avenue allows access to homes for residents. Emerald Hills residents are asked to detour via Interstate Highway 280 and Farm Hill Boulevard. Residents should expect five- to 10-minute delays if using Canada Road.

Monday, Aug. 10

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Full road closure on Canada Road in Woodside from Edgewood Road to State Route 92. Access to Filoli Estate is open via Edgewood Road. Residents should expect five- to 10-minute delays if using Canada Road.

More info (but not much more) here from the Palo Alto Weekly.

3 comments:

Angelo said...
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Angelo said...

Greetings -- I am visiting the area for a few weeks and was wondering if it is safe to ride Canada Road in the evening after work, when it's dark. Any help would be great.

Chris Thomas said...

I've never tried Cañada in the dark. Your biggest worries would be fast traffic between 92 and Edgewood, and possible debris in the bike lane. (There might be wildlife, too, such as deer.)

No shady humans that I know of, but I probably wouldn't do that part of Cañada unless I had -really- strong lighting and proper reflective gear.

The part from Edgewood to 84 probably wouldn't be quite as crazy, with the lower speed limit and two stop signs. It's doable, but again, not without good lighting and gear. However, that part also isn't as scenic or "open."