In this edition:                                 June 23, 2016

Street Closures This Sunday
Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan
Street Light Upgrades
Events Around Town
Community Corner

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streetStreet Closures this Sunday
Bellevue, Donnelly, Chapin Avenues and Primrose Road

This Sunday, June 26, the 30th Annual Burlingame Criterium bicycle race and13th Annual Ryan's Ride will be held in downtown Burlingame.  The race course (shaded on the map below) will be closed to car traffic from 5:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Parking will also not be allowed on course streets from 5:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  In the interest of safety, illegally parked cars will be towed.  Please park all vehicles outside the race course the night before. 

Course marshals will be available during the event in case of emergency.  Shops and restaurants are open for business and course marshals will assist with pedestrian traffic at crossings.  The parking lot behind Copenhagen Bakery is open and includes handicapped spaces.  Access to this lot is at Lorton Avenue. Please come and enjoy the events. For more information about these events visit and  

pedestrianPedestrian and Bicycle Plan
Take the survey

Caltrans is currently seeking public input for the development of the State's first Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan.  The plan is part of Caltrans' strategy to reach its goal to double the proportion of trips made by walking and triple those made by bicycle.
lightupgradeStreet Light Upgrades
PG&E replacing old street lights with LED fixtures

The City of Burlingame is pleased to announce that that the City is working with PG&E to upgrade approximately 850 old high pressure sodium street lights with new energy efficient and longer lasting Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures on wooden poles owned by PG&E.  LED streetlights brighten streets and neighborhoods, providing residents with reliable, clean and affordable energy.   PG&E will begin installation of the new fixtures in late June.
LED streetlights use 50 to 75 percent less energy than traditional bulbs, significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and require less maintenance. New LED streetlights, which provide a more natural-looking light, can last up to four times longer than traditional bulbs. The optical technology in LED lights creates more evenly distributed light, resulting in greater visibility for pedestrians and drivers alike.   Click on this link for more information about this street light upgrade.
EventsEvents Around Town
Morning at the Park
Saturday, July 9 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center in Washington Park

Burlingame residents who have taken Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, who operate a HAM radio or who are interested in organizing their neighborhoods for emergency response are invited to the inaugural "Morning at the Park".

Presented by the Burlingame Neighborhood Network and Burlingame CERT, this event will bring together volunteers who want to help build our city's resilience to emergencies, including earthquakes. All are welcome to participate in a citywide emergency response drill on Saturday, October 22.
After enjoying breakfast, participants will learn about plans for growing the CERT and HAM programs, as well as the citywide emergency preparedness drill on October 22. Brief updates will be offered by the Central County Fire Department, the Burlingame Police Department and a representative from the county's Office of Emergency Services. A CCFD paramedic will teach some basic first aid skills.
Admission is free. Please RSVP by June 29 to Rik Kasuga at  For more information, visit or email  
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Ryan Phua Memorial Kids' Ride
Sunday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m
Downtown Burlingame (at California and Lorton Avenues)
Come join the fun! The 13th Annual Ryan Phua Memorial Kids' Bike Ride, part of the 30th Annual Burlingame Criterium (the Criterium will be from 7 am - 3pm with street closures from 5 am - 4 pm), is the largest kids' bike ride in the US. Each year, close to 600 children ages twelve and under (including 250 four years and under) pedal to the finish with thunderous applause. Feeling proud of their "win," each child happily receives a medal, popsicle and goody bag.
While the event is free, children participants raise pledges for the Ryan Phua Memorial Fund, established through the LIVESTRONG Foundation to fund cancer-related programs in the Bay Area. Close to $700,000 has been raised so far. There will be free entertainment for the whole family after the ride. Top fundraisers receive gift certificates to a local toy store or a brand new bike. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Burlingame Community for Education (BCE) Foundation. For more information: or view the event flyer:
Annual Garden Show
Sunday, June 26 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This year and for the first time in the annual show's history, there will be three homes with very different garden experiences on the tour, including: 792 Willborough Road in Burlingame, 469 Edgewood Avenue in San Mateo Park, and 125 Redwood Ave in Hillsborough. 
Two non-profit organizations in San Mateo County will be the beneficiaries of this fund-raising event, including LifeMoves (formerly InnVision Shelter Network) and Caminar for Mental Health. Donations in any amount will be accepted as your admission to all three locations. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the beneficiaries. 

Click on this link for more information or call Mr. John Ward at (650) 342-0683.
Girls on the Run of the Bay Area
Currently seeking volunteer coaches

Girls on the Run of the Bay Area is a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Its mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The organization is currently seeking volunteer coaches.  Click on this link to learn more.  
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
Meetings held weekly on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church at 1500 Easton Drive

Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, "FA", is a twelve step recovery program for people who suffer from food obsession, overeating, bulimia and under-eating. Everyone is welcome at meetings, including those who think they may have a food problem or those who are concerned about someone who may. For more information or a list of additional meetings please visit

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