El Camino Real is a major street that runs roughly north-south through Redwood City, from San Carlos to Atherton, and through the entire Peninsula. It is a two-lane high traffic road with a lot of stoplights and numerous businesses.   In Redwood City, it runs roughly parallel to Highway 280, the Caltrain tracks, Highway 101, and is closer to 101.  It intersects Whipple, Jefferson, Roosevelt, Woodside Road, and 5th Street.