At San Mateo County, we strive to make walking and bicycling safe and comfortable for everyone. Our Office of Sustainability works to create more livable communities through multiple programs and initiatives, including our active transportation program which encourages walking and biking. We are now working to create an Active Transportation Plan to help define priorities for walking and biking improvements. The plan will also give planners, engineers, advocates, and policymakers the tools they need to build safe, comfortable, and convenient facilities for walking and biking in unincorporated San Mateo County.
What's Happening Now:
Visit us at these events or at some upcoming community meetings to learn more and provide your input on draft recommendations.
Technical Work: Existing Conditions
- Gather data
- Identify existing facilities, barriers, and opportunities
- Survey and interactive map
- Walking and bicycling tours
- Community workshops and pop-up events
Technical Work: Draft Recommendations
- Develop list of projects and programs
- Prioritize recommendations
- Continue survey and interactive map
Technical Work: Draft Plan
- Develop financial and implementation strategies
- Share draft plan
- Community workshops
- Community pop-up events
Technical Work: Final Plan
- County Board of Supervisors for approval and adoption
- Share final plan on website
You are our local experts, and we need to hear from you, no matter how you get around. What is it like to walk and bike in your neighborhood? What improvements would you like to see?
In 2019 we collected input through an online survey, interactive map, and by talking with San Mateo County residents. We will continue to engage through our next phases of work by sharing information online, and coming to you! Come back to this space in late February 2020 to view and share input on our recommendations through an interactive map.
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You can also find us at local events to talk with us and share your ideas. We’ll have information to share about the planning process and interactive displays to help us collect your input. Here are the ways we connect with San Mateo County communities for this project:
- Road Shows: We are participating in community events around the county to connect with people in a informal setting, at places you might already be going, like the farmers market or local festivals.
- Presentations at community meetings: We are attending community council and community association meetings to present information about the project and learn more from participants.
- Community workshops: We will also be hosting open house-style community workshops to share project information and get your input through interactive activities. More information will be posted as these events are scheduled.