Welcome

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.

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San Mateo County is home to many recreational paths for walking and biking. 

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.

  • Bicycle Sunday: Saturday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Cañada Road and Highway 92
  • Family Sports Night: Thursday, Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Siena Youth Center, 2625 Marlborough Ave, Redwood City
  • El Granada Post Office: Saturday, Feb. 29, 9:30 a.m. to noon, 20 Avenue Portola, El Granada

About the Plan

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Through the Active Transportation Plan, we want to identify ways to make walking safer in unincorporated areas of San Mateo County. 

Project Timeline

Spring-Summer 2019

Technical Work: Existing Conditions

  • Gather data
  • Identify existing facilities, barriers, and opportunities

Community Outreach

  • Survey and interactive map
  • Walking and bicycling tours
  • Community workshops and pop-up events

Fall 2019

Technical Work: Draft Recommendations

  • Develop list of projects and programs
  • Prioritize recommendations 

Community Outreach

  • Continue survey and interactive map

Winter 2020

Technical Work: Draft Plan

  • Develop financial and implementation strategies
  • Share draft plan

Community Outreach

  • Community workshops
  • Community pop-up events

Spring-Summer 2020

Technical Work: Final Plan

  • County Board of Supervisors for approval and adoption

Community Outreach

  • Share final plan on website

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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.
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Bicycle Sunday occurs Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on a segment of Cañada Road along Crystal Springs Regional Trail, except during inclement weather. 

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Upcoming events

We are ready to share our draft recommendations with you, and are excited to hear what you think! You can talk with a member of the project team and share your feedback at these upcoming events and locations in San Mateo County. 

Road shows:

  • Bicycle Sunday: Saturday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Cañada Road and Highway 92
  • Family Sports Night: Thursday, Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Siena Youth Center, 2625 Marlborough Ave, Redwood City
  • El Granada Post Office: Saturday, Feb. 29, 9:30 a.m. to noon, 20 Avenue Portola, El Granada

Community workshops: 

  • Check back for details - we will host two community workshops in March 2020. 

Presentations at community meetings:

Past events

Woman points to map of Unincorporated San Mateo County to provide feedback on walking and biking.

Join us at an upcoming outreach event to provide feedback on walking and biking in Unincorporated San Mateo County!

Contact Information

Interested in learning more about the project?

Office of Sustainability
County of San Mateo
(650) 363-4682
OOS_walkbikesmc@smcgov.org

County of San Mateo, California. Office of Sustainability.

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