Welcome

At San Mateo County, we strive to make walking and bicycling safe and comfortable for everyone. The Office of Sustainability is leading our efforts toward that goal through the creation of an Active Transportation Plan. The Office of Sustainability works to create more livable communities through multiple programs and initiatives, including our active transportation program which encourages walking and biking. The Active Transportation Plan seeks to help make walking and biking safe and comfortable for everyone in the unincorporated areas of the county.

What's Happening Now

We have completed a draft of the Unincorporated San Mateo County Active Transportation Plan and are ready to share it with you. We invite you to:

  • Watch the video to learn more.
  • Explore and share your thoughts on the Draft Plan below by Monday, Nov. 9. 
  • Join us at one of our upcoming Facebook Live or virtual pop-in meetings. For the virtual meetings, please register and drop in anytime and for any duration to ask questions and discuss the plan with County staff. You will receive a link to join the meeting upon registration. View details.
  • Sign up for active transportation email updates below to stay involved in next steps associated with this Plan, including Final Plan adoption and Plan implementation.
A man and two children cycle along a tree-lined bicycle path in San Mateo County
San Mateo County is home to many recreational paths for walking and biking. 

Recent and upcoming events

Facebook Live

Watch our Oct. 22 recorded session

Virtual pop-in meeting:

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 6-7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 10-11:30 a.m.

Draft Plan

Over the last 18 months, we’ve heard how important biking and walking is to our community. A draft of the Unincorporated San Mateo County Active Transportation Plan in now complete. This will help shape the future of walking and biking in San Mateo County. Download the Executive Summary in English or the Executive Summary en Español or the plan and appendices that are linked in the blue box. 

If you’d like to share your input on specific recommendations in the Plan or Appendices, you can explore those through the interactive documents below and comment directly within the documents. If you have any overall thoughts on the plan, we invite you to share those in comment box below the interactive Plan and Appendices. We appreciate your input by Monday, Nov. 9. 

Share your input on the Draft Plan

View and comment in the interactive Plan below! If you’re having trouble viewing the interactive plan, please check your browser settings to allow third-party cookies or open the Draft Plan in a new window.

Share your input on the Draft Appendices

View and comment in the interactive Appendices below! If you’re having trouble viewing the interactive plan, please check your browser settings to allow third-party cookies or open the Draft Appendices in a new window.

316-001-000 SMC Walk Bike - thoughts on draft plan

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Prefer to download the draft plan?

The draft Unincorporated San Mateo County Active Transportation Plan and appendices are available for download from these links:

About the Plan

three teenagers cross the street on a crosswalk with houses and parked cars in the background.
Through the Active Transportation Plan, we are identifying ways to make walking safer in the 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 approach for project and program recommendations

Community Outreach

  • Continue survey and interactive map

Winter - Summer 2020

Technical Work: Draft Recommendations

  • Develop list of draft project recommendations

Community Outreach

  • Community pop-up events
  • Online open house

Technical Work: Draft Plan

  • Develop implementation strategies and identify funding sources

Fall 2020 - Winter 2021

Technical Work: Draft Plan

  • Develop draft plan based on community input
  • Share draft plan

Community Outreach

  • Share draft plan through website and virtual pop-in events
  • Publish final plan on website

Technical Work: Final Plan

  • Develop final plan based on community input
  • County Board of Supervisors for review and adoption

Resources

Resources

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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