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 prepared the final Unincorporated San Mateo County Active Transportation Plan. We are scheduled to present the Plan on Feb. 9, 2021 to the Board of Supervisors to be considered for approval. Now, you can:

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. 

Draft Plan

The draft of the Unincorporated San Mateo County Active Transportation Plan was available for review through Nov. 9, 2020. You can download the draft Executive Summary in English or the Executive Summary en Español or the plan and appendices that are linked in the blue box. Thank you to everyone who provided comments. 

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



Contact Information

Interested in learning more about the project?

Office of Sustainability
County of San Mateo
(650) 363-4682

County of San Mateo, California. Office of Sustainability.

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