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 make walking and biking safe and comfortable for everyone. 

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. 

What's Happening Now

  • Thank you to everyone who participated in our online open house in April-May 2020. Your input will help shape the recommendations we include in the active transportation plan. 
  • As you walk and bike in your neighborhood, think about what kinds of safety or access improvements you would like to see! Download this activity sheet (en español) and use it as a guide for making observations and providing feedback.  

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 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 approach for projects and program recommendations

Community Outreach

  • Continue survey and interactive map

Winter-Spring 2020

Technical Work: Draft Recommendations

  • Develop list of draft project recommendations

Technical Work: Draft Plan

  • Develop financial and implementation strategies
  • Develop draft plan based on community input

Community Outreach

  • Community pop-up events
  • Online open house

Summer-Fall 2020

Technical Work: Draft Plan

  • Share draft plan

Community Outreach

  • Community workshops and pop-up events
  • Share final plan on website

Technical Work: Final Plan

  • Develop final plan based on community input
  • County Board of Supervisors for approval 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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