Active Transportation

If you’re tired of sitting in traffic, try walking or biking! By changing at least one trip to walking or biking, you can improve your health, save money on gas and vehicle maintenance, and prevent the release of harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Our Biking in San Mateo County Brochure has helpful tips in English and Spanish to make your ride safer, easier, and more fun!

The County’s Active Transportation Program supports policies and programs that reduce traffic congestion and encourage more bicycling and walking. We staff the County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and oversee bicycle and pedestrian education and encouragement programs.

Bike Month

May is National Bike Month and to celebrate the County of San Mateo is hosting events for the public and County employees. Stay tuned for more events!

Bike to Work Day

The Bay Area’s 24th annual Bike to Work Day will take place on Thursday, May 10, 2018 with all nine Bay Area counties participating in the celebration. Check out the links below to see what the County is doing for Bike to Work Day!

San Mateo County Bikeways Web Map

Help us maintain accurate data! We developed the San Mateo County Bikeways Web Map as a tool to collect public input on existing countywide bikeways. We will use the comments to update the bikeways map regularly and share the data with local jurisdictions. Visit smcbikeways.org to add a comment if a bikeway in your neighborhood is missing or incorrect. Please note that we are not seeking comments on planned/proposed bikeways or on road conditions.

Annual San Mateo County Bicycle and Pedestrian Count

The National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation (NBPD) Project is a nationwide effort to provide data collection and ongoing data for use by planners, governments, and the general public. The goal is to provide accurate and consistent documentation on usage and demand, and encourage investments in transportation modes other than the private automobile.

Thank you to all the volunteers who participated in the count. Check out the interactive map of the 2016 and 2017 results! If you have any questions about the count email bikepedcountsmc@gmail.com or call 650-599-1420.

County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

The San Mateo County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (SMCBPAC) reviews policies, programs and priorities in unincorporated areas of the county to improve walking and bicycling. Committee members talk to residents to get their input on walking and bicycling issues. The feedback we get from you allows us to make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors. Let’s work together to make San Mateo County a better place to walk and bike!

The SMCBPAC meets on the third Thursday of even numbered months at 7:00 pm at San Mateo City Hall, Conference Room C (wheelchair accessible). San Mateo City Hall is located at 330 West 20th Street in the City of San Mateo.

2018 Meeting Schedule

  • February 15, 2018
  • April 19, 2018
  • June 21, 2018
  • August 16, 2018
  • October 18, 2018
  • December 20, 2018

The Committee may schedule additional meetings as needs arise. Materials for each meeting are posted below. More information can be found at the San Mateo County Boards and Commissions website.

Meeting Date Meeting Materials
April 19, 2018Meeting Canceled
Cancellation Notice
February 15, 2018Meeting Agenda Packet
Presentation: BPMP Grant Application for Unincorporated SMC
December 13, 2017Meeting Agenda Packet
October 19, 2017Meeting Agenda Packet
Presentation: Update from County Dept of Public Works
Presentation: Complete the Gap Trail Project
August 17, 2017Meeting Agenda Packet
Presentation: Dumbarton Transportation Corridor Study
July 10, 2017Meeting Agenda Packet
Presentation: County Project Submissions for C/CAG TDA Article 3 Funds
June 15, 2017Meeting Canceled
Cancellation Notice
April 20, 2017 Meeting Agenda Packet
Presentation: Office of Education Safe Routes to School
Presentation: Parents for Safe Routes
February 16, 2017 Meeting Agenda Packet
Presentation: Sand Hill Road/280 Bike Lane Improvements
January 19, 2017 Meeting Agenda Packet
Presentation: San Mateo County Health System's Collision Report
Presentation: Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition's Vision Zero Initiative
October 20, 2016Meeting Agenda Packet
Presentation: San Mateo Countywide Transportation Plan
Handout: Santa Cruz Ave Parking Restrictions
Handout: Public Comments on Santa Cruz Ave Parking Restrictions
Handout: Santa Cruz Ave Bike Collision Hotspots
September 29, 2016 Meeting Agenda Packet
Presentation: 2016/2017 Work Plan
July 14, 2016 Meeting Agenda Packet
Presentation: Brown Act Training
Presentation: Office of Sustainability Overview
Presentation Committee Administration and Purpose
Presentation: Active Transportation Overview