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.
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.
For 2018, the count period is September 11th — 16th. We need dedicated volunteers like you to help us with our effort! Volunteers are needed for the in-field data collection component. This means that you get to be outside enjoying a couple of hours in the beautiful, mid-peninsula weather while recording those who walk and bike past. Each shift is two hours and you can indicate your location and time preferences. How to participate:
- Register here: goo.gl/forms/XlPrESpJG32DbVNw1 After registering, we will send a volunteer packet via email with your assigned count locations and times based on your noted preferences (allow up to two weeks for this).
- View a recording of the volunteer training. A recording of the August 30th webinar is available here.
- Count at your designated site, date and time.
- Send results to the Office of Sustainability within 72 hours of your last count date.
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.
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.