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.
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!
- Bike to Work Day @ County Center in Redwood City
- Bike to Work Day @ County Health System in San Mateo
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.