Traffic Forums and Traffic Action Plans

The City of San Mateo has completed the 10 citywide traffic forum meetings held January - May 2016, drafted Traffic Action Plans for each neighborhood and presented them to the Public Works Commission. Staff have now started the next steps for the ongoing efforts to improve the quality of life in the neighborhoods.

The following process has been developed to efficiently address neighborhood concerns and allow the community to prioritize what is most important.

Traffic Forum Ongoing Neighborhood Process


  1. Traffic Forums (COMPLETED) – In the series of 10 traffic forums conducted January through May 2016, transportation issues for each City neighborhood were identified.
  2. Steering Committee Meeting with City Staff (COMPLETED) – Police and Public Works met with individual steering committees in order to provide information packets and explain next steps. Steering Committees were asked to provide their "Top 10" traffic concerns.
  3. Steering Committee Provides "Top 10" items to City (COMPLETED)– Steering committees will meet to provide City staff with a list of their "Top 10" traffic concerns.
  4. City staff drafts Traffic Action Plan (TAP) (COMPLETED) – Using the "Top 10" traffic concerns, City staff will draft a TAP specific for each neighborhood. If you don’t see your neighborhood’s web page to the left, we are still waiting to receive your neighborhood’s Top 10 list from your Steering Committee.
  5. Review of Neighborhood TAP by Public Works Commission (COMPLETED) – The draft TAP will be posted online (see links to the left) prior to being presented at a Public Works Commission meeting. The Public Works Commission will review and provide comments on the TAP.
  6. Final TAP Based on Direction of Public Works Commission (ACTIVE) – The neighborhood TAP will be revised to include the Public Works Commission's comments. The final TAP will be posted on the Traffic Forum Web page.


Recent News



Public Works staff presented to the Public Works Commission at a special meeting open to the public held on March 1, 2017. The agenda item discussed was an “Overview of Traffic Engineering Policies and Neighborhood Traffic Enforcement” in which presentations for Sustainable Streets, Stop Signs, and Speed Limits were given. Copies of these three presentations can be obtained by emailing the Public Works Engineering Division.