Bicycle Master Plan Update

We want San Mateo to become a great a bike-friendly city. The biggest part of this process includes San Mateo residents joining City staff to plan the future of bicycling in the City. We welcome your feedback on the documents below.

Draft 2020 Bicycle Master Plan

Cycling in San Mateo

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  1. Why Now?
  2. Next Steps

Bike Master Plan History

Currently, San Mateo has over 25 miles of on-street bikeways and 12 miles of trails. Changes in transportation priorities, including the implementation of Complete Streets policies, have created opportunities for a more viable biking environment in the City. 

As community interest in bicycling has grown, the need is great to assess the current plan, last revised in 2011.

Updating the Master Plan

The updated Bicycle Master Plan is dedicated to expanding our bicycle network while maintaining the quality of ride, safety for all and accessibility to everyone who wants to enjoy San Mateo on human-powered transportation.Cycling in San Mateo

The 2019 update is a stand-alone plan, not part of the citywide General Plan concurrently in the community. Once the update is complete, we hope to contribute our findings as feedback to the General Plan so that the network of bike lanes throughout the City, and the shoreline bike path, can help make discovering San Mateo by bicycle a great experience. The aim of this update is to encourage more bicycle traffic for residents and visitors in San Mateo.

We hope that the 2019 update can ensure that bicycling experience remains great by eliminating all roadway collisions, injuries, and fatalities among bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists. We want to create a bike network that will keep bicyclists safe. View the Bicycle Network Facilities document to learn about bicycle facilities and improvements being considered for the current update. 

Whether you are an experienced cyclist or just learning how to ride, we hope the update will make San Mateo bikeways easy to use, encouraging more people to enjoy our great outdoors by bike. Expanding our connected network of bikeways encourages more commuting-by-bike options, and makes it easier to get around San Mateo by human power.

The 2019 update will help increase access to our newest bikeway projects, including the Hillsdale Pedestrian/Bicyclist Bridge and the Bay to Transit Trail. It will also help us achieve the goals and recommendations developed as part of the Sustainable Streets Plan and the Climate Action Plan.