North Central Bike Lanes Project (CDBG)

Feedback Opportunity

The project is scheduled as a new business item on our Oct. 4, 2021 City Council agenda. Click here to learn how you can provide feedback at the meeting. 

Project Details

The North Central Bike Lanes project will construct theCDBG bike facility map
2nd and 4th highest priority projects in the
 2020 Bicycle Master Plan. New bike lanes and a bicycle boulevard will be installed on East Poplar Avenue, North Delaware Street, Indian Avenue, Humboldt Street, and Eldorado Street. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page to view common questions and answers about this project.

We received funding from the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to implement pedestrian and bicycle improvements in the North Central neighborhood. The improvements will further develop the bicycle network and create bicycle connections to Downtown San Mateo. 

Go to the Bicycle Master Plan webpage for a list of
upcoming and in-progress bike projects.

Scope of Work

The project will include:

  • Bicycle lanes on East Poplar Avenue from El Camino Real to North Delaware Street, North Delaware Street from East Poplar Avenue to Indian Avenue, and Humboldt Street from Peninsula Avenue to 5th Avenue.
  • A bicycle boulevard and traffic calming treatments on Indian Avenue from Delaware Street to North Humboldt Street, Poplar Avenue from Delaware Street to Eldorado Street, and Eldorado Street from Poplar Avenue to Indian Avenue.

Community ChangesParking Removal Map - BMP NC Project

Changes to on-street parking and turning lanes are being considered in the design to accommodate all modes of transportation and evolve toward Complete Streets.

Parking removal, as illustrated in this map, is anticipated on Poplar Avenue, Delaware Street, and Humboldt Street to fit the proposed north-south and east-west Class II bike lanes. Additional parking spaces may be removed on the north side of Poplar Avenue and east side of Humboldt Street for increased safety and better site visibility at intersections. 

Estimated number of parking spaces to be removed:

  • South side of Poplar Avenue from El Camino Real to Delaware Street - 43 spaces (approximate)
  • East side of Delaware Street between Poplar Avenue and Indian Avenue - 1 space (approximate) 
  • West side of Humboldt Street from Peninsula Avenue to 5th Avenue - 170 spaces (approximate) 

Anticipated Schedule

Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in fall 2021. Staff is conducting initial scoping for the projects, including traffic data evaluation, initial design concepts, and parking studies.


Sept. 9, 2021 - Notice of Project Intent // Distribution maps: Humboldt Street - Map 1 Map 2, and Poplar Avenue

July/August 2021 - Lamppost Neighborhood Signs (in locations of future parking removal)

May 27, 2021 - North Central Virtual Community Meeting Flyer // Flyer distribution map


May 27, 2021 – North Central Virtual Community Meeting Recording