North Central Bike Lanes Project (CDBG)

Parking Programs

We have announced parking programs for North Central residents, addressing neighborhood concerns over parking loss related to San Mateo City Council’s Feb. 22, 2022 approval of the installation of bike lanes in North Central. Find detailed information about programs introduced in the North Central neighborhood on this page:

Project Status

On Feb. 22, 2022, San Mateo City Council voted to implement the North Central Bike Lanes project, part of the citywide Bicycle Master Plan. View meeting below or click here.

City Council also directed staff to work on developing programs to support parking in the neighborhood. Staff will provide additional information to the community when program details are available.

The construction crews will now re-mobilize in the neighborhood to complete the project work, including bike lane and pavement improvements. Neighbors closest to the project streets can expect schedule notices from the City's contractor, McGuire and Hester, and temporary 'no parking' signs. 

Work hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and no parking hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The project roads must be clear of cars during working hours to complete the improvements. Schedules can change, please refer to the 'no parking' signs closest to you for the most current schedule. 

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. In December 2021, project contractors installed ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps along E. Poplar Avenue and N. Claremont Street, N. Humboldt Street and Peninsula Avenue, and N. Humboldt Street and Indian Avenue. After City Council's Feb. 22, 2022 decision to proceed with the rest of the project, the contractors remobilized to implement the bicycle lanes, pavement improvements, striping and signage, signal improvements, a bicycle boulevard, and traffic calming treatments. 

Once completed, the project will further develop our 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

  • Pavement improvements, striping and signage, signal improvements, and traffic calming treatments. 
  • 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 implemented to accommodate all modes of transportation and evolve toward Complete Streets.

Parking will be removed in certain locations, on Poplar Avenue, Delaware Street, and Humboldt Street to fit the north-south and east-west Class II bike lanes (refer to map for specific locations). Additional parking spaces may be removed in the project area for increased safety for all users and better site visibility at intersections. 

The number of parking spaces to be removed:

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) 


The project was awarded to McGuire and Hester in fall 2021 and some improvement work started shortly after award. After a vote by City Council on Feb. 22, 2022, all other project components are scheduled to be completed in spring 2022. 


Feb. 23, 2022  - Project Update postcard // Distribution maps: Map 1 Map 2, and Map 3 

Feb. 23, 2022 - Flyer Notice - distributed by Public Works staff on project corridors

Nov. 30, 2021 - Have Your Say postcard // Distribution maps: Map 1 Map 2, and Map 3 

Sept. 9, 2021 - Notice of Project Intent // Distribution maps: Map 1 Map 2, and Map 3

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

May 17, 2021 - North Central Virtual Community Meeting Flyer // Flyer distribution map

Public Meetings

City Council  - Public Meeting - Feb. 22, 2022

Sustainability and Infrastructure Commission - Public Meeting - Feb. 9, 2022

Virtual Community Meeting - Public Meeting - May 27, 2021