North Central Bike Lanes Project (CDBG)
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: www.cityofsanmateo.org/NCParking.
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.
Once completed, the project will further develop our bicycle network and create bicycle connections to Downtown San Mateo.
Scope of Work
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 - Flyer Notice - distributed by Public Works staff on project corridors
July/August 2021 - Lamppost Neighborhood Signs (in locations of future parking removal)