5th Avenue Bike Lanes Project

The 5th Avenue Bike Lanes project will implement the 16th highest priority project in the 2020 Bicycle Master Plan. The project includes new Class II bicycle lanes on 5th Avenue from Virginia Avenue to El Camino Real as well as concrete work on the street and sidewalk.

The striped bike lanes will be constructed as part of the Citywide Street Rehabilitation Package 1-C (Phase 2) project. Coordination between our paving schedule and bicycle projects is important to guarantee the bike facility has a smooth surface. This project will expand our bicycle network and create a safe connection for bicyclists accessing Downtown San Mateo. 

A list of upcoming and in-progress bike projects can be found on the Bicycle Master Plan webpage.

5th Avenue Bike Lanes Project Map

Scope of Work

The project will include:

  • Striped bicycle lanes on 5th Avenue from Virginia Avenue to El Camino Real.
  • Improvements to the street and sidewalk, including high visibility crosswalks and paving.

Community Changes - Parking Removal5th Avenue Bike Lanes Parking Removal Map

To evolve our streets to pathways for multi-modal traffic and  accommodate bike lanes within the existing street, it is necessary to remove some parking, as shown on the map to the right, on 5th Avenue between Virginia Avenue to Dartmouth Road/Maple Street. Parking will remain from Dartmouth Road/Maple Street to El Camino Real. This portion of 5th Avenue is wider and provides enough space for the new bicycle lanes and vehicle storage on the street.

Number of parking spaces to be removed:

  • North side of 5th Avenue from Virginia to Dartmouth Road/Maple Street - 11 spaces (approximate)
  • South side of 5th Avenue from Virginia to Dartmouth Road/Maple Street - 11 spaces (approximate)

Households located between Virginia Avenue to Dartmouth Road/Maple Street will remain eligible to apply for a residential parking permit (one per licensed driver) and visitor permit. West Downtown parking permits are valid for parking on streets included in the West Downtown permit area. Check the Residential Parking Permit Program map to view streets included in the West Downtown permit area.

Anticipated Schedule

Construction is scheduled to begin in late September 2021. Construction details will be sent to residents prior to construction. 

Questions

Contact Nicolette Chan at nchan@cityofsanmateo.org