North Central Neighborhood Parking Programs

North Central street with parked cars - March 2022On Feb. 22, 2022, City Council approved the installation of bicycle lanes in the North Central neighborhood along Humboldt Street and E. Poplar Avenue that will require the removal of 214 parking spaces.  

To address resident concerns about the loss of parking in the neighborhood, we have added new programs to improve parking availability. This page outlines the neighborhood parking programs. We've identified the program area in this map

Please contact us by phone at (650) 522-7300 or by email at publicworks@cityofsanmateo.org for comments and questions.

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Program's Note

There is no cost to North Central residents for any of the parking programs described here and neither property ownership nor U.S. Citizenship is required. All programs are entirely optional.

  1. Driveway Red Tipping
  2. Driveway Entrance Parking
  3. Disabled Parking Space
  4. Upcoming Programs

Example of Red Tipping a Driveway in a neighborhood - shows red paint on both sides of a driveway. To help prevent vehicles from blocking driveways, we have implemented an enhanced driveway red-tipping program in North Central.

  • For no cost to North Central residents only, City crews can add red curbs painted on both sides of a driveway to prevent others from blocking a driveway. 
  • Vehicles parked in the red curb can be ticketed and/or towed. 
  • Property owners and tenants can apply for this service at no cost. Live in a multi-family unit? Ask your landlord or property manager to apply. 

Residents will need to provide name, email, phone number, and address.

To apply, residents/property managers can select one of these options:

Complete the application form
Request by phone: (650) 522-7300 / For Spanish: (650) 522-7298
Request by email: publicworks@cityofsanmateo.org

Additional Resources

Parking Programs brochure in Spanish

Parking Programs brochure in simplified Chinese

Parks and Recreation Department's Get Around Program

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