Transportation Planning

The Public Works Transportation Planning team strives to provide safe, convenient, and affordable transportation options for accessing places and opportunities in San Mateo.

Visit our Transportation Planning page to learn about ongoing plans, projects, and policies, including the 2022 Transit-Oriented Development Pedestrian Access Plan (San Mateo Walks to Transit), 2020 Bicycle Master Plan, and Shared Mobility Permit Program.



We've gathered some helpful resources to help you identify bike routes in San Mateo, learn how to load and unload your bicycle on public transit, and locating free bicycle repair stations across the city.

Public Transit

Try Transit for Free - Commuters and students traveling to or from San Mateo County are eligible for free tickets to try SanTrans, Caltrain, or San Francisco Bay Ferry if they currently drive alone to work. Learn more about how you can try transit for free.

Senior Rides Program - The Get Around! Senior Rides Program is a program offered through the Parks and Recreation Department that offers seniors living in San Mateo a safe and affordable means of transportation. As a participant in the Get Around! Senior Rides Program, you will be able to schedule your rides in advance or on-demand, 24 hours a day/7 days a week. 


Visit our parking page for information about downtown parking permits, residential parking permits, City-owned parking facilities, and more.

Receive Updates on Transportation Projects

Sign up to receive City e-newsletters to stay informed about transportation planning projects, notices and community meetings.

Have Questions?

For questions about parking in San Mateo, email the Transportation Planning team.