City of San Mateo Public Works - Transportation Projects and Planning Newsletter

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Night Construction Zone

Hillsdale Boulevard Road Work

Night Work Alert: Drivers using Hillsdale Boulevard on and off ramps to Highway 101 will notice construction crews at night starting Sunday, May 12.

With the weather improving, our Public Works Department is back to complete the job of repairing the road on E. Hillsdale Boulevard from Saratoga Drive to S. Norfolk Street. It’s all part of SB1 funding to improve California roads.

Watch for construction signs, traffic detours, and workers from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday to Friday. For more information, click here. Questions or concerns? Email or call 650-522-7300. 

Baywood Neighborhood Traffic Action Plan Update

Baywood Traffic Action Plan Update

Did you participate in the Traffic Action Plan for the Baywood neighborhood? If so, the Public Works Department has an update for you.

On May 22 from 7 - 8 p.m. at Baywood Elementary, join the department’s traffic team to hear the strategy for improving safety at Parrott Drive & Alameda de la Pulgas.

The community meeting will begin with a short presentation, then break out to a workshop style for group discussion. Please arrive at 7 p.m. Click here for a look back at the plan

Can’t make the meeting, but still want to provide feedback? Let us know by contacting the Public Works Department by email at or by phone at 650-722-7300.

Bike Repair Stations at City Hall

City Provides Bicycle Repair Stations

We asked you where you wanted bike repair stations in the City, and you told us. You might have noticed the five bicycle repair stations now installed around San Mateo this week. They are available for the public to use at no charge.

Each station includes tools to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, such as a flat tire or adjusting brakes. Look for a bicycle repair station at:

  • San Mateo City Hall (330 W. 20th Avenue)- Adjacent to the bike racks on O’Farrell Street
  • San Mateo Caltrain Station (385 1st Avenue) – Next to the Transit Center parking lot entrance
  • San Mateo Main Library (55 W. 3rd Avenue) – In front of the bike racks
  • Paddock Park (2900 Baze Road) – In front of the restrooms
  • Ryder Court Park (1625 J. Hart Clinton Drive) – Next to the restrooms

The stations are a pilot project. Repair stations are currently undergoing an assessment to determine if relocation is necessary. Existing locations were chosen based on a community survey hosted on the City’s website in 2018, and City staff recommendations. Click here for more information about the City’s Bicycle Master Plan update. 


Did You Know? 

The City of San Mateo has rules about parking on rolled curbs? Yes, it’s true!

As we move into warmer months with more visitors (and more traffic), we remind you to share the sidewalk with everyone in your neighborhood. Pedestrians, wheelchair users, and people with strollers have a hard time getting around your car when it’s up on the sidewalk.

The rule: wheels only on the curb. Officially, state and local laws prohibit vehicles from parking on sidewalks and pedestrian pathways. For more information, visit

Rolled Curb instructions
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