San Mateo Taste and Talk Series: Public Spaces in Complete Streets

Presented by Phil Erickson from Community Design + Architecture & Jessica Alba from Nelson\Nygaard San Francisco’s Pavement to Parks program has created new street plazas and many new parklets (sidewalk platforms that replace car parking spaces) by reclaiming street space in partnership with businesses and other community groups in the city. The parklets program has captured international attention, prompting a host of other cities to begin their own programs, from New York City to Vancouver. This forum, facilitated by Phil Erickson and Jessica Alba, will explore parklets and otehr innovative solutions, including shared spaces. Please RSVP by September 2, 2014. This event is free of charge. Please note: While there is high demand and tickets may sell out, you and your party are still encouraged to attend. There will be standing room and potential seats open from those who do not show despite...

San Mateo Labor Day Family Fun Ride and Bicycle Rodeo

SM Bike Rodeo_Final_SinglePage Join the City of San Mateo for a FREE, safe and fun community bike ride through some of the closed streets in Bay Meadows. Meet at the corner of E. 28th Ave & S. Delaware St. Register here WHEN: Labor Day – Monday, September 1st WHERE: E. 28th Ave & S. Delaware St. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 10:00-10:15am: Registration 10:15-11:00am: Skills Demonstration and Course 11:00-11:30am: Guided Family Fun Ride led my San Mateo Police Dept. 11:30-Noon: Open Ride Noon: Raffle 10:00-Noon: Beeline Bicycles will offer free bike assessments and safety checks. Bike Rodeo 1 Mile Guided Community Ride Free Bike Assessments and Safety Check Music Free event shirts to the first 50 kids! 2 Free Bikes will be raffled off Helmet Fitting Face Painting Balloon Artist Loaner bikes courtesy of...

Kick-Starting Change with Innovative Bike and Pedestrian Solutions

The City of San Mateo Taste and Talk Series brings another great speaker. Many communities are investing in new and improved pedestrian and bike facilities, resulting in higher rates of sustainable transportation modes. As these facilities become more abundant, the innovation factor is also growing. Solutions include colored and buffered cycle tracks, bike lanes, bike signals, bike boulevards, bike boxes, bike sharing, pedestrian-oriented intersection and mid-block treatments. Education and information are also of great importance. Join Paul Zykofsky in this exploration of the latest and greatest...

City of San Mateo Sustainable Streets Plan Community Workshop

Participate in this community workshop on Thursday, June 12th and continue to shape the vision of the Sustainable Streets Plan in the City of San Mateo. This workshop is an opportunity to see how the plan is unfolding. Participants will work with a team of experts to identify conditions for using and accessing various modes of transportation, adding greenery and enhancing the look and feel of our streets and neighborhoods. There will also be an interactive group exercise to explore possibilities for making El Camino Real more pedestrian and bicycle friendly. The concepts discussed at the monthly Taste and Talk Series apply directly to the Sustainable Streets Plan. If you’ve been attending this is a great way to apply all you have learned. Participate to see how each of the concepts can be incorporated into the overall plan! The workshop takes place at the San Mateo Public Library, 55 W. 3rd Avenue. Arrive early to register and enjoy food and refreshments from 5:30 to 6:00 PM. The workshop is from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Please contact Ken Chin, Project Manager with questions or comments by calling (650) 522-7313 or by emailing...

San Mateo Community Workshop: Hillsdale/101 Bike/Ped Bridge

You are invited to attend a community workshop held by the City of San Mateo to discuss and review different bridge types to be considered for the Hillsdale Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge. Please join them to provide input on preferred bridge designs, and learn about the associated costs. The Hillsdale Blvd/US-101 Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge project will construct a new bridge over US-101. This project will provide an alternative route over US-101 for bicyclists and pedestrians who currently use Hillsdale Blvd to cross the freeway. The bridge will provide a separate path for the exclusive use of bicyclists and pedestrians and minimize conflict with vehicles. This bridge will also complete the bicycle network connection from the Hillsdale Caltrain Station to the neighborhoods east of US-101 and Foster City. For more information, see the flyer or visit the project’s...