San Mateo Residents Asked to Participate in Transportation Plan

San Mateo Residents Asked to Participate in Transportation Plan

The San Mateo City/County Association of Governments and the city of San Mateo, supported by the San Mateo County Transit District, have launched a study to improve transportation in the north central neighborhood of the city.

Citizen participation is an important component of the North Central San Mateo Community-based Transportation Plan and people can participate in the study in a number of ways: A committee that includes representatives from community organizations has been formed to give input on the plan. An on-line survey, in English and Spanish, is posted on the SamTrans Web site. A paper survey also will be distributed to residents in the neighborhood. The deadline for participating in the survey is April 13. Presentations for community groups and organizations can be scheduled by contacting Emily Avery, project manager, at 650-508-6327 or averye@samtrans.com.

The plan will identify transportation needs in the area and come up with possible solutions. Solutions may include such things as expanding bus service, introducing a community shuttle, or making it easier to use a bike in the neighborhood. Other possible improvements include amenities like bus stops, benches or shelters. Funding opportunities and an action plan will be included in the plan.

A draft of the plan is expected to be completed by July and will be presented to the San Mateo City Council for adoption in the fall.

The study is funded by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and administered by the San Mateo City/County Association of Governments.

Media Contact: Christine Dunn, 650.508.6238