Category Archives: Infrastructure

Register for new and improved SMC ALERT system

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SMC ALERT is an alert notification system used to immediately contact you during urgent or emergency situations. You can set alerts to send emergency and non-emergency text and voice messages to your:

  • email accounts
  • cell phones, smartphones, tablets
  • voice messages to landline phones (home & work)

SMC ALERT is free. (Your carrier may charge you a fee to receive alerts on your wireless device). SMC ALERT is available in all cities and towns in San Mateo County. Please read the FAQ’s for more information.

Calling all biker riders this Saturday!

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Join us to celebrate and improve local bike-ability! Organized by Cool Cities’ Bike San Mateo Committee

Meet at Downtown San Mateo Caltrain Station 385 First Ave.
RSVP at or by calling 978.760.0034

Join San Mateo Cool Cities and your neighbors to celebrate summer bicycling in San Mateo. Hop on a bike and enjoy a guided ride through our community. We can share information about the city’s bike plan and discuss our hopes for a more bike- able city. Don’t have a bike? You can use the Bay Bikes bikeshare program to use a bike free of charge (Use promo code: COFFEE4 for $10 Bay Bikes credit)! Make sure to RSVP and note whether you plan to use Bay Bikes, so that we can plan ahead on how many bikes to share! Please create a Bay Bikes account and use the special discount code above. Let’s join together to reduce car dependence in our city!

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Sewer Lateral Cost Sharing Program – Begins again July 1st

City of San Mateo Private Sewer Lateral Cost Sharing Program – Begins again July 1st

Please visit the City of San Mateo website for information about the new private sewer lateral cost sharing program, for full lateral replacements only, in effect for the fiscal year (July 2017 – June 2018).  Program information is available online.

Please note that funding is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Community concerns over Peninsula Avenue plan

Public remains critical of interchange project: Burlingame, San Mateo meetings invite community concerns over Peninsula Avenue plan

(San Mateo Daily Journal) Burlingame residents fearing a crush of neighborhood traffic invited through a reconfigured Peninsula Avenue/Highway 101 interchange expressed disdain for the project proposed to increase safety along the heavily-trafficked corridor.

Residents of the Lyon Hoag neighborhood and others adjacent to the proposed site for building a full interchange complete with southbound ramps claimed during a Tuesday, May 16 meeting, the Caltrans project would severely hamper their quality of life. Continue reading

Public meeting about SM 101 Managed Lanes Project

Attend a public meeting on Wednesday, May 31st to learn how this project can help manage traffic between Northern Santa Clara County and San Mateo County
San Mateo, CA (May 19, 2017)… The City of San Mateo is proud to serve as a host location for one of the two public meetings Caltrans is holding about the proposed SM 101 Managed Lanes Project on U.S. 101. Join us on Wednesday, May 31st at San Mateo City Hall located at 330 West 20th Avenue to learn about the project, ask questions and share ideas to reduce traffic. The meeting begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. 

The proposed Managed Lanes Project seeks to find a solution to the growing congestion occurring on U.S. 101 in Northern Santa Clara County and San Mateo County. Given the importance of the 101 Corridor from San Francisco County through San Mateo County and into Santa Clara County finding a solution has become a high priority. The purpose of the proposed project is to provide a continuous managed lane in each direction on U.S. 101 from the terminus of the Santa Clara County Express Lanes to I-380 in San Mateo County. 

This continuous lane would be managed in real time to achieve maximum efficiency and operations towards reducing congestion in the corridor, encourage the use of carpooling and transit, provide managed lanes for travel time reliability, minimize degradation of general purpose lanes, increase person throughput, and apply technology and design features to help manage traffic.   Continue reading