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City of San Mateo Bicycle Master Plan Community Workshop

9:24 PM PDT on July 13, 2010

"San Mateo, Calif. — The City of San Mateo’s Department of Public Works is holding its first community workshop for the development of the City of San Mateo Bikeways Master Plan – a critical planning document that will help determine bicycling paths in San Mateo for years to come. Public Works is seeking broad community input.

The purpose of the plan is to develop safe and convenient bike routes with sufficient north-south and east-west connectivity, to develop support and educational programs, and to encourage bicycling for a better environment.  “A complete and consistent bicycle network is key to promoting bicycling in the community in support of our Sustainability Action Plan goal to increase pedestrian and bicycle travel to 30% for trips of one mile or less by 2020”, says Larry Patterson, San Mateo Public Works Director.

The City invites community members to attend the workshop to learn about the plan and how to contribute towards the development of a complete bicycle network.  The workshop will include a presentation from Alta Planning + Design, the consultant hired to assist the City with the development of the plan.  The consultant team will explain the planning process and gather information from the public about where they like bicycling, problem areas, and where they would like to bicycle but are not comfortable doing so."

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