Tag: San Mateo

Crossing Highway 101: Hillsdale Boulevard

The eight lane Highway 101 partitions the San Francisco Peninsula with an eight lane wall of traffic from San Jose to San Francisco. The Caltrain line with its 50,000 daily commuters runs to the west of 101. Businesses, jobs and residential areas can be on either side of the highway. Many of the three percent of Bay Area commuters who ride bikes must find a way to cross this highway.

Consider Hillsdale Boulevard in San Mateo, California, which is fairly typical of many 101 crossings. In this from Google Maps aerial view, Hillsdale crosses from the lower left to the upper right of this image.

Hillsdale Boulevard @ Highway 101, San Mateo, California


San Mateo County health seeks proposals to promote cycling

San Mateo County Health System is the public health agency for San Mateo County on the San Francisco Peninsula. They’ve published a call for proposals to train health system employees on the use of non-car transportation to agency work locations in San Mateo and will pay up to $10,000 for a contractor who can complete the activities in their CFP.