New grant provides $400k to help improve mobility for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders crossing Highway 101

Media Contact: Randol White, 650-647-3489  

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority Board of Directors authorized the receipt of a Caltrans grant for sustainable transportation planning at its October meeting. 

The money will help fund the development of Active 101, a plan designed to improve crossings and intersections for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders within a quarter mile of Highway 101. 

The $400,156 grant will be combined with $51,844 in Measure A funds to create the Active 101 planning document to help identify and prioritize mobility projects. 

Projects will include sidewalk construction, intersection improvements, and the closure of bikeway gaps — all prioritized based on equity, cost, and safety, among other factors. 

Active 101 is designed to foster enhanced mobility along the Highway 101 corridor, especially for the underserved communities of San Mateo County. 


About the Transportation Authority (TA): Created to administer Measure A, San Mateo County’s ½ cent sales tax, the TA provides funding for transportation projects and programs in San Mateo County. In 2004, more than 75 percent of San Mateo County voters reauthorize Measure A for an additional 25 years. In 2018, voters approved Measure W, the San Mateo County Congestion Relief Plan an additional ½ cent sales tax. The TA will administer half the revenue of Measure W and the San Mateo County Transit District will administer the other half to fund and implement the Congestion Relief Plan.   

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