Connect the Coastside

The Plan study area covers Highway 1 from just south of the Devils Slide Tunnel to the southern limits of Half Moon Bay and Highway 92 west from Highway 1 to Interstate 280. 

About Connect the Coastside

Connect the Coastside is a community-based transportation plan to help improve mobility and safety for Coastside residents and visitors. It identifies programs and improvements for the Highway 1 and Highway 92 corridors to improve mobility and accommodate the Midcoast's future transportation needs. A key purpose of the Plan is to define priority projects that will then be eligible to apply for funding. 

The plan identifies a diverse range of road, highway and trail improvements. Categories in the plan include improvements to:

  • Bike and walking trails
  • Roadways and intersections
  • Pedestrian routes
  • Transit facilities and services
  • Parking

The Connect the Coastside project has involved a broad public outreach program to ensure that the final plan reflects the unique character and vision of residents and businesses and aligns with broadly held community values. This plan will require ongoing community engagement to refine the infrastructure proposals into detailed designs and to advocate for funding necessary to construct these improvements.

About the Plan

  • The plan includes a wide range of improvements, which address the present and future mobility needs of Coastside communities. The plan broadly seeks to:

    • Improve existing traffic conditions and public safety
    • Expand transportation choices for residents and visitors
    • Encourage environmentally friendly options, such as walking, biking and public transit
    • Respect the character of Midcoast communities and protect coastal resources
    • Maintain and improve access to coastal resources for both residents and visitors
  • The County’s Local Coastal Program (LCP) requires the development of a comprehensive transportation management plan to address the meet future transportation needs of Coastside communities. As new development occurs, transportation improvements will be planned and constructed to address traffic impacts. New land use policies will also help reduce traffic, protect natural resources and preserve coastal community character by limiting development.

  • The plan focuses on the areas surrounding Highway 1 and State Route 92 on the San Mateo County Coastside. The plan’s study area includes the unincorporated communities of Montara, Moss Beach, El Granada, Princeton and Miramar, as well as the City of Half Moon Bay.

  • The plan provides cost estimates for recommended improvements and identifies potential sources of funding. Improvements may be paid for using a mix of County funding, regional or statewide grants and new land-use policies that collect fees from development.

To learn more see the Connect the Coastside FAQ »

Where We Are Now

The Connect the Coastside project team has released a Public Working Draft for public review and feedback. The official name is Connect the Coastside, the San Mateo County Midcoast Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan. Read the Executive Summary for an introduction and summary of the plan, or dive into the complete public working draft for more details. 

Documents & Meeting Materials

View information and materials related to past outreach efforts and presentations, including community meetings, meetings with the Midcoast Community Council, Planning Commission hearings, and Board of Supervisors hearings.

Next Steps

The project team is currently planning future outreach efforts and meetings to share information about Connect the Coastside and hear from community members and stakeholders. Look here for updates about future events and meetings. In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments please let us know!

Project Contacts

For questions or comments about this project, please contact:

Joe LaClair
jlaclair@smcgov.org
650-363-1865

Katie Faulkner
kfaulkner@smcgov.org
650-363-1882