Connect the Coastside

"Connect the Coastside" a.k.a. the Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan, will identify programs and improvements along Highway 1 and Highway 92 to accommodate the Midcoast's future transportation needs. The Plan will evaluate the existing and future residential and non-residential development potential of the Midcoast and City of Half Moon Bay by conducting a land use buildout analysis and an assessment of the current and future transportation system. The technical study will coincide with a broad public outreach program to ensure that the final Plan reflects the unique character and vision of local residents and businesses. The Plan will also provide an assessment of implementation costs and identify potential sources of funding.

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. The Plan will be coordinated with efforts by the County, the City of Half Moon Bay and the communities of Montara, Moss Beach, Princeton, El Granada, and Miramar.

Highway 1 Congestion and Safety Improvement Project

In 2009, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors adopted Phase 1 of the Highway 1 Safety and Mobility Improvement Study.  The study, a result of an intensive community-based planning process in Miramar, El Granada and Princeton, developed a plan to better serve vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle mobility in the Highway 1 corridor. 

In 2012, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors adopted Phase 2 of the Highway 1 Safety and Mobility Improvement Study.  Phase 2, also developed through an intense community-based planning process, identified transportation improvements along the Highway 1 corridor in Moss Beach and Montara to assist in the mobility of vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. 

Both Phase 1 and Phase 2 identified a series of pedestrian crossings, raised medians and left turn lanes to improve vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle mobility.  In 2012, San Mateo County received $1.5 million in county-wide transportation funds to design and permit these congestion and safety projects. 


Rob Bartoli, Planner II

Highway 1 Safety and Mobility Study

The study purpose is developing a plan for Highway 1 to better serve all users. Planning efforts by San Mateo County and other agencies are shaping development, recreation, infrastructure, and invironmental policies within the study area. The community-based planning process engaged citizens in developing short and long-term transportation inprovement strategies consistent with established regional policies.

One of the biggest challenges is that the corridor must provide for commuters and high volume vehicle traffic on weekends, while maintaining safety and comfort for residents. It must also provide for pedestrians, people with mobility impairments, and bicyclists who are using the highway right of way or trying to cross.