Important note: The following recommendation was approved by the Board of Supervisors on July 23, 2013. To track progress and interactions, visit our Performance Dashboard.

To:             Honorable Board of Supervisors

From:        John L. Maltbie, County Manager

Subject:    Measure A Report Back: Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator


Direct staff to budget $80,000 in the FY 2013-14 and $75,500 in the FY 2014-15 budget to fund 50% of a full time Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator position, balance of the funds to be provided by the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG) and the San Mateo County Transit Authority. C/CAG will oversee and house the position.


The County of San Mateo does not have a full-time countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator. C/CAG, the countywide transportation planning and funding agency, currently employs a transportation planner/program manager who performs some bicycle and pedestrian coordinator functions, but is not dedicated full time to this work. The bicycling community in the County has requested a dedicated liaison to promote and coordinate bike and pedestrian programs throughout San Mateo County.


The San Mateo County Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator would promote bike and pedestrian friendly transportation options throughout the County. The Coordinator’s duties would include:

•    Helping coordinate multi-jurisdiction bike and pedestrian projects

•    Be a resource for the 21 jurisdictions on bicycle and pedestrian matters

•    Serve as the liaison with the pedestrian and bicycle community

•    Be the single point of contact for San Mateo Countywide bicycle and pedestrian funding programs

•    Be a point of contact for bicycle and pedestrian related questions and direct inquires to appropriate jurisdictions/departments

•    Alert city and county staff to available and upcoming funding or training opportunities

•    Share and promote best practices for the development of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure design and implementation

•    Work with city and County staff on the build out and implementation of the recently adopted San Mateo County Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.

The Coordinator will join the C/CAG staff and be housed in the C/CAG offices. C/CAG will report back to the Board in June of 2014 and June of 2015 on the Coordinator’s accomplishments.

Performance Measures:


FY 2013-14 Projected

FY 2014-15 Projected

Number of funding sources




Number of bicycle and pedestrian

program inquiries responded to



Number of cross jurisdictional

coordination activities completed



Number of training/safety workshops

promoted or conducted



Number of public outreach workshops




Number of external available funding

opportunities disseminated




It is recommended that $80,000 in Measure A funds be appropriated for the FY 2013-14 budget and $75,500 of Measure A funds be appropriated for the FY 2014-15 budget. The County will leverage funds from C/CAG in the amount of $72,750 and from the San Mateo County Transit Authority in the amount of $60,000 to support this position over the two year funding period.

Measure A funds recommended in this report:


FY 2013/14

FY 2014/15

Bike and Pedestrian Coordinator



Important note: This is a copy of the official report -- item 12B on the Board's agenda.