Yarn Bombing Scavenger Hunt: A fun, quirky way to enjoy Downtown San Mateo!
Have you noticed the big lollipop attached to the Central Garage? How about those snakes slithering along bike racks? Suddenly downtown’s mailboxes grew monster feet and our parking meters are wearing tube socks! The clever disguises are surprising and bringing a lot of enjoyment to downtown customers.
San Mateo’s Public Works Department Implements Recommendations from the
Bicycle Master Plan Introduces Fun and Innovative Ways to Encourage Cycling.
As part of the City’s Bicycle Master Plan, the City of San Mateo’s Public Works Department installed two fun and vibrant bike racks in front of the downtown Walgreens at Third and Ellsworth. The new racks, shaped like bicycles, are a creative way to encourage and increase ridership amongst recreational riders – those who enjoy riding their bikes and would do so more often if better infrastructure were provided.
Reach the Top of Sugarloaf Mountain
The climb to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, one of San Mateo’s last undeveloped natural resources, will soon become a lot more enjoyable. In November 2011, three avid hikers and community volunteers including: Tom Morse, Jay Michlin and Marilyn Stockdale Green, approached the City about building a hiking trail to the top of Sugarloaf in one of the areas identified in the Sugarloaf Mountain Master Plan with volunteer labor provided by the Trail Center, a non-profit organization that provides care, maintenance and restoration of trails throughout San Mateo County. READ MORE