Shifting Gears from Speed and Efficiency to Health, Equity, and Safety
San Mateo County is not immune to congestion and there is a need for more transportation options beyond driving alone to work. For some, this mode shift is a choice, but for others, walk, biking, and using public transit are the only options. According to the 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS), 5% (13,930) of San Mateo County households lack access to a vehicle. This group must rely on active transportation-walking and biking- or public transportation to achieve daily tasks, such as commuting to work and schools and grocery shopping.