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Celebrating Bike Month

Health by Numbers

May is Bike Month! On the Peninsula, we had over 37,000 people biking on Bike to Work Day! Lots of students across the county also participated in the annual Bike to School Day. Big congratulations to Hatch Elementary School in Half Moon Bay where there were three times as many students who reported that they either walked/biked/carpooled to school over a one family vehicle pick up and drop off on Bike to School Day. Active transportation such as biking provides opportunities to engage in physical activity, which improves health and well-being.

Key Findings

  • 14% of San Mateo County residents take active transportation to work.
  • Almost half of San Mateo County census tracts have 10% or less of residents taking active transportation to work.
  • The highest concentration of residents who take active transportation to work live in Daly City, Redwood City, and Burlingame.

*Active transportation includes walking, biking, and taking public transit.