Project Information Sheet
(City of San Mateo)
Background: The City of San Mateo
is beginning a project to restore and improve the San
Francisco Bay shoreline. As part of the project, the
City asked the Trail Center to construct a new
footpath linking Ryder and Harborview Parks, which
was completed in July 1997 and is designated as part
of the Bay Trail. The new trail runs between a
drainage canal and a paved trail on the levee (also
Bay Trail) and will provide access to new
interpretive stations planned along the revitalized
canal. The tread is presently dirt and will be
surfaced with wood chips provided by the City.
Approx. 3050 ft.
between Ryder and Harborview Parks to be covered with
wood chips. The City will place piles of chips at
close intervals along trail and volunteers will
spread them to cover tread. Area has been mowed, but
some weeds may need to be removed before chips are
spread. Drainage in one area must be improved.
- Trail Width: 3.5 ft. with 5
ft. pull-outs at 100 ft. intervals
- Trail Use: Hiking, but
wheelchair accessible with pull-outs
- Maximum Grade: 6% (short
steeper sections possible)
- Outslope: 2-3% (standard)
- Surface: Packed earth
- Flagging: At grade level
- Hazards and Other
Considerations: none expected
- Expected Number of Workdays:
- Access to Worksite: Lot at
Ryder Park, Bayshore Park & Ride (Access from
E. 3rd. Ave) (south end of trail)
- Water, Restrooms, Picnic
Tables: Provided by the City
Emergency: 911 from pay phones located at
southeast and northwest corners of intersection of
Norfolk and E. 3rd Ave (J. Hart-Clinton Drive)
Hospital: San Mateo County General, 222 W.
39th Ave., San Mateo (415) 573-2222
From Hwy 101, take the E. 3rd Ave. exit.
Travel east ¼ mi. past intersection Norfolk
Ave. Make a U-turn after bridge to access parking lot
for Ryder Park.
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