MCC Meetings            

2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7 PM, GCSD meeting room,
504 Ave Alhambra, Third Floor, El Granada.   Email Agendas.   
Broadcast on Channel 27, the following Thurs 8PM & Fri 10AM.
See Archives for past meetings with video links.

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Focus Topics

Affordable Housing 
Pre-application development plans have been submitted for 71-unit affordable housing community at Carlos/Sierra in Moss Beach. 

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Modern Roundabouts
--a safer choice than traffic signals
--promoted by CaltransFHWAAARP, and
Midcoast Hwy 1 Safety & Mobility Study.
Cypress roundabout: MCC 8/9/17 minutes & 5/11/16 letter.
Cypress/Hwy 1 alternatives: expect early fall public meeting.

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Agricultural Advisory Committee
Get involved in preservation of agriculture on the Coastside. Application for appointment deadline is Sept 29.

Design Review - Miramar Community Rep
Miramar lacks a Community Rep on the Coastside Design Review Committee that reviews new residential development for compliance with Coastside Design Review Standards. Application deadline is Nov 10 for appointment of 1 Community Rep and 1 Alternate.

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Quarry Park Master Plan
(includes Mirada Surf -- park map)
Get involved in developing this document that will guide park improvements over the next 20 years.

Community meetings Sept 23 & Oct 3: flyer 

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SFO Aircraft Noise

MCC 9/13/17 informational forum --
video, slide presentation, links

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Vallemar Bluff 4-House Development

Project is going through the Design Review process

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Plan Half Moon Bay
HMB General Plan & Local Coastal Program Update are ongoing. Midcoast residents are encouraged to get involved. 

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SMC Parks Dog Management Committee is developing dog-management policy for County Parks.

Draft Policy Recommendations for public review

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Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) is being developed to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92. Draft plan expected for public review late 2017.

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Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations began in 2013. Draft plan for public review: fall 2017.

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Highway 1 Studies & Issues

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Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP)

The CTMP is being developed to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast residential development on Highway 1 and 92.  Background and progress to date are on the 
Connect the Coastside page.

 

Caltrans Highway 1 Corridor Study

Caltrans expects to complete a corridor study for Highway 1 in San Mateo County in late 2017.  The study will help identify improvement needs over a 25-year planning horizon, including potential means to address coastal erosion where the highway is vulnerable.  The process will include review and consideration of the Highway 1 Safety & Mobility Studies. 

 

Caltrans Moss Beach speed survey 2014

recommends no change in Moss Beach 50mph speed limit

 

Highway 1 Safety & Mobility Studies

Two-phase planning effort to develop conceptual plans to improve Highway 1 safety and mobility between Half Moon Bay and Devil’s Slide, 2009-2012:  Hwy 1 Mobility Studies page

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Coastal Access & Parking Study

The 2015 Midcoast Parking & Access Study was an action item of the Highway 1 Safety & Mobility Studies for completion of a parking study before more detail planning of beach and trailhead parking lots in the Midcoast, with the goal of sharing and limiting the number of new parking lots.  Presentation at MCC.  

 

Modern Roundabouts - a safer choice 

  • 75% fewer injury collisions & 90% reduction in overall fatalities.  Highest crash rates of all Midcoast intersections are at traffic signals. 
  • Keep traffic moving through intersections.
  • Significantly less delay for peak-hour cross-street traffic. 
  • Increased intersection capacity due to lower speeds and resulting smaller gaps between vehicles. 
  • Fuel consumption/emissions reduced by less vehicle idling and not starting from a complete stop. 
  • Large trucks can make U-turns via the central truck apron. 
  • Traffic calming in village areas
  • Safe pedestrian crossings, one direction of traffic at a time, set back from entry points.
  • No blinking red signal malfunctions causing extensive backups.  

 

Traffic collision data 2008-2013

 

Highway 1 Projects

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Highway 1 Parallel Trail

This trail has long been envisioned as an east-of-highway multi-use transportation trail connecting the Midcoast communities to each other and to Half Moon Bay.  Planning is underway for the southern segment between Coronado & Mirada.
See Parallel Trail page for more details.

 

Crossings, Raised Medians, Turn Lanes

AKA Highway 1 Congestion & Safety Imrovement Project, 2012 - ?
Gray Whale Cove Improvement Project was prioritized in 2015 as MIdcoast Crossings Phase 1. 
See Hwy 1 Crossings page.

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Highway Protection at Surfers' Beach

See Surfers' Beach page.  

 

 

 

Devil's Slide Tunnel & Trail

Devil's Slide Coast website welcomes the opening of the tunnel in March 2013.  Background and more info on the Devil's Slide page.