MCC Meetings            

>>Nov 23 and Dec 28 meetings are canceled.<<
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 

Plan Half Moon Bay
HMB General Plan and Local Coastal Program Update are ongoing. Midcoast residents are encouraged to get involved. General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) meetings are open to the public.
Dec 15 GPAC meeting: Noise and Circulation

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 New Granada Fire Station
EIR public review and comment period is Dec 2 – Jan 19.  Public hearing is Wed, Jan 18, at 1191 Main St., HMB.

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Modern Roundabouts
--a safer choice than traffic signals
--promoted by CaltransFHWAAARP, and
Midcoast Hwy 1 Safety & Mobility Study
--MCC letters May 11 & April 13

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 Highway 1 Parallel Trail
East-of-highway active transportation trail to connect Midcoast communities to each other and to Half Moon Bay.
First segment for design/permitting is Mirada to Coronado.

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Affordable Housing 
Local non-profit MidPen will submit development plans to the County in early 2017 for the 11-acre north Moss Beach designated affordable housing site. Sept 6 news article

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Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) is being developed to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92. (webpage)

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Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations.  Princeton page
Public outreach resumes early 2017.

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Subdivision Regulations Update
A comprehensive update is underway to align county subdivision regulations (dating back to 1992) with current state law and pertinent case law, and to make them more user friendly.  May 25 staff report & MCC presentation.  June 8 MCC comments

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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. 

 

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 - ?
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.