City of San Carlos - Alternative Transportation


Alternative Transportation

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The City of San Carlos understands that supporting and encouraging the use of alternative transportation can have lasting, positive effects for both individual residents and the San Carlos community as a whole. 

Using alternative modes of transportation means fewer cars on the road in San Carlos, and that’s a win-win for everyone involved. By choosing not to drive whenever possible, we lower our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment, and at the same time help alleviate some of the problems posed by traffic congestion and limited parking availability. Walking or biking around San Carlos can also have important and significant health benefits, decreasing your risk of cardiovascular and other diseases.

Whether it’s walking or biking, riding public transit or carpooling, there are ways for everyone to help cultivate a culture of alternative transportation in the City of Good Living and the City of San Carlos will continue to support these efforts wherever possible. 

Walk San Carlos!

Downtown is made for walking. With a diverse offering of dining and shopping choices all located within a single stretch, walking to and around downtown whenever possible is a win-win. 


Downtown San Carlos Business Guide (App)

    Safe Routes to School (San Mateo County Office of Education)

    Get Healthy San Mateo County

Bike San Carlos!

Consider trading in four wheels for two when heading into town. Biking is a great way to explore San Carlos and get light shopping done quickly.


The League of American Bicyclists

    Silicon Valley Bike Coalition

Ride Public Transit

The San Carlos Caltrain station is a great launching point for Peninsula adventures. In tandem with SamTrans, residents can get nearly everywhere in the city.





    San Carlos City Map

    Commuter Shuttles 


Carpooling with friends and family is an easy way to save time and money when traveling to and from shared community activities. 

    Resources (carpooling)

    Waze Carpool



Use ridesharing to cover the first or last mile of your journey when taking public transit or when other methods of transportation are not feasible.  Ridesharing allows you to reach your destination without adding another car to the road, worrying about traffic or finding parking.