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San Mateo Police Warn of Traffic, Parking Impacts from Maker Faire

The Maker Faire is coming to the San Mateo County Event Center this weekend.

 

As another approaches on the Peninsula, the San Mateo Police Department is reminding residents of traffic and parking impacts for the coming weekend.

The San Mateo County Event Center will host the Maker Faire on Saturday and Sunday, which is expected to draw between 50,000 and 95,000 visitors in the two-day period, according to the San Mateo Police Department.

The San Mateo Police and City Organization, the San Mateo County Expo Center staff, and the Maker Faire Production staff are working collaboratively to minimize the traffic impact.

Police are warning, however, there will be an unusually large number of vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles in the San Mateo area this weekend.

Potential traffic impacts in San Mateo:

  • Be prepared for traffic delays, particularly on surface streets and on Freeway Ramps near the intersection of state Highway 92 and U.S. Highway 101, including Fashion Island Bouelvard, Delaware Street and Hillsdale Boulevard.
  • Be cautious and aware of bicyclists – special feature pricing for bicycle commuters will create a massive number of additional bicyclists in the area.
  • There will be a large increase in pedestrian foot-traffic in San Mateo as well – please watch for pedestrians.

Event and Parking Information about the Maker Faire can be found by clicking here, or on Twitter, or on Facebook.

The San Mateo Police Department will be on site and continually collaborating with event staff to address parking and safety issues.

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