Richmond Plans Bridge-to-Ferry Route

A plan is underway to establish a bike- and pedestrian-friendly route from San Francisco to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

BC STAFF

 

A plan is underway to establish a bike- and pedestrian-friendly route from San Francisco to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. As part of that plan, a walking/bicycling path on the upper deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge is set to open this summer.

 

The Ferry to Bridge to Greenway Complete Streets Plan is an exciting opportunity to provide valuable connections for people bicycling and walking to the new Richmond Ferry, the upcoming Richmond-San Rafael Bridge multi-use path, and the Richmond Greenway.

 

These new connections will have regional significance, connecting three counties (San Francisco, Contra Costa and Marin) together for the first time with pedestrian and bicycle facilities that have not existed before. Improved facilities will connect to the San Francisco Bay Trail leading into Berkeley to the south, as well as north to North Richmond and beyond. Improvements will also connect to the Richmond Greenway, which leads through the heart of Richmond and connects two BART stations.

 

The project timeline shows a final plan will take over a year to be adopted. The plan will incorporate abundant local community input, with creative engagement intended to bring a wide variety of voices to the planning process. To learn more about the project and how to get involved, visit ferry2bridge2greenway.com.