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Central Marin Ferry Connection Multi-Use Pathway

 

PROJECT UPDATE

The new pedestrian and bicycle bridge project is nearly complete.  Starting Monday April 4th the sidewalk from the new bridge towards the ferry terminal will be reconstructed and will require closure.  A detour will be in place to direct users of this sidewalk onto the bridge and the sidewalk on the north side of Sir Francis Drake Blvd.   Read More

 

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Bridge Profile  

 

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Bascule Railroad Bridge in Background

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 Wayfinding Signage

 

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 Stainless Steel Mesh Protective Sceening

Project Update - March 9, 2016

The construction team continues to make progress to bring the final phase of the project to completion and open the path to the public as soon as possible.  The final remaining element of work consists of making improvements to the path leading from the bridge  towards the Ferry Terminal.  The path improvements have been delayed due to a PG&E project which is now finishing up. 

Consideration is underway to open the new path for public use in advance of completing all the sidewalk work. A small portion of the work must be completed prior to opening the path for wayfinding and safety considerations.  Once these improvements are complete we could proceed to have a “soft” opening for public use. The remaining work is weather dependent so determining an estimated opening date is pending.  This option will also allow for a pedestrian and bicyclist detour to the northerly sidewalk to allow construction on the southern portion to proceed on an accelerated schedule. 

Once the final improvements on the path along Sir Francis Drake are complete we would like to celebrate with a ribbon cutting event.  Stay tuned for further announcements.

 

Additional Information

Click on the following link to view additional information on the project website:  http://www.marinferryconnection.com/

                                                 

  Project Information Fact Sheet

The proposed project will create a new multi-use pathway extending the Cal Park Hill Multi-Use Pathway to the south by constructing a new elevated crossing over Sir Francis Drake Boulevard with an access ramp leading down to an existing multi-use pathway adjacent to the roadway. The new path is intended to further promote non-motorized commute alternatives and enhance recreational travel while providing safe, direct and convenient pedestrian/bicycle access between local transit facilities, schools, business centers and residential communities. View Site Map

Simulation
TAM has prepared a simulation of the new bridge crossing to familiarize the public with the project. Click the link below to view.

http://youtu.be/TC_HCv7W1mU

 Use Projections and Benefit Assessment
A report has been prepared that estimates the usage at the time the pathway opens as well as future use estimates of the number of bicyclist and pedestrians on an annual basis.  The report also assesses the benefits the project will have to the community such as reduced vehicle miles traveled, reduced pounds of carbon dioxide emitted and the estimated number of newly physically active people. Read the Use Projections and Benefit Assessment 

   

Staff Contact:
Bill Whitney, P.E.
Phone (415) 226-0823
bwhitney@tam.ca.gov

 

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Last updated: 4/1/2016 4:32:54 PM