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Central Marin Ferry Connection Multi-Use Pathway

 

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Construction Begins !

Construction is now well underway. Our contractor, Ghilotti Brothers of San Rafael, has mobilized his equipment and workforce in preparation of building the new pedestrian and bicycle bridge in Larkspur. The Marin County Department of Public Works is managing the construction on behalf of TAM.

We are currently creating a project website that will provide up to date information on construction activities as well as planned traffic control measures on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. Please check back for a future link to this project website

Truss Bridge East 

 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 

     

ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUEMNTS APPROVED (CEQA & NEPA)

In compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), an Initial Study was prepared to assess the potential environmental impacts associated with construction and operation of the CMFC Multi-use Pathway Project.  After an extensive analysis of the potential environmental project impacts a series of mitigation measures have been developed and incorporated into the project.  The conclusion of the Initial Study is that all potential impacts have been mitigated to a level of insignificance.  A Mitigated Negative Declaration was prepared and approved by the TAM Board on September 23, 2010.   View the Final Initial Study/ Mitigated Negative Declaration

INTIAL STUDY APPENDIX - TECHNICAL REPORTS  (Files range from 2.0MB to 8MB)
1     Water Quality Study
2     Location Hydraulic Study
3     Wetlands Delineation
4     Natural Resources Study
5     Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
6     Phase II Environmental Site Assessment
7     Visual Resource Impact Assessment
8     Historical Resources Evaluation
9    Community Impacts Assessment 

Additional studies have recently been completed as required under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).  Approval was issued on January 12, 2012.  The project has now reached a significant milestone with the completion of the environmental analysis.  The final NEPA document, including technical studies, can be viewed at the TAM office.  

PREVIOUS STUDIES    

Central Marin Ferry Connection Project (2004)

CMFC Feasibility Memorandum (2007)

 

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

 

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Last updated: 7/16/2014 4:53:15 PM