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Central Marin Ferry Connection Multi-Use Pathway


Please join the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM), and our partner agencies, for the Central Marin Ferry Connection Multi-Use Pathway Groundbreaking Ceremony!

Groundbreaking Ceremony Details:
In the vicinity of 500 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur
Monday, April 28, 2014
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

The ceremony will take place at the southern end of the Cal Park Multi-Use Pathway, above the Marin Airporter and Movie Theater.

This ceremony is open to interested parties. Feel free to forward this information to others who may want to attend. Walking, biking or carpooling is encouraged due to limited available parking.

Additonal Project Information Fact Sheet

Truss Bridge East

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

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

 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 

Recent Activities
TAM in partnership with SMART, the County of Marin and the City of Larkspur continue to successfully advance the development of the Central Marin Ferry Connection Multi-Use Pathway Project.  A local contractor has been retained and construction will begin in April 2014. 


Open House on November 29, 2011

TAM hosted an open house to solicit the publics input related to design options for the Central Marin Ferry Connection Multi-Use Pathway. Approximately 60 people participated in the open house that consisted of an initial one-on-one conversation with members of the design team followed by a brief presentation. The presentation covered the projects history and background, current status, and next steps. The focus of the open house was to solicit feedback on the selection criteria for the type of structure crossing over Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. As part of the selection process proposed bridge types have been equally evaluated against a draft set of criteria. The public supported moving quickly ahead with the project and staying within budget. View Exhibit Boards
View Presentation


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

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.   


Central Marin Ferry Connection Project (2004)

CMFC Feasibility Memorandum (2007)


Staff Contact:
Bill Whitney, P.E.
Phone (415) 226-0823


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