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
Recommended bridge type to span Sir Francis Drake Blvd
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. Our engineers are finalizing the design in preparation of construction bidding later this year. On April 25th the TAM Board approved a "Cooperative Agreement" further endorsing the development of the new bicycle and pedestrian overcrossing of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. Our partner agencies will soon consider the Agreement during a future Council or Board meeting.
TAM has prepared a simulation of the new crossing to familiarize the public with the project. Click the link below to view.
Previous Project Activities
View Project Fact Sheet - May 2012
Bridge Type Selection Process Advances
The bridge type selection process has concluded with a recommendation to implement a Warren Truss as the preferred structure to cross Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. The recommendation was accepted by the TAM Executive Committee and the Larkspur City Council. Final design is now underway and is scheduled for completion in early 2013.
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 BoardsView Presentation
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
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)
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