Tag: bike path

Building Safe Routes to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

One down, two to go! Since the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge multi-use pathway opened in November 2019, we’ve been doubling down for safer, more intuitive connections to and from the bridge. Find out what we’re working on following the recent completion of a protected bikeway linking Francisco Blvd. E with Andersen Drive.

Protected Bikeway Linking to R-SR Bridge Nearing Completion

Construction of a two-way protected bikeway linking to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge is expected to be complete by July 31! The new bikeway will link Francisco Blvd. E to Andersen Drive, giving eastbound cyclists an alternative to riding on the I-580 on-ramp and shoulder to access the bridge.

Explaining Our Position on SMART

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Marin County Bicycle Coalition has the ability to take positions on ballot measures. After much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision not to endorse Measure I, which would extend Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit’s (SMART) 1/4-cent sales tax for 30 years. We remain highly supportive of the SMART rail and pathway project, but were disappointed by the agency’s refusal to commit savings resulting from the passage of Measure I toward the pathway. We are hopeful that SMART will address our concerns and work to complete the pathway in a timely fashion as promised to voters in 2008.

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Pathway: Decades in the Making

The opening of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge unlocks countless opportunities for new rides, commutes, and adventures across the Bay. Get in the celebratory spirit by inviting fellow bike lovers to join you on a group ride or signing up for our trademarked* Commuter Matchmaker service!

SMART Directors: We Need Your Leadership

MCBC is again calling on SMART’s Board of Directors to hold the district accountable for its delivery of the pathway. Please join us today by signing onto our letter and, if you’d like, sending your own note to Marin’s representatives on the SMART Board of Directors.

Miller Avenue Bike Lanes Return to Council Monday

When we last checked in with you about Miller Avenue in 2017, we were pleased to report a hard-fought victory that resulted in the installation of temporary buffered bike lanes in the Parkway section. This Monday, March 4, the Council is set to review that pilot project and make a decision on the permanent configuration of Miller Avenue between Millwood and Willow Streets.