Bike Commuters to the East Bay Get a Safer Ride

This fall, local agencies hope to close a major gap in the bike network from the Richmond–San Rafael Bridge into downtown San Rafael

“To build a world where a large share of people ride bikes for fun or for transportation, we cannot … just expect people to ride on a busy shoulder or next to trucks,” says Warren Wells of the Marin County Bicycle Coalition. With $4.3 million from the state, this project would extend the Francisco Boulevard East sidewalk for another quarter-mile and create a safer, car-free commute for diverse user groups. 

The California Transportation Commission is set to vote on final approval of the project when they meet on June 23 and 24, according to a source at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.