San Rafael’s redesign of its busy Third Street corridor has been in the works for years and now the plan is finally here. “Third Street is one of the two main corridors that goes east and west through San Rafael to serve all of West Marin,” says city Director of Public Works Bill Guerin. “That’s why this project was identified for funding a long time ago, among several major street projects.”
Highlights of the redesign include a two-way bike path, wider sidewalks, curb extensions, smoother road surfaces, updated underground and traffic light systems and new trees. Guerin warns we can expect some traffic challenges during the next year of construction but says the work will ultimately improve the situation for cars, bikers and pedestrians alike.