Nov 11, 2014
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The community is encouraged to pitch ideas on plans to connect the Richmond Greenway with the Bay Trail along Garrard Boulevard.

The public can visit a “feedback station”  Thursday and Friday from 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at 2nd Street and the Greenway, near Ohio Avenue, according to the Trails for Richmond Action Committee (TRAC).

According to TRAC, the project aims to provide a safe walking, jogging and bicycling connection along the western end of the Greenway that will connect the Plunge, Keller Beach and the rest of the rest of Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline to the south as well as Point Pinole Regional Shoreline to the north.

Thus far, Richmond has completed more than 32 miles of San Francisco Bay Trail, a project connecting 500 miles of trail around Bay shoreline. Richmond has finished “far more” of the Bay Trail than any other city,  TRAC said.

The feedback station is sponsored by Pogo Park and the UC Berkeley Landscape Architecture program.

Last month, Richmond City Council awarded a $335,000 contract to Richmond-based W.R. Forde Associates to enhance bicycle and pedestrian access along Garrard Boulevard between Cutting Boulevard and the Ferry Point tunnel, a .16-mile gap in the Bay Trail.

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About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.