City receives grant to plan bike trail from Richmond Ferry to Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

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City receives grant to plan bike trail from Richmond Ferry to Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

Richmond learned Friday it is the recipient of a grant from the California Department of Transportation to plan a bike trail link between the Richmond Ferry and the Richmond San Rafael-Bridge, City Manager Bill Lindsay announced Tuesday.

The planning grant would create “a complete streets design” that would allow cyclists to embark on a fun, adventurous journey through three Bay Area counties.

The trail, according to Lindsay, would allow a bicyclist or walker to ride the ferry from downtown San Francisco to the Richmond Ferry Terminal, which is currently under construction, then safely navigate along the trail through Richmond to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, where a bike and pedestrian lane is set to be constructed on the westbound span. After crossing the bridge, cyclists could ride to the Marin ferry terminal en route back to downtown San Francisco.

“I can’t imagine a better way to spend a Saturday,” Lindsay said.

The grant received that will help plan for the Richmond trail was credited to city staff, Bike East Bay and the Trails for Richmond Action Committee.

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