Bay Trail in Richmond grows from 12 to 35 miles in two decades

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Point Pinole Regional Shoreline near Atlas Road.

The Trails for Richmond Action Committee (TRAC) today released its 20th annual report on the progress made on filling gaps in the planned 500-mile Bay Trail.

In the two decades since TRAC has partnered with the city, East Bay Regional Park District and private developers to create Bay Trail segments, Richmond’s portion of the trail has nearly tripled from 12 to 35 miles, TRAC Steering Committee Chair Bruce Beyaert and Vice Chair Bruce Brubaker stated in an introduction to the report. Thirteen projects are underway to design and built the 7.5 miles left of planned trail yet to be completed, the report states.

“As shown by the map on the last page of the report, most of the unbuilt trail lies between The Plunge and the Point San Pablo Yacht Harbor,” Beyaert and Brubaker said. “Work also is underway to install protected bikeways, known as cycle tracks, on inland sections of Bay Trail to replace substandard bike lanes.”

The full report follows. For more information, visit TRAC’s website here.