By Kathy Chouteau
Bay Trail Confidential, a monthly show on Zoom, will feature the Richmond section of the Bay Trail on Wed., Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. The program, titled “The Richmond Bay Trail: Past, Present and Future,” will cover “the historic, scenic sections of the Bay Trail in Richmond,” according to host Rodney Paul of Rodney SF Tours. Social justice issues relating to the trail will also be part of the conversation.
Guests on the program will include County Supervisor John Gioia, Bay Trail Planner Lee Huo, Trails for Richmond Action Committee’s (TRAC) Bruce Beyaert and local activist Najari Smith, who “successfully advocated for connecting trails to the Richmond San Rafael Bridge to make it more safely accessible,” said Paul. Sup. Gioia, who resides near the trail, serves on the Bay Conservation and Development Commission and the SF Bay Restoration Authority.
In an email about the upcoming program, Paul said he has been doing a lot of trail exploration in Richmond in preparation. “Even though I’ve lived nearby for more than 22 years and been on it often, I’ve discovered fascinating new places you’ll want to know about. A silver lining of the pandemic is how it’s forced us to get to know our local spaces much better…I’ve learned that there’s a great deal to be learned closer to home.”