Your Safe Routes to Transit program is funding design work for the Richmond/Ohlone Greenway gap closure project, a relatively short project that connects long stretches of greenway on either side. Powerpoint presentation is online at: www.ci.richmond.ca.us/index.aspx?nid=1118
To bridge the gap between the Richmond and Ohlone Greenways, the proposed design will install a new 16’ wide at-grade crossing of San Pablo Ave at the endpoint of the Ohlone Greenway. It would also re-route and pave the eastern portion of the Richmond Greenway so that it connects with the new crossing of San Pablo Ave. The crossing design will include bulb-outs, a removal of the median, a new traffic signal for a dedicated bike/ped crossing, and bike-activated crosswalk sensors.
“This Richmond/Ohlone Greenway project represents a big win for pedestrian and bicycle accessibility. When complete, not only will we have made a dangerous crossing much safer, but we will have a bike/pedestrian destination worth visiting,” states Adam Beerman, a Bicycle Coalition member who bike commutes from Berkeley to Richmond along the Greenway.