Although there are many improvements, both large and small, which are a direct result of advocacy efforts, the following are a few a little closer to home:
- The construction of the Mokelumne Aqueduct Trail Bridge over Highway 4 between Sand Creek Road and Lone Tree Way is moving forward. The plans are complete, the land appropriated, and it is fully funded. Construction should begin soon.
- A crossing button to change the signal at Vasco Road & Walnut Ave. has been activated.
- A completed plan for the extension of the Marsh Creek Trail from Concord Ave. through the new John Marsh State Park to EBRPD Round Valley Regional Preserve is expected by the end of 2019.
- The bike/pedestrian trail over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge is now open! Bicycle infrastructure is good on the Contra Costa side, but is a bit sketchy on the Marin side. Please ride across it and be counted since it’s a four year pilot project of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and we want it to remain open.
- The City of Oakley has approved and is nudging the developer of the DuPont property for the construction of a western extension of the Big Break Regional Trail over to the Antioch/Oakley Shoreline Preserve at the base of the Highway 160 bridge.
- The Bay Bridge East Span bicycle path is open (although only 2 miles long). Starting point is across Shellmound Road from the Ikea/Target stores. Drinking water and toilets are available at the end of the formal path. You can coast down the (steep, narrow) road into Yerba Buena Island and catch a Muni Bus into the City.
- EBRPD just opened a $13 million bridge for the Bay Trail over the railroad in Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.