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Category: Everything Traffic

New bike lane exit installed on Andersen Dr.

With a large number of people riding bikes, protected bike lanes help to make the roads safer for everyone. This particular bike lane exit, located at the railroad tracks on Andersen Dr. just past W. Francisco Blvd, was installed to help cyclists avoid going over the railroad tracks and potentially getting their bikes stuck in … Continued

Mark your calendars! Bike to Wherever Day is on Friday May 20!

Since many of us are still working at least partially remotely, Bike to Work Day has been renamed to Bike to Wherever Day. It is one day of the year where people are encouraged to replace a car trip with a bike trip, whether it’s to the grocery store, to work, or just for fun. … Continued

Castro Ave street closure for Fire Station 54 Groundbreaking Ceremony

On Tuesday, April 19, Castro Avenue from Francisco Boulevard East and Bellam Boulevard will be closed from 3:30 – 5:30 pm for the Fire Station 54 groundbreaking ceremony. NO parking signs will be posted along both sides of Castro Avenue between Francisco Boulevard East and Bellam Boulevard. Only cars of attendees will be allowed to … Continued

Merrydale South Connector

Representatives from City of San Rafael, County of Marin, SMART, Caltrans, Safe Routes to School, and the San Rafael School Board met for a field trip to check out the informal connection between Merrydale and the south side of the Civic Center SMART station. Currently, there is a dirt path that would need to be … Continued

Parking time limit changes on Fourth Street from Grand to Union

The City of San Rafael is pursuing improvements on Grand Avenue from Fourth Street to Second Street to include a protected two-way cycle track and widened sidewalk on the east side of the street. The vehicle travel lanes will stay the same but the angled, on-street parking south of Fourth Street will be eliminated. More … Continued

Embarcadero One-Way Study

Embarcadero Way from Marina Court Drive to Sea View Avenue is narrow with a steep drop and does not accommodate two-way traffic very well. There also is no room to pull over to allow another vehicle to pass. In collaboration with the County, the City is collecting volumes on all streets that meet at the … Continued

Canal Community Based Transportation Plan

San Rafael is undergoing a study with the help of Fehr and Peers to complete an assessment of the Canal neighborhood utilizing data and community feedback to better understand the transportation challenges and pinch points in East San Rafael. This study will take about a year to complete. We can use information from this study … Continued

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