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Category: Multi-Use Pathway

Francisco Blvd West Multi-Use Path Phase 2 complete

Earlier this month the City completed the Class IV bikeway on Francisco Blvd West between Rice Drive and 2nd Street. This segment is part of the larger North-South Greenway through Marin County, which is one of the Marin County Bicycle Coalition’s highest priorities. San Rafael is thankful to all the project funding sponsors for contributing … Continued

Multi-Use Pathway Phase-II

The planning stage for the Multi-Use Pathway (MUP) Phase-II, extending from 2nd Street to Rice Drive, is continuing forward. The pathway is along Francisco Boulevard West. It will connect the recently completed MUP Phase-I from Rice to Andersen Drive with downtown and the Bettini Transit Center. The existing 4-foot wide sidewalk will be expanded to … Continued

SMART Larkspur Extension Multi-Use Pathway Phase I

Following an 18-month long process of planning and construction, the Multi-Use Pathway from Andersen to Rice Drive is complete and open for public use! This is a vital link for bicyclists and pedestrians as it connects downtown San Rafael to the Larkspur Ferry Terminal. It is Phase I of the SMART Larkspur Extension project and … Continued

HAWK Signal for the Multi-Use Pathway

As part of the beautiful new Multi-Use Pathway (MUP) from Rice to Andersen Drive, a HAWK signal was installed at the intersection of the MUP and Rice Drive. HAWK actually stands for High-intensity Activated crossWalK (hey, we are not responsible for the name!). It provides a controlled midblock crossing for bicyclists and pedestrians utilizing the … Continued

SMART: Larkspur Extension MUP Phase One

The MUP Phase-1 is nearly completed. The last phase is to install the SMART tracks next to the MUP before they close-in the security fence between the MUP and the tracks. SMART anticipates completing the track installation in the first or second week of June. Once that is completed, they will be able to finish … Continued

1/11/2019 – Update: SMART Larkspur Extension

The SMART Larkspur Extension construction work on the Francisco Blvd. West realignment and Phase-1 of the Multi-Use Path (from Rice Street to Andersen Drive) continues to move forward. The Contractor continues focus on the new Rice Drive and Francisco Blvd West intersection and rail crossing. They’ve ground-out paving over the portion of Rice Drive being … Continued

12/10/18 – SMART Larkspur Extension Update

The SMART Larkspur Extension construction work on the Francisco Blvd. West realignment and Phase-1 of the Multi-Use Path (from Rice Street to Andersen Drive) continues to move forward with the bulk of the work at the new Rice Drive and Francisco Blvd West intersection and rail crossing. Underground drainage facilities and preliminary grading have been … Continued

SMART Construction at San Rafael Transit Center Begins

Today at the San Rafael Transit Center, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) construction begins in preparation for SMART’s rail extension to Larkspur. Transit users can now see construction fencing and staging areas within the Transit Center. Work will progress over the coming weeks and include the construction of a new temporary boarding platform near Platform C at … Continued

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