Transportation

Marin Bike Path In Line for $10 Million in Toll Dollars

Bike/Ped Bridge over Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Larkspur
Bike/Ped Bridge over Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Larkspur.
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Mark Prado

Marin County's North-South Greenway project got a preliminary OK this week for $10.6 million in regional toll dollars from MTC's Programming and Allocations Committee.

If approved by the full commission, the money will go to the Transportation Authority of Marin for work on the northern segment of the bicycle and pedestrian pathway. In all, $19 million would go to the project for bicycle and pedestrian improvements to better access the Larkspur Ferry Terminal in central Marin.

TAM proposes phasing the northern segment: The first phase would cross Corte Madera Creek next to Highway 101, the second would extend the path along Old Redwood Highway in Larkspur.

The funds come from the 2004 voter-approved Regional Measure 2, which increased tolls on state bridges by $1 for transportation projects.

In 2016, a bike and pedestrian bridge over Sir Francis Drake Boulevard that is part of the North-South Greenway was opened. It too was funded by RM2 dollars. 

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