N E W S Advisory
Office of Richmond Mayor Tom Butt
Director of Community Engagement
Direct: (510) 620-6527
For Immediate Release
April 24, 2018
What: Over 50 local and regional leaders and advocates are expected to celebrate the completion of a critical improvement to bicycle and pedestrian connections between Richmond and El Cerrito. The gap closure between the Richmond Greenway and the Ohlone Greenway greatly advances the regional goals of creating safer routes for non-motorized travelers throughout the Bay Area. The project spans San Pablo Avenue by the BART track crossing to complete a major missing link in the Class I bicycle and pedestrian network.
The project, managed by the City of Richmond Engineering & Capital Improvement Projects Department, was funded in part by Safe Routes to Transit and Urban Greening for Sustainable Communities grants, and Richmond Environmental and Community Investment Agreement funds. It includes nearly 800 feet of new Class I trail, pedestrian lights, 475 feet of restored creek, a pedestrian bridge, and a signaled pedestrian crossing at San Pablo Avenue.
A light lunch will be provided.
Project Webpage: http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/3469/Greenway-Gap-Closure
RSVP and Official Event Page: Richmond-Ohlone-Greenway.Eventbrite.com
Who: Over 50 registered attendees, Richmond Mayor Tom Butt, El Cerrito Mayor Gabriel Quinto, Office of Supervisor John Gioia, Polly Escovido from the California Natural Resources Agency, Transform, Bike East Bay, Groundwork Richmond, and the general public.
When: Friday April 27, 2018
Start time: 11am, Baxter Creek Gateway Park (near Grocery Outlet at 12025 San Pablo Ave, Richmond)
11:05am: Opening remarks and inaugural crossing of San Pablo Ave with new signals
11:20am: Speakers – gather by the bridge on the west side of San Pablo Ave.
11:40am: Ribbon cutting and photo op
Where: Baxter Creek Gateway Park (near Grocery Outlet at 12025 San Pablo Ave, Richmond).