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Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
Decades of Struggle for Bicycle Access

The issue of bicycle access on the Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Bridge is back on the front burner. As part of their permit for the retrofit of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, Caltrans was required to do a study about the safety of bicycle access of freeways. This study, conducted by the Mineta Transportation Institute is going to be scheduled for a Bay Conservation and Development Commission public hearing this summer. The Marin County Bicycle Coalition and the East Bay Bicycle Coalition (EBBC) are calling for direct access now, and in 1997 the Marin County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution endorsing bicycle access. What follows is a timeline (courtesy of the EBBC) showing a struggle of nearly 50 years for bicycle access on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge: