Re: I'm with CPRR- But, the crazy is very entertaining....
Author: FUD
Date: 11-30-2019 - 13:29

The lane on the Richmond Bridge was taken decades ago for a water pipe (emergency connection between EBMUD and Marin water during one of the droughts that emptied most of Marin's lakes). It wasn't done specifically for the bike lane. Not sure if the pipe is still there.

The bridge is barely wide enough for 3 driving lanes with no shoulders. Is that safe any more? When (not if) somebody has a problem there's no place for them to pull off. Much like the GG Bridge (which, btw, has tried to charge tolls for peds & bikes before, and will again; politics prevented it before).

If you want to add a deck outside of the structure for a bike/ped lane, bring money. $20m was just for cleaning up, striping, and providing a barrier. It's chump change compared to what real structural work would require. Check on the progress (?) being made on adding a bike lane to the W. span of the Bay Bridge for some ideas. At a first glance, I'd add at least one, possibly 2 zeroes to the price.

Replacing the entire bridge, with or without train tracks (I'd agree that a bridge replacement should include them) would probably make the Bay Bridge E. span look like a discount-store job - add at least 3 zeroes. Unfortunately for budgets, it'll probably be needed sooner than later due to sea level rise. The western part on the low-level concrete trestle spans already has problems due to waves and spray hitting the bridge during storms, and at some point the clearance of the high-level spans will shrink enough to limit the size of ships that can pass through.

Should we bring back the Richmond-San Rafael ferry?



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Marin paper questions bridge bike lane synonymouse 11-28-2019 - 13:23
  Re: Marin paper questions bridge bike lane Larkspur 2472 Visionary 11-28-2019 - 15:40
  Re: Marin paper questions bridge bike lane Cprr 11-28-2019 - 16:52
  Re: Marin paper questions bridge bike lane Dr Zarkoff 11-29-2019 - 16:34
  Re: Marin paper questions bridge bike lane A Railfan 11-28-2019 - 17:02
  Re: Marin paper questions bridge bike lane HUTCH 7.62 11-28-2019 - 19:02
  Re: Marin paper questions bridge bike lane George Andrews 11-29-2019 - 13:25
  Re: Marin paper questions bridge bike lane Commenter 11-29-2019 - 16:08
  Re: Marin paper questions bridge bike lane Bike Naziís Must Die! 11-29-2019 - 19:48
  Re: Marin paper questions bridge bike lane George Andrews 11-29-2019 - 20:06
  Re: Marin paper questions bridge bike lane theconductor 11-29-2019 - 20:52
  Re: Marin paper questions bridge bike lane ron 11-30-2019 - 09:31
  Re: Marin paper questions bridge bike lane Bike Naziís Must Die! 11-30-2019 - 13:54
  Re: Marin paper questions bridge bike lane Commenter 11-30-2019 - 11:34
  @ George Andrews Train #8 rider 11-30-2019 - 20:23
  Re: I'm with CPRR- But, the crazy is very entertaining.... BOB2 11-30-2019 - 10:12
  Re: I'm with CPRR- But, the crazy is very entertaining.... Mike 11-30-2019 - 10:28
  Re: I'm with CPRR- But, the crazy is very entertaining.... BOB2 11-30-2019 - 11:05
  Re: I'm with CPRR- But, the crazy is very entertaining.... synonymouse 11-30-2019 - 13:03
  Re: I'm with CPRR- But, the crazy is very entertaining.... FUD 11-30-2019 - 13:29
  Re: Edit - the pipe *is* gone FUD 11-30-2019 - 13:48
  Re: Edit - the pipe *is* gone dickster g 11-30-2019 - 14:00
  Re: Edit - the pipe *is* gone Dr Zarkoff 11-30-2019 - 20:39
  Re: I'm with CPRR- But, the crazy is very entertaining.... Dr Zarkoff 11-30-2019 - 11:42


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