Richmond / San Rafael Bridge: Bikes Yes

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Crazy, Confusing, Cal Trans Bicycle Signs at Point San Quentin - Anderson/Sir Frances Drake
Official Bike Route, i.e., unprotected shoulder along I-580, from Anderson Drive to Point San Quentin at point of entry for cars and bicycles is shown.   You must ride along the freeway to get home.  This is your route to bus stop at Point San Quentin.  A Golden Gate Transit bus line 40 or 42 is the current and only method for bicyclists, other than with private vehicles, to get across the Richmond / San Rafael Bridge on a bike.  This is the Cal Trans designated and marked route for those coming through southern Marin and central areas such as Fairfax, San Anselmo, Larkspur, Ross, Greenbrae, Bret Harte, and Kentfield to get to points East.  Those in the East Bay looking to visit points West such as the State and National Park areas such as Mount Tamalpais, Mount Wittenburg, Stinson Beach, Point Reyes, Fort Baker, Marin Headlands, and other attractions must also ride along this designated portion of the freeway to reach the Golden Gate Bus Stop to get over the RSR bridge on the return trip East.  Do you find this signage Crazy and Confusing?  Would certain drivers be upset to see bicyclists “entering” the freeway on this blind radius turn? ~ Craig Murray
Photo by David Hoffman of MarinBike.org
And on I-580 on the Richmond end of the Bridge . . .
I-580 fatal bicycle accident
Site of the Sept 24, 2006 accident which killed one young father and crippled another when a car drifted into the so-called bike lane.
See the full story on the Richmond Bicycle/Pedestrian Action Committee website >>
Photo by Craig Murray
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