2022 California Transportation Foundation Project of the Year Award
Lighting Design Improves Safety and Accessibility for Non-Motorized Users
Bennett Engineering Services is pleased to announce the selection of the Transportation Authority of Marin’s North South Greenway Gap Closure project as a California Transportation Foundation (CTF) “Project of the Year” in the Active Transportation category.
The North-South Greenway Gap Closure Project is part of a regional effort to create a more extensive non-motorized transportation network in Marin County. It closes a key pedestrian and cyclist gap between the Central Marin Ferry Connector and the existing multi-use paths at the intersection of Old Redwood Highway and Wornum Drive.
The Northern Segment of the North-South Greenway Gap Closure Project replaces the existing 4-foot-wide sidewalk along the US 101 northbound off-ramp with a wider multi-use pathway and improves pedestrian and bicycle access along a section of Old Redwood Highway to enhance safety and accessibility of the North-South Greenway. The north end of the project is located on the north side of Corte Madera Creek, at the touchdown of the Central Marin Ferry Connector Bridge.
With this project, BEN|EN helped to improve safety and accessibility for all types of non-motorized users; improved connectivity by providing efficient linkage and wayfinding to the Bay Trail, CMFC, Larkspur SMART Station, Larkspur Ferry Terminal, bus transit, and surrounding businesses; provided protected areas for people to enjoy the Bay and the surrounding natural resources; attracts and is able to accommodate more pedestrian and bicycle users; and minimizes impacts to existing parking by encouraging alternatives to driving to the Larkspur Ferry Terminal and other local destinations.