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SOUTHERN SHORELINE
Harbour Way, Marina Bay and Point Isabel

Southern Shoreline

Southern ShorelineThe planned Bay Trail route is largely completed and accessible on Richmond’s southern shoreline between Harbor Way South and the Albany border east of Central Avenue.   As shown on the map, this section of Bay Trail includes many scenic loop options as well as transportation short cuts throughout Marina Bay with linkages to Eastshore State Park and Point Isabel Regional Shoreline. However, there are several short gaps and areas where improvements are needed to improve Bay Trail access, safety and enjoyment. Richmond’s City Council adopted the South Richmond Transportation Connectivity Plan in mid-September 2015. Implementation of this excellent plan will greatly improve bicyclist and pedestrian safety where the Bay Trail is on city streets, rather than along the shoreline. For example, the plan calls for separating bicyclists from motor vehicle traffic on Harbour Way, Marina Way and Hoffman Blvd., as well as improving pedestrian and bicyclist safety at the broad intersection of Central Ave. and Rydin Rd. Before the ink was dry on this plan, the applicant for the Bay Walk Mixed-Use Project on a 10-acre site at the intersection of Marina Way South and Wright Ave. agreed to install bike lanes on its section of Marina Way, repave Wright Avenue with bike lanes between Marina Way and Harbour Way and make safety improvements at the intersection of Marina Way and Wright Ave. Also, the new Lumber Baron facility to be built at 1140 Harbour Way South will include a 14’ wide Bay Trail section along its frontage on Harbour Way.

Jay & Barbara Vincent Park
View from Jay & Barbara Vincent Park - Photo by Sean Co

Great Blue Heron - Photo by Allan JensenAnother deficiency is the lack of Bay Trail access points at the ends of S. 32nd and S. 46th Streets as called for in both the Bay Trail Plan and Richmond's General Plan.  Related to this, Richmond's General Plan calls for a loop trail inland of Stege Marsh between the South 51st Street trailhead and the Meeker Tidal Creek Trail connecting to Regatta Blvd behind Bio-Rad and Richmond Wholesale Meat Company buildings. Richmond’s General Plan also calls for a bridge over Meeker Tidal Creek to connect the Bay Trail with the end of South 32nd Street. TRAC anticipates that the Richmond Bay Campus of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will include Bay Trail access from the ends of S. 32nd and S. 46th Streets with a connecting trail inland of Stege Marsh.

Click Here to view slide shows of the Marina Bay Trail.

Marbled Godwits by Ellen Gailing and Watching a Kayak by Bruce Beyaert

Gathering Clouds
Sea of Dreams
Gathering Clouds
View of Brooks Island and Marina Bay
Sea of Dreams
Marina Bay Yacht Harbor
Paintings by Linda Schweitzer

Photo by Bruce Beyaert

See the Jan 31, 2008 San Francisco Chronicle article: Richmond Shoreline Parks: Trails and history

Southern Shoreline