Hancock Introduces Bill to Allow Toll Funds for Bay Bridge Bike Path (SF Streetsblog)

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State Senator Loni Hancock (D-Oakland) has introduced a bill in the Legislature that would allow the Bay Area Toll Authority to use toll revenue to help fund a bike path on the West Span of the Bay Bridge. Advocates on both sides of the Bay worked with Hancock on the legislation, according to Marc Caswell, the program manager for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.

We would like to thank State Senator Loni Hancock for introducing this bill, which will pave the way towards the construction of this critical pathway to allow bicycles and pedestrians to cross the bay and provide a safe refuge for motorists and maintenance personnel. We would also like to thank Mayor Tom Bates for his support of the legislative inquiry that made this bill possible. And finally all the bicycle advocates who wrote letters and came out to MTC meetings to support this project. We're one step closer to Bridging the Gap! Read more...