The City of Richmond in partnership with Pogo Park, Local Government Commission, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, and Fehr and Peers, is leading the development of a plan for short and long term solutions to connect the east and west ends of the Richmond Greenway by addressing the “Gap” at 23rd Street.
The Greenway is currently divided by an active railway and arterial streets, requiring users to exit the trail and travel over a ½ mile out of direction on a circuitous route with complicated intersections, stairs and difficult crossings in order to continue their journey on the trail. This is the last remaining gap in the Greenway - a regional route connecting Marin County with the East Bay. In Richmond, the Greenway serves densely populated, marginalized neighborhoods across the core of the City.
The development of the plan is centered around an intensive outreach and community engagement effort, taking place from late 2021 until late 2022. The project will result in a detailed plan that includes next steps for the implementation of short and long-term solutions identified in the plan.