Let's Fix Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Traffic
Morning Eastbound Commuters
People of Color
Make less than the median income
Increased air pollution in Richmond neighborhoods from stalled traffic
Without improvements, expected delay on the bridge, per driver, per day by 2024
Proposed changes will ease congestion, reduce pollution and preserve bike access
Richmond and Marin Community Leaders Call for Transportation Justice
Richmond neighborhoods are being exposed to unhealthy tailpipe emissions from morning commute traffic. Community leaders say making simple changes on the bridge, including moving a bike lane and opening a third westbound lane, can help clear the air and the highway. Read their letter to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission>>
More Traffic Equals More Pollution
Every weekday, thousands of cars and trucks traveling westbound on Highway 580 are forced to squeeze into two lanes of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. The resulting backup lasts hours, spews unhealthy tailpipe emissions into nearby Richmond neighborhoods, and adds to congestion on local streets and roads.
A third lane will help workers
Simple, Equitable, Common Sense Solutions
For about the same amount that was spent just a few years ago on improvements to ease westbound congestion in Marin, we can provide major traffic relief for drivers from Richmond and other East Bay cities, including:
Removing the toll booths and adding electronic tolling
Widening the Marin exit from the bridge
Relocating the Francisco Blvd. on-ramp and widening I-580
Improving the Sir Francis Drake exit
Moving bike lane to lower deck in the morning by adding a moveable "zipper lane." Switch bike lane to upper deck in the afternoon.
My community is being impacted!
Pollution is affecting our health!
Who We Are
The Common Sense Transportation Coalition is comprised of community, business and other regional partners working to advance solutions focused on creating an equitable, efficient and effective Bay Area transportation system that serves the needs of all residents.