Grand Bayway SR37 Public Access
A project to outline a set of next steps for public access alternatives across the San Pablo Baylands in coordination with State Route 37 planning, leading to a balanced, comprehensive, interconnected system of trails over time
This website introduces you to these next steps......
Strengthen the identity of the San Pablo Bay Region to encourage a better understanding of the Baylands as a major habitat, ecological and educational resource.
Provide new strategies for adaptation of the San Pablo Baylands in response to sea level rise to protect sensitive habitats and maintain critical biodiversity.
Create long-term and resilient opportunities to connect across the San Pablo Baylands with discrete inter-modal connections to adjacent communities.
EXPAND THE CONSTITUENCY
Provide more equitable access to the diverse communities of San Pablo Bay that could broaden the constituency for these Baylands.
PUBLIC ACCESS SCOPING REPORT
• Establishes baseline conditions of public lands, open space, water recreation, and trail facilities within the San Pablo Baylands between Highway 101 and I-80.
• Identifies opportunities and constraints for land and water-based trails and recreation between Highway 101 and I-80.
• Identify sensitive habitats by type and location and ways to protect them through careful siting and design of trails and public access.
• Provide Bay Trail alignment options detailed enough to inform the SR 37 environmental review process.
Development of the Grand Bay SR37 Public Access Scoping Report wil be done in close coordination the SR37 Environmental Review under joint direction from the 4-County Policy Committee, BCDC, SCC, Caltrans and MTC. Keep check with this website for various public outreach events and summaries from focused discussions with key stakeholders.
This map shows the extent of our study area and maps out all existing and planned restoration/public access projects in the North Bay.
Click + to find out more about each project
NAPA SONOMA MARSHES
San Pablo Bay
This effort has been made possible through a 2018 SB1 adaptation grant from our funders and agency sponsors, our working group members with local expertise, a committed multidisciplinary team and valuable community members in North Bay.
SF BAY CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
SF BAY TRAIL
SF WATER TRAIL
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT FOR FISH AND WILDLIFE
SONOMA COUNTY REGIONAL PARKS
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICES
SONOMA COUNTY BICYCLE COALITION
The team participated in Skaggs Island Bike Tour on June 5th 2019 to collect feedback on public access in the baylands. About 250-300 bikers, hikers from all age groups participated in the tour . Most of them live in surrounding communities but some bikers were came all the way from San Jose.