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......

ABOUT
 

PREVIOUS WORK

IDENTITY

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.

ADAPTING GROUND

Provide new strategies for adaptation of the San Pablo Baylands in response to sea level rise to protect sensitive habitats and maintain critical biodiversity.

MOBILITY

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

GOALS

• 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.

PROJECT ENGAGEMENT

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.

 
STUDY AREA

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 river

NAPA SONOMA MARSHES

SOLANO

NAPA

SONOMA

MARIN

SONOMA

sonoma creek

MARE ISLAND

TOLAY REGIONAL

PARK

petaluma river

VALLEJO

AMERICAN

CANYON

PETALUMA

San Pablo Bay

NOVATO

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City of Sonoma 2020 

Circulation and Transit

 
COLLABORATORS

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.

SB1 PROJECT
MANAGEMENT TEAM
SPONSOR
TEAM
MTC

SPONSOR

 

SB1

ADAPTATION GRANT

TRANSPORTATION

BAY AREA
REGIONAL COLLABORATIVE

SB1

PMT

TEAM

LANDSCAPE

RESILIENCY DESIGN

TEAM

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

CALTRANS

SPONSOR

 

SB1

ADAPTATION GRANT

TRANSPORTATION

MTC
ABAG

SB1

PMT

TEAM

LANDSCAPE

TEAM

 PLANNING

CALTRANS

SB1

PMT

TEAM

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARENESS

TEAM

 

ECOLOGY

RESILIENCE

SF BAY CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

SB1

PMT

STATE COASTAL
CONSERVANCY

SB1

PMT

LOCAL WORKING GROUP
MAUREEN GAFFNEY

SF BAY TRAIL 

JESSICA DAVENPORT

COASTAL

CONSERVANCY

JULIAN MEISLER

SONOMA

LAND TRUST

BEN
BOTKIN

SF WATER TRAIL

BJORN GRIEPENBURG

MARIN COUNTY

BICYCLE COALITION

BARBARA
SALZMAN

MARIN AUDUBON

SOCIETY

KAREN
TAYLOR

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT FOR FISH AND WILDLIFE

KEN
TAM

SONOMA COUNTY REGIONAL PARKS

DON
BRUBAKER

U.S.

FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICES

PATRICK
BAND

NAPA COUNTY

BICYCLE COALITION

ERIS
WEAVER

SONOMA COUNTY BICYCLE COALITION

RENEE
SPENST

DUCKS

UNLIMITED

KATHLEEN
BIESTEL

COMMUNITY MEMBER

KAREN SIMS

COMMUNITY MEMBER

JEREMY
LOWE

SFEI

 

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.

Skaggs Island Bike Tour