The City of Beniciawww.ci.benicia.ca.us is pleased to announce the dedication of the Rose Drive Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge. The ceremony will be held at Rose Drive and Columbus Parkway, at the north end of the bridge. This 1.9 million dollar project built a separated pathway alongside Rose Drive including a bicycle/pedestrian bridge spanning over I-780.
The pathway links the residential neighborhood north of I-780 with the popular Benicia State Recreation Area, eliminates a gap in the Bay Area Ridge Trail and provides connectivity to the San Francisco Bay Trail. Prior to construction, bicyclists and pedestrians on this busy route merged with traffic on the Miller Road Bridge to cross I-780.
The project involved years of planning with significant input from the community. The City of Benicia, Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, Coastal Conservancy, California State Parks, CalTrans, and Solano Transportation Authority invite everyone to this special dedication.
The bridge will be dedicated in memory of Austin Howard Gibbon, a Benicia resident, avid cyclist and advocate of the project. Join Us Saturday, October 2 at 9am – we look forward to seeing you. For more information, contact Gina Eleccion at 707.746.4278 or firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ridgetrail.org, scc.ca.gov/internal-search/, www.stateparks.gov, www.dot.ca.gov, or www.sta.dst.ca.us.