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Benicia-Martinez Bridge | Bike Path

  • Benicia-Martinez Bridge - Bicycle and Pedestrian Access
    The maps below show bike routes leading to the Benicia-Martinez Bike/Ped Path on both sides of the bridge. There are various other bikes routes in the area, not all of them are depicted on the maps:
    Benicia_approach_to_bmb pdf
    Martinez_approach_to_bmb pdf
On a warm and sunny Saturday morning, August 29, 2009, Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority opened the long-awaited Bicycle and Pedestrian Path on the southbound Benicia-Martinez Bridge. The new pathway is the final touch to the two-year rehabilitation and reconfiguration project.

The festivities got underway with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the Martinez end of the bridge. More than one hundred people attended.

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After a few short speeches, the first ribbon was cut by (left to right) East Bay Parks and Recreation District Director Ted Radke, Caltrans District 4 Director Bijan Sartipi, Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder, Benicia Mayor Elizabeth Patterson, and Martinez Councilman Mark Ross.

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And then it was off to the Benicia side for the main ceremony.

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The main ceremony was held at the Vista Point Overlook on the northern end. A crowd of about 300 was on hand.

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Caltrans District Director Bijan Sartipi addresses the audience.

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When the speeches finished, it was time for the ribbon-cutting.

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The festivities over, people made their way back onto their new pathway.

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