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Larkspur's Doherty Drive Is Now Bike/Ped Friendly!

Posted: 2012-11-08

On November 2, 2012, the City of Larkspur Department of Public Works (DPW) Director, Hamid Shamsapour, officially cut the ribbon to reopen Doherty Drive to the public--one month ahead of schedule! This important two-lane arterial to the city’s center is adjacent to marine wetlands, serves two school districts, Piper Park, the Twin Cities Police Station, residential communities, and Historic Downtown Larkspur.

This is an amazing new facility, complete with a new roadway surface; new restriping/roadway configuration for improved cyclist and pedestrian safety; installation of Class II bicycle lanes on both sides of the roadway; installation of a 12’ wide pedestrian walkway along the south side of the roadway; and the addition of new street lighting to further improve safety. The project also significantly improves roadway drainage to minimize winter flooding.

The Doherty Drive Improvements project was funded by eight different sources, including three different federal grant funds (County Non-motorized Transportation Pilot Program, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, Surface Transportation Program), one state grant fund (Proposition 1B), Local Measures A and B, TAM Measure A, and the City of Larkspur’s Capital Improvement Program funds.

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