Tuesday, February 12, 2013
District 1 Newsletter
The new 6-foot wide sidewalk from Las Gallinas Avenue to Los Gamos Road on the south side of Lucas Valley Road has been completed. This 2,200 foot long sidewalk gap-closure project connects the residential areas of San Rafael and Marinwood to transit facilities along Highway 101, and provides access to the YMCA on Los Gamos Road.
This project was first identified by residents of San Rafael and Marinwood, who encouraged the County to apply for grant funds for construction of this important sidewalk segment. Thanks to the efforts by Supervisor Susan Adams. Federal and local funds were identified , the project was prioritized in the Department of Public Works work program, and the project was completed in a very short time when considering the usually lengthy Federal-Aid project process.A special thanks to Ray Lorber and Carolyn Lenert for their enthusiasm and leadership throughout this effort.
Principal Civil Engineer
Marin County Public Works
3501 Civic Center Dr., San Rafael, CA 94913
Ph: (415) 473-6552 Fax: (415) 473-3724
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Sidewalk safety project
In the Nov. 13 editorial, "Tragic reminder to drivers of need to be careful," the IJ urged Novato officials, and all leaders in Marin, to make our streets safer for our children, and for all pedestrians and bicyclists. As co-directors of the newly completed Safe Passage along Lucas Valley Road project, we applaud those efforts.
Without doubt, there have been many more incidents, some fatal, on this popular two-lane county road burdened with trucks, emergency vehicles, commuters, visitors, motorcyclists, athletes, cyclists and pedestrians.
Our project was launched in 2006, when we noticed school children walking dangerously close to speeding traffic on Lucas Valley Road. Over the past six years, we spent thousands of hours gathering community support, walking with officials along this route to point out the dangers, and with dozens of volunteers, clearing the brush back to enable pedestrians to walk off the pavement, rather than on the street.
The success of this project is proof that volunteer action works! We are so grateful to our dedicated community members and to San Rafael and county officials for stepping up to provide a safe sidewalk along Lucas Valley Road.
You are invited to join us for the ribbon cutting celebration on Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. at Las Gallinas Avenue and Lucas Valley Road. Our blog address: safepassagealonglucasvalleyroad.blogspot.com.
Carolyn Lenert and Ray Lorber,
Co-Directors, Safe Passage along Lucas Valley Road
Posted by Ray Lorber at 11:41 AM
Friday, November 16, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Workers are installing prototype of the the railing.
The concrete for the sidewalk has been poured
The concrete for the sidewalk has been poured
from Las Gallinas Avenue to Los Gamos Drive.
|View of sidewalk looking west from the 101 Lucas Valley Road entrance.|
|View of sidewalk looking east from the 101 Lucas Valley Road entrance.|
|Bicyclist racing to keep out of traffic|
Posted by Ray Lorber at 7:07 PM
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Woman Trapped for Four Hours After Car Accident on Lucas Valley Road
A 53-year-old San Rafael woman's vehicle drifted off the north edge of the roadway, hit two signposts and then careened down a 20 foot embankment early Thursday morning.A woman was transported to Marin General Hospital after she careened off Lucas Valley Road into an embankment where she was trapped for four hours early Thursday morning, according to California Highway Patrol spokesman Patrick Roth.
San Rafael resident Cassandre Jade, 53, was driving her 2007 Toyota westbound on Lucas Valley Road around 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 11. Jade’s vehicle drifted off the north edge of the roadway, hit two signposts and then careened down a 20 foot embankment, according to Roth.
“The vehicle came to rest in a shallow creek and was not visible from the roadway,” he said.
Jade, who was not wearing her seatbelt, sustained major injuries to her head and face, and broke her ankle. She was trapped in the vehicle for approximately four hours when a pedestrian walking along Lucas Valley Road spotted the Toyota in the creek.
The Marinwood Fire Department found Jade conscious but trapped in her vehicle. They extricated her and she was transported to Marin General Hospital.
The exact cause of the collision is still under investigation by the California Highway Patrol. Jade is suspected of falling asleep at the wheel.
“Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in this collision,” Roth said.
Posted by Ray Lorber at 8:15 PM
Monday, October 1, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
SnapshotNews from the desk of San Rafael City Manager Nancy Mackle
Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 9:10AM
Safe Passage Along Lucas Valley Road
A few years ago a group of citizens in north San Rafael formed a group called Safe Passage for Lucas Valley Road and worked tirelessly to get the installation of a sidewalk (where there was none) on the south side of Lucas Valley Road between Las Gallinas and Los Gamos Road. The City and County Public Works departments worked collaboratively to bring this project to life, with the County successfully securing funding through several sources. This will be a great improvement for pedestrian safety and is a wonderful example of our community volunteers in action!
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Monday morning, September 10, 2012 the construction of the sidewalk for Safe Passage along Lucas Valley Road begins with cutting back the shrubbery so that the construction crews will have access to the planned sidewalk location.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
|Mark MacMillan, Carolyn Lenert, Supervisor Susan Adams, Ray Lorber, Councilmember Damon Connolly and County Public Works Director Bob Beaumont|
|Ernest Klock, David Crowne and Mark MacMillan|
|Scott Schneider and Andy Peri|
|Ladd Sievenpiper and Nancy Boyce|
|Master of Ceremonies - Supervisor Susan Adams|
|Safe Passage along Lucas Valley Road|
|Councilmember Damon Connolly|
|David Crowne, Patrick Seidler, John Rojas, Marin County Supervisor Susan Adams,|
Ray Lorber, San Rafael Councilmember Damon Connolly and Preston McCoy
|Mark MacMillan and Carolyn Lenert with Night and Day|
Labels: Safe Passage, Safe Passage along Lucas Valley Road, Safe Passage along Lucas Valley Road Groundbreaking Celebration
Posted by Ray Lorber at 8:22 PM