The proposed U.S. Highway 101 Pedestrian Undercrossing would connect the bike path along Bair Island Road and the bike lanes on Main Street via a new undercrossing beneath the freeway and adjacent to Redwood Creek. The 14-foot wide path would maintain nine to ten feet of headroom and would involve landscaping improvements, site lighting, two retaining walls, and a scenic overlook.
Over the past decade, housing development in the bayfront areas east of U.S. Highway 101 have attracted many new residents to the City and have created an increased demand for improved pedestrian and bicycle connections in the area. Creating a physical link between the bayfront areas and downtown has been a long term planning goal of the City. Currently an existing, undeveloped and narrow foot trail crosses under the freeway at this location, and the project's improvements would provide an accessible pathway that better meets the City's connectivity objectives.