Transportation

The Richmond post office at 1025 Nevin Ave. The USPS posted a notice of intent to sell the historic building on January 25. Photo by Andrew Beale.

Richmond community members oppose post office sale

The United States Postal Service says the post office at 1025 Nevin Avenue in downtown Richmond is in “excess and no longer necessary.” Kimberley Savoy-Jackson, wearing a leg brace as she walks up the post...
Heron water taxi, transports 40 passengers at one time from Richmond to San Francisco back and forth. Photo by Nebiat Assefa Melles

Water taxi from Richmond to San Francisco launches today

Tideline Marine Group launched a new Richmond-to-San Francisco water taxi today. The commuter service will run Mondays through Fridays on three vessels that will transport passengers between Marina Bay and San Francisco’s Pier 1.5.
Development on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge is slated to begin this fall. Photo by Leah Bartos.

New bike lane to be built on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) recently took a step toward changing many Richmond commuters’ lives, whether their mode of transportation runs on four wheels or two.
Richmond Greenway Trail. Photo by Isara Krieger

National Park Service asks for input in designing the Richmond Wellness Trail

National Park Service (NPS) agents in the East Bay have been working with administrators from the city of Richmond and other community partners since last year to create a wellness trail for Richmond as part...
In eight to ten years, bikers will be able to ride from San Francisco to Oakland across the Bay Bridge in about 45 minutes. (Photo by Sam-Omar Hall)

Bay Bridge bike path on track—to be finished in 2025

Plans to build a bike/pedestrian path on the west span of the Bay Bridge—connecting San Francisco, Treasure Island and Oakland—are moving full-speed ahead.
Pogo Park crew and volunteer residents posed for group photo before ending the last hour of the Living Preview. (Photo by Candese Charles)

Transportation Commission approves grant to better Iron Triangle

The California Transportation Commission approved a $6 million grant for a plan to improve Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood. Known as the Iron Triangle Yellow Brick Road Walkable Neighborhoods Plan, the project aims to improve streets notorious for...
The Richmond Senior Center has been closed for remodeling since May 15. The delay of its reopening was caused by code compliance hitches with the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Photo by Angelica Casas)

Growing old in Richmond: senior services help only some

Senior citizens aged 80 or older are the fastest growing population segment in Contra Costa County. The aging trend raises new concerns about the adequacy of local resources to serve seniors—and the vital role of...