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Emeryville Wins Fight for Bike/Ped Bridge

May 11, 2013
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Emeryville Wins Fight for Bike/Ped Bridge

Text reprinted from Council Member Jennifer West’s blog: Yesterday (Thursday, May 9), the City of Emeryville had a real victory! We won our litigation against the State of California, which had denied our use of Redevelopment funds to pay for the South Bayfront¬†Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge and Horton Landing Park, after the dissolution of Redevelopment. It is a long and complicated story, but the short version for now is that the Department of Finance, which ¬†insisted on us turning over funds set aside for the Bike Ped bridge connecting Stanford and 53rd St. (east of the railroad tracks) with Bay St. (west of the tracks), lost, and the City of Emeryville, the residents of Emeryville, have won! This is a wonderful decision that came on a day of celebrating bikes and connectivity with Bike to Work Day, May 9, 2013. The Bridge had been planned over the past 10 years or so, and was ready to go to bid for construction 2 years ago when redevelopment was ended by the state. I hope that with this decision the city can move quickly on getting the project over the train tracks moving again. Having a better connection with Bay St. will be a

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