April 16, 2009


Weekends and Holidays in May 2009

BICYCLISTS RIDE FREE ON REGULARLY SCHEDULED

GOLDEN GATE LARKSPUR FERRY TRIPS

FREE RIDES DO NOT APPLY to SAUSALITO SERVICE, AT&T SERVICE, KaBOOM SERVICE (May 9) and BAY to BREAKERS SERVICE (May 17).

 

With the recent completion of the newly reconfigured Larkspur Ferry Terminal parking lot, to acknowledge the addition of new customer amenities for bicyclists added during the project, Golden Gate Larkspur Ferry is offering FREE ferry rides for bicyclists on weekends in May 2009, including Memorial Day. This special offer is available on: May 2 and 3; May 9 and 10; May 16 and 17; May 23, 24 and 25; and May 30 and 31.

Bicyclists can board at either the Golden Gate Larkspur Ferry Terminal or Golden Gate San Francisco Ferry Terminal on a first-come, first-serve basis as space is limited for bikes aboard the vessels. The vessels will accommodate up to 40 bicycles during this special promotion. If a ferry vessel reaches the bicycle capacity and/or cyclists wish to lock and leave their bikes at one of the two terminals, bicycle racks are available as noted below. Cyclists must bring their own bike locks.

    Larkspur Terminal: 72 bikes can be accommodated with 30 new U-shaped racks that can hold up to 60 bicycles (2/rack) located outside the paid passenger waiting area and one rack inside the paid passenger waiting area that can house 12 bicycles.


    San Francisco Ferry Terminal: 15 bikes can be accommodated with one rack that can hold 9 bikes inside the paid waiting area and 6 U-shaped racks outside of the paid waiting area that can house 1 bike each.


Along with the work necessary to add additional parking spaces, the existing bicycle path was restored to its original use (rather than being used for overflow parking as it had been) and the bike path was relocated at the Terminal entrance along the creek including the construction of a new bicycle bridge.

The $1.3 million construction contract also included installing new and restoring existing landscaping; modifying existing and constructing new lighting; installing in-roadway lighting systems to improve safety in two crosswalks; installing new benches at two viewing areas adjacent to bike/pedestrian path; installing speed bumps along the Terminal’s perimeter road; installing additional wayfinding signs and safety signs to improve access.

For more information, call 511 (or 711 TDD) and say “Golden Gate Transit” or visit www.goldengate.org.