Previously, there was no safe, dedicated crossing of US 101 for pedestrians and cyclists between Third Avenue in San Mateo and Woodside Road in Redwood City.
The 2,460 feet- long Belmont Pedestrian/Bike Bridge over U.S. 101 at Ralston Avenue opened in November 2011. The total cost of the construction was $7.9 million, with $0.6 million coming from Measure A, and the remainder mostly from federal funds.
The new bridge provides a safe means for pedestrians and cyclists to cross over the freeway to the Bay Trail, Redwood Shores and the Belmont Sports Complex. The bridge enhances walking and biking connections to employment, shopping, recreational and residential areas, as well as to transit.
This project received the American Public Works Association’s Award for a Transportation Project Over $5 million.