Letters from the Executive Director

Spring 2021

Friends and Colleagues!
The Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) 101 to 580 connector ramp planning process is currently underway and generating considerable controversy. At first glance this project wouldn’t seem to be related to Resilient Shore’s focus on sea level rise and flood risk reduction for San Rafael.  First impressions are incorrect.  The project brings to light long standing social equity, mobility and safety issues.
In the image above, we see that there are seven alternative potential ramp alignments through San Rafael. Alternatives 1A, 1B, 2, 3A, 3B, 4 and 5 were initially proposed by TAM’s engineers. New Alternatives (in blue highlighting) were recently added by TAM in response to stakeholder comments. All of the alternatives are currently on the table, however, none of them adequately address local and regional needs.