Benicia- Martinez bridge just became bicycle and pedestrian friendly

saturday morning saw the opening of the bicycle and pedestrian path on the benicia-martinez bridge. the 3596 meter long path is located on the south bound span of the bridge, but bicycle and pedestrian traffic can use the 4 meter wide path to travel in either direction.
this 24-hour bike path is a part of the san francisco bay trail and the bay area ridge trail, both of which are awesome. this is the fifth bay area bridge to offer bicycle and pedestrian access, the others being the antioch, the carquinez, the dumbarton and the golden gate.
For the first time since ferry service ended between Martinez and Benicia in 1930 you can travel between the two cities without a car; you can also now do a loop around the Carquinez Strait using the Al Zampa Crockett-Vallejo Hwy 80 bridge.

so what are you waiting for? get on your bicycle and go!

oh, and you can also give google a suggestion as to what they should add to their google maps feature, including them adding bicycle trail information.

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