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Richmond Ferry Terminal Project


The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) is establishing a new ferry route between the existing San Francisco Ferry Terminal and a new ferry terminal on the Ford Peninsula in the City of Richmond. Passengers will embark/disembark at the San Francisco terminal and at a proposed terminal on the Ford Peninsula on the southern waterfront in the City of Richmond.

The proposed terminal site is approximately 1.5 miles south of the Richmond downtown core. The proposed Richmond ferry terminal will be at the southern point of Ford Peninsula, adjacent to the Ford Building along an existing wharf.

New Passenger Shelter, Parking and Public Access

The proposed terminal will include an enclosed passenger shelter on a fixed pier extending from the existing plaza. A gangway will lead from the passenger shelter to the to a new passenger float. The passenger float will accommodate one ferry vessel at a time for passenger loading and unloading. The new gangway and ramping system will be compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

Ferry passenger parking will be at an existing parking lot to the west of the Ford Building and Harbour Way South. The project includes expansion of the existing parking lot with additional parking lot entrances and improved circulation. The parking lot area and surroundings will be improved with new landscaping and trees.

Public access improvements include new sidewalks on the west side of Harbor Way South and pedestrian connections within the parking lot. A new trail will extend around the west side of the parking lot. The project also includes improvements to Sheridan Point Park and existing access path. A new kayak launch facility will be constructed in the Marina Bay Yacht Harbor.

WETA is also coordinating with the City of Richmond for installation of a public art project adjacent to the terminal facility.

To view a summary of the Project design, download Richmond Ferry Terminal Design Summary (11 pp PDF, 4.8 MB Download)

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