The new bike/pedestrian bridge offers safe passage over East Bidwell. Courtesy photo

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Ride on: Folsom to unveil new bike/ped bridge

By November 3, 2010

The new bike/pedestrian bridge in Folsom offers safe passage over East Bidwell. Courtesy photo

Folsom city officials invite the public to the dedication ceremony and grand opening of the $2.12 million East Bidwell bike/pedestrian overcrossing.

The event will take place at the south end of the bridge approach at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, rain or shine. Local cycling enthusiasts will join Mayor Jeff Starsky, City Manager Kerry Miller, Parks & Recreation Director Robert Goss and Senior Trails Planner Jim Konopka to officially open the 475-foot-long, 12-foot-wide bridge.

The new bridge offers a safe crossing over busy East Bidwell Street and completes the final link of the Humbug Willow Creek Trail from the El Dorado County line to Folsom Boulevard.

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Discussion | 3 comments

  • Kathleen E.November 04, 2010 - 1:53 pm

    Although it is probably needed, the new bridge is a $2.12 million MONSTROSITY. Every time it comes into view as I'm driving, I wonder why it was done in such a horrible green. Apparently, esthetics were not a concern, as it is an eyesore that totally clashes with it's surroundings. I am so very glad that it is a good distance from the Palladio. What were those making these decisions thinking?

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  • bikefiendNovember 08, 2010 - 3:45 pm

    They were probably thinking how unsafe it is to have to cross busy East Bidwell on a bike with motorists like you who probably hate all cyclists. Enjoy your car and the greenhouse gases it spews.

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  • Kathleen E.November 08, 2010 - 5:07 pm

    It goes without saying that safety needs to be the first priority. The bridge is still an ugly color, and it didn't need to be. I used to be an avid cyclist myself, but am not able to ride anymore. It's really difficult to bring groceries home on a bike when a person has physical limitations. May I assume that all bicyclists do not own cars?

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