Dharma Cloud Foundation
PO Box 1066
Tel: 707 937-3001
Mendocino, CA 95460
Fax: 707 937-3192
45 Fremont Avenue, Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94105-2219
that the Commission staff do the following:
Request Caltrans supply to the Commission the analysis that
supports their statement that the Wyoming Railings as approved by the FHWA
fall in the “Not Recommended” range of the LFRD Standards.
Request the Wyoming Highway Department to supply the Commission
with there review of the conformance of the Wyoming Railing with LFRD
Request Caltrans to provide the Commission with a physical example
of a two-rail system of the type described in my letter to Steven Scholl
dated April 6, 2000. This is a railing system appropriate for use on
bridges with pedestrian sidewalks. The inner rail consists of a Wyoming
Rail, the outer rail of a light-duty pedestrian rail. .
Request Caltrans to provide the Commission with designs of a
combination pedestrian and bicycle rail based on a Wyoming Rail modified
using the approach used by the Golden Gate Bridge. It has designed a new
railing for the inner edge of the sidewalk to protect bicyclists from
falling into traffic. This railing meets all California and federal
standards for pedestrians and bicyclists. Yet, this railing is almost
completely visually transparent. The design achieves this by using thin,
horizontal metal cables as barriers, rather than thick, closely spaced,
Fulfill the request that I made in my letter to Mr. Scholl on April
6 for Caltrans tort liability information.
Request Caltrans to provide the Commission with an updated schedule
for construction of the Noyo Bridge.
Place me on the appropriate list to be notified as early as
possible of any permit applications by Caltrans for bridge construction or
request the Commission to write to Caltrans asking them to use one of the
newly approved, metal scenic railings on the Noyo Bridge if the
construction time schedule permits this to be done without undue delay in
construction of the bridge.
you for you assistance.