Project Headlands

Planning process


National Park Service public involvement efforts completed for this project to date:

NPS hosted three public scoping meetings:

1. San Francisco (March 26, 2002)
2. Marin City (April 10, 2002)
3. Oakland/East Bay (April 11, 2002)

March 2002: Scoping Summary prepared and mailed

November 2002: Two alternatives refinement public workshops

Consultation requested from United States Fish and Wildlife service and the California State Historic Preservation Office

Briefing to the interagency Parklands Transportation Task Force

Input solicited from Marin Parklands Technical Advisory Committee

2006 & 2007: Presented at the park’s quarterly open houses

June 2007: Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) released

June - August 2007 Public review of Draft EIS

March 2009: Final EIS (14MB)

August 2009: Record of Decision (ROD)


Alexander Avenue EA Information:

Alexander Avenue/Danes Drive Intersection Environmental Assessment (EA) / Intial Study (IS) Available for Public Review

In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Park Service (NPS) and the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (GGBHTD) have prepared an Environmental Assessment/Initial Study (EA/IS) for the Alexander Avenue/Danes Drive Intersection Improvement Project and are soliciting public comments on the EA/IS.

The purpose of the project is to correct existing deficiencies and substandard roadway conditions at the Alexander Avenue left-turn lane to Danes Drive. The project would also help to reduce offsite transportation impacts associated with intensified operation of Fort Baker by improving the Alexander Avenue/Danes Drive intersection functionality and enhancing multi-modal use opportunities along Alexander Avenue.  The project identifies actions within the project area that address a number of deficient multi-modal transportation conditions including: inadequate roadside shoulder width to handle shared bicycle, pedestrian, and automobile use; and skewed intersection geometry.

All of the action alternatives would result in the reconfiguration of the Alexander Avenue/Danes Drive intersection, lengthening of the left-turn lane along Alexander Avenue, and widening of the shoulders along both sides of Alexander Avenue within the project limits. The Agency Preferred Alternative is the 8-Foot Rockfall Catchment Alternative (Alternative D).

The other action alternatives, the 16-Foot Rockfall Catchment Alternative (Alternative B), and the 5-Foot Rockfall Catchment Alternative (Alternative C) vary from the Preferred Alternative in the extent of excavation required for the improvements to Alexander Avenue and the method for reducing rockfall hazards associated with the cut slope along the east-side of Alexander Avenue.

The public review period will begin on December 23, 2011 and end on January 27, 2012. The EA/IS is available for review and comment online at, and at San Francisco Libraries (Main, Marina, Anza, Presidio and Sunset Branches), and Belvedere-Tiburon, Corte Madera County, Marin City, Mill Valley and Sausalito Public Libraries. Comments can be submitted online (preferred) or mailed to:

Attn: Alexander Avenue/Danes Drive EA
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Fort Mason, Building 201
San Francisco, CA 94123 – 1307