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North Bay's Highway 37 Is Going to Be a Serious Climate Threat

"How much longer can we have Highway 37 in the way that it is, without preparing for sea level rise?" wonders Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael. That future is coming at us fast, with rising sea levels, high tides and extreme weather events. At the current pace of global warming, in little more than 20 years, Highway 37 could be underwater.

There is a vision, and it's called the Grand Bayway.  The name " connotes movement" says Tom Leader, who heads TLS Landscape Architecture in Berkeley. He led one of the teams in the recent Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge and envisions the north end of the bay as an “ecological Central Park.”

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