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SMART Train crosses Haystack Bridge in Petaluma.

Construction and Maintenance Updates



SMART and the City of Petaluma are excited to announce the Grand Opening of the bicycle and pedestrian pathway connecting east and west Petaluma from Payran Street to Southpoint Boulevard.

Come out to the pathway on Saturday, October 22 from 10 am - 12 pm to celebrate and help us break-in this new community pathway! A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place along the pathway and then the path will be officially opened, so plan to bring walking shoes or a bicycle to check out the pathway after the ceremony. The event site is located behind the Town and Country Shopping Center at 1000 North Petaluma Boulevard.

This a two-part celebration!

To complete the festivities, SMART is also celebrating the construction of a new segment of pathway that will connect Payran Street to Lakeville Boulevard. Construction of this new pathway segment is slated to be completed this fall.

We hope to see you there!  If you have any questions about this celebration event, please email SMART at or call 707-794-3330.

SMART Pathway Construction Project

SMART was selected to receive a $12.6 million grant to fund its bicycle and pedestrian pathway project in Petaluma, Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa. For more information on SMART Pathways, please click here.

SMART has completed the following segments:

  • Healdsburg: Front Street to Grant Street,
  • Santa Rosa: Sixth Street to Guerneville Road,
  • Rohnert Park/Cotati: East Avenue to Golf Course Drive.
  • Rohnert Park: Sonoma Mountain Village to the Cotati SMART Train Station,
  • Southwest Santa Rosa: Hearn Avenue to Bellevue Avenue, with pathway connections to Downtown Santa Rosa SMART Station.
  • Novato/Petaluma: SMART Novato San Marin Station to County Line,
  • Novato: Rush Creek Place to SMART Novato San Marin Station,
  • Novato: SMART Novato Hamilton Station to Hamilton Parkway,
  • Novato: Franklin pedestrian crossing (near Sutter Health) to Grant Street in downtown Novato (future Novato Downtown Station),
  • San Rafael: North San Pedro Road to SMART Marin Civic Center Station,
  • San Rafael: Merrydale Road to Mission Avenue.