As Larkspur-Corte Madera Patch reported last week, Larkspur was recently graded the worst in the entire Bay Area for its road conditions.
Tying with St. Helena with a score of 44 out of 100, Larkspur roads are notorious for potholes, cracks and unsafe walking and biking conditions.
Considering the high median income and general pool of wealth in the city, the state of the Larkspur's thoroughfares leaves many perplexed.
“The main issue, not surprisingly, is money,” said MTC Chair Adrienne Tissier.
As it turns out, the wealth of a given community has little to do with the quality of its roads in 2012 unless its local government has passed a tax or bond measure.
The Bay Citizen put together a great video (above) talking about this very issue. Press play to check it out.
Below you will find the breakdown of Bay Area cities and how their roads compare to Larkspur.Town/City Total Lane Miles PCI 2006 PCI 2011 Very Good (PCI= 80–89) Belvedere 24 81 85** Good (PCI=70–79) San Rafael 331 63 74 Novato 317 65 73 Corte Madera 71 73 71 Tiburon 67 64 70* Fair (PCI=60–69) Fairfax 55 69 68* Ross 22 64 69 Sausalito 52 69 63*** Mill Valley 117 64 62 At-Risk (PCI=50-59) San Anselmo 81 59 56 Marin County 846 48 52 Poor (PCI=25–49) Larkspur 64 51 44 Bay Area 42,659 64 66
* 3-year moving average score is an estimate based on inspections done in 2008.
** 3-year moving average score is an estimate based on inspections done in 2007.
*** 3-year moving average score is an estimate based on inspections done in 2006.