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Public Input Needed for Bay Trail SFO Gap Study

Laszlo Green

The Bay Trail SFO Gap Study will identify potential Bay Trail alignments to close a three-mile Bay Trail gap around San Francisco International Airport and project planners want to hear from the public.

The Bay Trail SFO Gap Study is now conducting its first phase of public engagement. An online survey and map ask the community about key destinations they want to access in the study area, route preferences, and general information about future users of the trail. The survey closes September 30, 2023.

Take the survey: 

About the Project

There is a three-mile gap around San Francisco International Airport and an opportunity for a new Bay Trail segment through Millbrae and San Bruno connecting to existing Bay Trail segments.

The Bay Trail SFO Gap Study will document existing conditions and identify potential new Bay Trail segments near SFO. The study will also recommend a design for a future segment of the Bay Trail to close the gap in this area.

Many factors will be used to evaluate the proposed Bay Trail connections,  including: length and cost, connectivity to destinations, constructability, environmental impacts and equity considerations.

Regardless of the option selected, the preferred alignment must work towards the overarching goals of the Bay Trail:

  • Foster active transportation;
  • Promote healthy communities;
  • Facilitate environmental stewardship and education; and
  • Increase equitable public shoreline access for all Bay Area residents and visitors.

This project is funded by a $160,000 donation from the John and Gwen Smart Foundation.

For more information, please visit the project web page.

About the Bay Trail: The vision for the San Francisco Bay Trail is a continuous, 500-mile trail around San Francisco and San Pablo Bays that serves 47 cities in all nine Bay Area counties. Learn more about the Bay Trail.

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