San Francisco Bay Trail

San Francisco Bay Trail

News and Stories

BATA Leads Effort Creating New Public Park
Top Stories
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

A sparkling, new shoreline public park near the Bay Bridge in Oakland was dedicated Wednesday, the project brought to fruition with help from the Bay Area Toll Authority.

San Francisco Bay Trail Announces “Share Your 30” Contest
News Release
Thursday, June 13, 2019

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the San Francisco Bay Trail, the San Francisco Bay Trail Project is launching a “Share Your 30” contest to inspire Bay Area residents and visito

Now Showing in San Francisco: “Half-Light: A Study of the San Francisco Bay Trail”
Top Stories
Friday, March 8, 2019

It has been 30 years since the San Francisco Bay Trail began to take shape, and sponsors of the grand vision of a trail ringing the entire 500-mile perimeter of the San Francisco Bay  are celebrating that anniversary with a photo show.

Trail Blazing in Western Contra Costa County
Top Stories
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Residents, city and park district staff and officials, hikers, cyclists, and even dogs gathered in mid-September along the shores of San Pablo Bay in Western Contra Costa County to celebrate two ne

Celebrate Bay Day on the Bay Trail and Water Trail October 7
Top Stories
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Celebrate Bay Day at over 50 events around the bay on the San Francisco Bay Trail and the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail on Saturday, October 7. Bay Day connects Bay Area residents to the beautiful and unique ecological wonders of San Francisco Bay. 

Bay Trail Summit: Envisioning a Complete Bay Trail
Top Stories
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Bay Area planners, advocates and decision-makers gathered in late September to discuss a vision they all share for a completed Bay Trail.

Explore the Bay Trail With TV Personality Doug McConnell
Top Stories
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Now you can take along popular local TV host and outdoor enthusiast Doug McConnell when you're exploring the San Francisco Bay Trail.

Pass Through The Hub: Transportation Information Nexus!
Top Stories
Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Hub at @ 375 Beale is the Bay Area’s newest resource for transportation information and services.

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Bike Path Opens to Yerba Buena Island on Sunday
Top Stories
Friday, October 21, 2016

Caltrans has completed the final segment of the 4.5-mile San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (East Span) Bicycle/Pedestrian Path connecting the current bike path from Emeryville with the new endpoint on Yerba Buena Island, and will open it for use around noon on Sunday, October 23.

Third Eastbound Lane for Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Clears Key Hurdle
News Release
Thursday, August 25, 2016

The planned addition of a third eastbound lane to Interstate 580 across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge and other improvements along the nearly six-mile corridor reached a key milestone this month.


I-580 Improvement Project Map (Nov. 2019)
I-580_improvement_project_bridge_access_maps_20191107.pdf (1.22 MB)
I-580 Improvement Project Map (Nov. 2019)
I-580_improvement_project_20191104.pdf (3.83 MB)
I-580 Access Improvement Project Approval Document (Aug 2016)
I-580 Access Improvement Project Approval Document Aug 2016.pdf (26.91 MB)
I-580 Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Access Improvements Overview
I-580 Access Improvement Project Overview May 2015.pdf (1.96 MB)


The Bay Trail with Doug McConnell
Friday, April 27, 2018

The Bay Trail covers most of the Bay Area's 500-mile shoreline, and its wonders truly are amazing.

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Project
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Drivers and people on bicycles will see major improvements on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, according to a plan to expand the eastbound shoulder into a working traffic lane during evening rush ho

The 1-80 overpass allows bicycle and pedestrian access to the Marina.
Berkeley Bike Bridge
Photo Gallery
Thursday, October 24, 2013

It was an eventful afternoon at the Berkeley Marina, with crowds gathering in the characteristic wind to celebrate the grand opening of a new Bay Trail extension and unveil a plaque acknowledging t

Bay Trail Trekker Part 3
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Bay Trail Trekker's Finale: The Day in Photos
Mission Accomplished: Bay Trail Trekker Comes Full Circle
Photo Gallery
Monday, July 1, 2013

Friends, family and other well-wishers joined Bay Trail trekker Kurt Schwabe for his homecoming on Saturday, June 29, 2013.

Bay Trail Trekker Part 1
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Albany Bulb
Bay Trail Views by Bay Trail Trekker Kurt Schwabe
Photo Gallery
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

In June of 2013, outdoor enthusiast Kurt Schwabe embarked on a life-changing mission to trek the entire length of the San Francisco Bay Trail over the course of a month — walking one segment a day,