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Bay Bridge Pedestrian Project

Thursday, November 29, 2018

When the new Bay Bridge East Span opened in 2013, pedestrians and bicyclists fell in love with the 15-foot-wide shared-use pathway that stretched initially from Oakland to the iconic single tower and, since 2016, all the way to Yerba Buena Island.

BATA, Caltrans and a multidisciplinary team of engineers and consultants are currently studying whether we can eventually extend this path – enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors every year – around the island and across the West Span of the bridge into downtown San Francisco.

In addition to providing a continuous bike/pedestrian route from Oakland to San Francisco, the project also would improve access to the West Span for Caltrans maintenance crews, thereby reducing the need for lane closures on the historic bridge.

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