BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN PATH
For the first time in history, pedestrians and cyclists have the chance to travel across the new East Span of the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge.
Two-thirds of the Bay Bridge Trail opened to the public on September 3, 2013, allowing visitors to traverse just past the span's 525-foot signature tower. Before the pathway can be extended the 2.2 miles between Oakland and Yerba Buena Island, contractors must dismantle a portion of the original bridge that sits in the way.
Two access points provide a direct route to the bicycle and pedestrian path: One at Shellmound Street in Emeryville, just outside the IKEA store, and another at the corner of Maritime Street and Burma Road in Oakland.
To ensure user safety, the 15.5-foot-wide path has one lane in each direction for bicyclists and an outside lane designated for walkers. The bike and pedestrian path is named after the late East Bay Bicycle Coalition founder and Bay Bridge Trail advocate, Alex Zuckermann. A plaque bearing his name is located on the trail.
New Fall/Winter hours: From Nov. 1, 2013 until March 1, 2014, the pathway where the Shellmound St. and Burma Rd. trailheads converge and travel along the bridge (see Bay Bridge Trail map) will be open from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The California Highway Patrol will begin clearing this section of the path at 4 p.m.
The trail from Shellmound St. to Maritime St. will remain open 24/7. All hours are contingent upon construction activities and are subject to change.
Segments of the bike and pedestrian path are subject to periodic closures so crews can safely complete remaining construction activities. Please contine to check this site for the most up-to-date information.
PARKING & FACILITIES
Limited three-hour parking will be available from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the north side of Burma Road, near the intersection of Burma Rd. and Maritime St.
Trash cans and restrooms are available on the trail prior to reaching the bridge. There is no drinking water available at this time. Please plan accordingly by ensuring that you are adequately prepared.