BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN PATH
**BICYCLE PATH HOURS: The Bay Bridge East Span bicycle/pedestrian path across the bridge is open weekends and holidays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The path will be closed weekdays to ensure public safety during torch cutting and other old Bay Bridge demolition activities. Hours will be extended in the spring and summer of 2017. Check Twitter (@BayBridgeInfo) for the latest information. ** (See Bridge Path Calendar)
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. While two-thirds of the Bay Bridge Trail opened to the public in September of 2013, allowing visitors to traverse just past the span's 525-foot signature tower, the final segment of the path opened on October 23, 2016, giving the public access to the entire 2.2-mile-path between Oakland and Yerba Buena Island.
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.
PATHWAY HOURS AND PERIODIC CLOSURES
From October 2016 to March 11, 2017, the pathway on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will be open on weekends and holidays from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. The trail from the Shellmound Street trailhead and past Caltrans’ Bridge Yard building to the path gate at the Oakland landing is open 24/7.
Segments of the bike and pedestrian path are subject to periodic closures so crews can safely complete remaining construction activities. There is a gate at the Oakland (see Bay Bridge Trail map) that will be closed Monday - Friday and the occasional Saturday while demolition activities are in progress. Please check this site or Twitter (@BayBridgeInfo) for the most up-to-date information.
Beginning March 12, 2017, the bridge path’s hours will be extended to 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
Three access points provide a direct route to the bicycle and pedestrian path: One at Shellmound Street in Emeryville, just outside the IKEA store; a second at the historic Bridge Yard building at 210 Burma Road in Oakland; and a third on Yerba Buena Island, where the bridge and path makes their landing.
Currently, there is no parking near the landing on Yerba Buena Island, however the San Francisco County Transportation Authority is providing a free shuttle on weekends and holidays for cyclists and pedestrians every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour from the landing on Yerba Buena Island to parking on Treasure Island (Shuttle Information).
In addition, there is also an AC Transit eastbound transbay bus stop at the Bay Bridge toll plaza. (NOTE: This stop provides eastbound service only -- there is no westbound service from this location). For information about getting to the trailheads by car, public transit, or bicycle, please visit 511.org.
PARKING & FACILITIES
Limited five-hour parking is available at a Bay Bridge Trail parking lot at Caltrans’ historic Bridge Yard building at 210 Burma Road, Oakland. Directions are as followed: from Maritime Road follow the orange construction signs that read “Bay Bridge Trail Parking Lot” for approximately ½ mile down the winding Burma Road. Make a right where directed and continue to follow the signage to enter the parking lot. The signs lead drivers to the new temporary Bay Bridge Trail Parking lot.
The city of San Francisco has a parking lot on Treasure Island with a weekend bicycle shuttle to the Yerba Buena Island landing of the Bay Bridge (Shuttle Information).
Trash cans and restrooms are available along 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.
Long-term construction is on-going in the vicinity of the Maritime St./Burma Rd. in Oakland, and on Yerba Buena Island.
On the Oakland side, the construction activities are part of the City of Oakland’s and the Port of Oakland’s redevelopment of the old Oakland Army Base. At the conclusion of these construction activities, a new Burma Rd will be constructed with permanent bicycle/pedestrian access to the Bay Bridge Trail. If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Architectural Dimensions at (510) 463-8300.
On Yerba Buena Island, cyclists and pedestrians should use caution, as there are no sidewalks or dedicated bike lanes from the landing to Treasure Island due to ongoing construction. Caltrans will continue construction on the slope at the end of the path on Yerba Buena Island with a tentative completion in summer 2017. Additional construction will follow by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority and Treasure Island Development Association for the next several years. Caltrans reminds motorists and cyclists to be mindful of each other and share the road.
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- 15-mph advisory speed limit
- Bicycle-mounted officers from the California Highway Patrol will monitor the path
- Skateboards, scooters and skates are not permitted
- Cyclists must yield to pedestrians
- Fishing is not permitted from the bridge
10/01/2016 to 03/11/2017: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
03/12/2017 to 05/25/2017: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
05/26/2017 to 09/04/2017: 6:00AM to 9:00 PM.
Path open on Bay Bridge on weekends and holidays.
Path closed on Bay Bridge on weekdays.