BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN PATH
**CLOSURE NOTICE: Today throughout March 2018, during the weekdays of Monday through Friday, the bike path on the Bay Bridge may be closed. This is to ensure public safety during torch cutting and other old bay bridge demolition activities. 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. 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 had to dismantle a portion of the original bridge that sat in the way and then built the rest of the path. The full trail is expected to open in October 2016.
The path on the Bay Bridge will be open on weekends and holidays from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Caltrans and its contractors this month (September 2016) completed work on the Bay Bridge East Span bike/ped path. However, the path will not open to the traveling public for several weeks. This delay will help ensure travelers’ safety while City work crews wrap up construction activities on Yerba Buena Island roads. The bike/ped path is expected to open to the public in October 2016.
The path on the Bay Bridge Three access points provide a direct route to the bicycle and pedestrian path: One at Shellmound Street in Emeryville, just outside the IKEA store; another at the corner of Maritime Street and Burma Road in Oakland; and a third, which is an AC Transit 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. 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.
Long-term construction will be on-going for the next year in the vicinity of the Maritime St./Burma Rd. If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Architectural Dimensions at (510) 463-8300. These 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 adjacent to this new road.
NEW GATE INSTALLED
For public safety, crews have installed a gate at the current ends of the pathway (see Bay Bridge Trail map). This gate will be closed Monday - Friday and the occasional Saturday while demolition activities are in progress.
From October 1, 2016 to March 1, 2017, the pathway where the Shellmound St. and Burma Rd. trailheads converge and travel along the bridge will be open from 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM. The trail from Shellmound Street to Maritime Street will remain open 24/7.
Segments of the bike and pedestrian path are subject to periodic closures so crews can safely complete remaining construction activities. Please continue to check this site for the most up-to-date information.
PARKING & FACILITIES
Limited five-hour parking is available at a temporary Bay Bridge Parking Lot at 210 Burma Road, Oakland. Directions are as followed: from Maritime Road follow the bright orange signs that read “Bay Bridge Trail Parking Lot” for approximately ½ mile down the winding Burma Road. Make a right as directed and continue to follow the signage to enter the parking lot. The signs will then lead drivers to the new temporary Bay Bridge Trail Parking lot. 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.
The city of San Francisco plans for a parking lot on Treasure Island with a weekend bicycle shuttle to the YBI landing at the Bay Bridge (See map).
- 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 03/01/2017: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
03/01/2017 to 05/01/2017: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Path closed on Bay Bridge on weekdays.
Path open on Bay Bridge on weekends and holidays from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.