We have plenty to celebrate for Bike Month in May, and here’s one more thing to add: The Bay Bridge People Path will be open seven days a week with a brand new vista point to welcome you onto Yerba Buena Island.
For people enjoying the Bay Bridge People Path, the SF County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) is nearing completion of a new vista point at the landing on Yerba Buena Island. Here, you’ll be able to fill up on water, use a restroom, rest up and take in gorgeous views from this unique vantage point.
We were thrilled when the East Span path finally opened on weekends in October. Caltrans has completed demolition of the old span well ahead of schedule, allowing access to the path on weekdays beginning on Tuesday, May 2.
There will be additional information regarding the development on both Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island. Noting that these areas are both under heavy construction, we recommend only those who are confident and experienced at biking to continue onto local roads.
Now our sights turn to the West Span, where we look to extend the People Path all the way to downtown San Francisco. With an estimated 10,000 people biking here every day, the design team will reveal preferred concepts later this year, and we will need your help to get us there.
Being able to bike across the Bay would be the ultimate symbol of our region’s sustainable, environmentally-friendly values. The opening of this path is timely, as we celebrate how far we’ve come and how much we still have to go during the following week for Bike to Work Day on May 11.
Many thanks go to both Caltrans and SFCTA for their efforts getting us to this point. Our friends at Bike East Bay have also pushed to make this celebration possible, and we continue to work together on planning for a Bay Bridge People Path that spans the entire width of the Bay.