Just what is the San Francisco Bay Trail? Celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year, this plan was initially passed by the State Senate in 1989 to create a continuous biking, walking and recreation path circling the San Francisco and San Pablo Bays. Since then, 330 miles of the full 500 miles have been constructed, opening up access for everyone to enjoy and celebrate our waterfront from San Francisco to Marin, the East Bay, down the Peninsula and everywhere in between.
Yet there is still a crucial three block gap that remains at the Marina between Scott and Baker Streets due to existing vehicle access. We are encouraged that the SF Recreation & Park Department has proposed a preferred alternative that prioritizes biking and walking, which makes up 98% of the path usage. That said, we need your support today to ensure that the City moves forward with parking relocation that will preserve our access to the waterfront for years to come at a location that sees thousands of visitors every day and serves as the backyard to many Marina residents.
We are asking for letters of support to be sent to the following:
Here is the template to get you started:
To Mary Hobson:
Include your name, where you live and how often you visit the Marina Bay Trail.
Thank you for moving this project forward and proposing the best option that prioritizes safety and comfort of the thousands who visit here every single day. As you know, 98% of visitors are biking or walking. We want to make sure that everyone has access and beautiful views of our waterfront now and in the future. For these reasons, I strongly support a car-free path by relocating the parking to a convenient location for visitors and boat owners.
There will also be an additional open house for those of you who were unable to make the meeting last month. This is a great place to voice your support to City staff directly, view the designs and ask any questions you may have. Hope to see you there!
Marina Bay Trail Community Meeting
Tuesday, October 21 from 6-7:30PM
Moscone Recreation Center at 1800 Chestnut Street