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Bike East Bay has been advocating for bicycle and pedestrian access on the Richmond San Rafael bridge for decades. At our 2013 Biketopia celebration the head of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Steve Heminger, promised that we would get access on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

In recent months he has made good on that promise, along with supportive Commissioners like Amy Worth of Orinda. We have been part of discussions, along with our fellow advocates at the Marin County Bicycle Coalition, CalBike, Bay Trail and TRAC

With the path will come a new protected path on the north shoulder of the freeway providing safe access to Point Molate, as well as the bridge, from Richmond. Completion of this path along with the approach from Richmond is currently estimated for 2017. 

The Bay Bridge

The Bay Bridge is one of the most well known symbols of the East Bay. And now, you can bike on it. Named after Bike East Bay’s founder, Alexander Zuckermann, the Bay Bridge bike path is a beautiful ride. 

Since it’s been built, thousands of people have enjoyed walking and bicycling on the popular bike path extending from West Oakland. Bike East Bay is now working with Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and other major stakeholders to ensure timely completion of the bike path to Yerba Buena Island and onward to San Francisco, as well as building a connection from West Oakland residential neighborhoods to the new East Span bike path. 

Updates

Bay Bridge Pathway Update: July 2016

Bay Bridge Pathway Update: July 2016

You may have seen coverage from San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) showing an excitiing, snake-like, bike path connection to a West Span of the Bay Bridge Pathway option, shown here. Keep your excitement, but contain it if you will until this Fall, when the East Span pathway connection to...
Bay Bridge West Span Design Options Unveiled

Bay Bridge West Span Design Options Unveiled

Attendees at the Bay Bridge West Span Bike Path open house this past on January 20 sure were excited. At this meeting hosted by the Bay Area Toll Authority 60% of attendees said they would commute across the bridge and 100% would ride for recreation. We are happy to report plans are underway...
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Bike Path approved

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Bike Path approved

On February 11 the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) Oversight Committee unanimously approved a four year trial of a 10 foot bicycle pedestrian path on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. Bike East Bay, formerly the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, has been working for access on this bridge since 1977.  We...
Big News on the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge

Big News on the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge

Bike East Bay staff has been in discussion with staff at Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) about plans for a separated path for bicyclists and pedestrians on the Richmond San Rafael Bridge. Our proposal, along with our fellow advocates at CalBike, Marin County Bicycle Coalition,...
Contract Awarded to Study Lower Cost Designs for West Span Pathway

Contract Awarded to Study Lower Cost Designs for West Span Pathway

In November, we received good news that the next crucial step in developing a fundable plan for the West Span Pathway of the Bay Bridge has happened. The Bay Area Toll Authority (MTC) awarded a $10 million contract to design consultants ARUP of San Francisco to study several feasible options for...

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