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The Alexander Zuckermann Bicycle & Pedestrian Path is open to Yerba Buena Island and over to Treasure Island. This milestone achievement for bike advocacy was achieved with support from thousands. However, our work is only half done. We are working with regional decisionmakers on a potential toll increase in 2018, to fund the West Soan Path.

Richmond San Rafael Bridge

In recent months, the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission Steve Heminger has made good on his promise, along with supportive Commissioners like Amy Worth of Orinda, to open the Richmond San Rafael Bridge for bicycling. We have been part of discussions, along with our fellow advocates at the Marin County Bicycle Coalition, CalBike, Bay Trail and Trails for Richmond Action Committee (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 2018. 

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 has worked with Caltrans, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority to ensure timely completion of the bike path to Yerba Buena Island and safety improvements on the island. We also are working with these agencies on designs for the Bay Bridge West Span Pathway, as well as building a connection from West Oakland residential neighborhoods to the new East Span bike path. 

Updates

Bay Bridge Path Closed Every Other Week this Fall

Bay Bridge Path Closed Every Other Week this Fall

Starting Sunday, August 27, 2017 and continuing through November 2017, the Bay Bridge People Path will be closed every other week for demolition activity on the old Bay Bridge. The closures will start on Sundays and continue through midday on the following Saturday. During the closures,...
Bridge Toll Increase Could Expand Regional Transit and Biking

Bridge Toll Increase Could Expand Regional Transit and Biking

With traffic grinding to a halt around the Bay Area, state lawmakers are weighing whether to increase bridge tolls to fund major transportation improvements. Regional Measure 3 (RM3) could raise up $4.2 billion for major transit and traffic relief projects over twenty years. The...
Bay Bridge East Span Path Open Everyday

Bay Bridge East Span Path Open Everyday

On May 2, Caltrans expanded the open hours for the Alexander Zuckermann Bike Path on the East Span of the Bay Bridge to everyday. Hours are 6:00am to 9:00pm until this Fall when weeknight closings will come earlier. Here is the full schedule. In a...
Complete the Bay Bridge People Path

Complete the Bay Bridge People Path

After decades of advocacy, the Bay Bridge People Path opened today for seven-days-a-week access to Yerba Buena Island. Now we need your help to complete the path all the way to San Francisco. Lawmakers in Sacramento are discussing whether to fund the West Span Pathway as we speak. You can...
Caltrans Listened: Bay Bridge Bike Path Will Open Weekdays

Caltrans Listened: Bay Bridge Bike Path Will Open Weekdays

Bike East Bay counts on your support to win big victories for peole who bike. Join as a member or renew today to extend the Bay Bridge bike path all the way to San Francisco. ...

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