Bridging the Bay

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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. Regional Measure 3 has funds for Bay Trail projects and could fund final design costs for the West Span 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 bikeway on the north shoulder of the freeway providing safe access from Castro Street to Point Molate, as well as on the bridge, from Richmond to Sir Francis Drake Blvd in Marin. Completion of this path along with the approach from Richmond is currently estimated for October 2019. Sign up for updates on the bike path, ferry service, and connecting bikeways.

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. 


10,000 Use Bay Bridge Bike Path in two days

10,000 Use Bay Bridge Bike Path in two days

A community came together Tuesday Sept 3, in celebration of a beautiful new bike path adorning the south side of the new Bay Bridge, and then over the course of its first week, tens of thousands of people made an afternoon of it to take in views of the old bridge, San Francisco Bay and the East Bay...
Bay Bridge Update: What's Next?

Bay Bridge Update: What's Next?

Gateway Park: there will be a public workshop in October to show the design for Gateway Park, a new public park at the touchdown of the new bridge in Oakland. Gateway Park will include shoreline access to the Bay, low-impact amenities such as seating areas, interpretive info, water fountains and...

Getting to the Bay Bridge

Bike Path Access You can get to the bike path from two entrance points, one at Shellmound in Emeryville, right at the entrance to the Ikea shopping center, and one from the corner of Maritime St and Burma Rd. These are both shown on the map below. It is about a 2 mile ride from the Shellmound...
Biking from the East Bay to SF

Biking from the East Bay to SF

When will the Bike Path get finished to Treasure Island? Good question! While the Oakland Span Pathway opened in 2013, it stops short of the island, due to a design that places the new bridge too close to the old bridge. As a result, the old bridge needs to be torn down before the bike path can be...


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