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Take a Ride on Berkeley’s Gilman Street Bike/Walk Bridge Over 580

Author: Bike East Bay

Date: May 10, 2024

Photo from the deck of Berkeley's bike bridge of Gilman Street over 580
Photo of Berkeley bike bridge over 580 at Gilman Street

Many decades in the making, Berkeley’s bike/walk bridge at Gilman St over 580 finally opened to the public on May 11, 2024, connecting between a 2-way cycletrack on the east side and the beautiful Bay Trail to the west (between Fourth and Second Streets, shown below).

More work on the larger project to add a double roundabout and surface-level bike/walk path through the interchange will continue this year. An official grand opening ceremony and bike ride will be planned once this construction gets closer to completion.

But in the meantime, a lot of thanks goes to our partners with the Albany Strollers and Rollers and Walk Bike Berkeley who advocated to make the bridge path a reality, as well as the City of Berkeley and Caltrans staff and contractors who worked on the project.

Take a test ride via this video preview, then sign up for our Bridging the Bay campaign list to receive notifications on more bike bridge projects like this, throughout the East Bay.

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