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Six Possible Touchdowns for Bay Bridge Bike and Pedestrian Ramps

Essex Street, the Caltrain Paint Yard, Rincon Hill Dog Park, Pier W1 on the Embarcadero across from Pier 28, and other spots are among the 6 locations under consideration by the Bay Area Toll Authority for where a bicycle and pedestrian ramp could feasibly touch down from the western span of the Bay Bridge.

On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, representatives of the project presented the information to neighbors and potential users of a pedestrian and bicycle ramp on the western span of the Bay Bridge. They’ve already built out most of the ramp on the eastern span side of Yerba Buena Island, but would need around $300-$500 million of funding to continue the connection from the Island to the Rincon Hill neighorhood in San Francisco.

Here’s the project information page: http://mtc.ca.gov/our-work/plans-projects/bicycle-pedestrian-planning/bay-bridge-west-span-bike-path

Here’s the link to the slides shown at Wednesday’s meeting with the six possible locations identified and some ideas for what a few may look like – the Caltrain paint yard option looks like it’d make bicyclists very dizzy! http://mtc.ca.gov/sites/default/files/2016%200120_SFOBB%20West%20Span%20BPM%20Public%20Workshop%20Presentation-FINAL.pdf

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One Response to Six Possible Touchdowns for Bay Bridge Bike and Pedestrian Ramps

  1. It would be great to bike the bridge and connect TI to peninsular SF, but that kind of coinage could finance a bicycle utopia in much of the rest of the MTC bridge toll area.