Bay Bridge Bicycle/Pedestrian Path
BAY BRIDGE TRAIL REOPENED SATURDAY, MARCH 29
The Bay Bridge Trail reopened at 6:00am, Saturday, March 29, 48 hours ahead of schedule. A short closure of the entire path was needed in order to put the new permanent Oakland segment of the bicycle and pedestrian path in service and to remove the temporary connector that has been in use since September.
During the closure, crews installed a gate 1/4-mile east of the current end of the pathway (see Bay Bridge Trail map). This gate will be closed Monday - Saturday for public safety while demolition activities are in progress.
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General Information: A segment of the Bay Bridge Bicycle/Pedestrian Path is open to the public. Bicyclists and pedestrians can access the new bridge via connections that provide a direct route to the bridge pathway. The access routes take cyclists from Shellmound Street in Emeryville along a location that parallels Burma Road onto the new span, and from West Oakland along Grand Avenue.
New Hours Starting March 15: The pathway where the Shellmound St. and Burma Rd. trailheads converge and travel along the bridge (see Bay Bridge Trail map) will be open from:
- 3/15/14 through 5/25/14: 6 am to 8 pm
- 5/26/14 (Memorial Day) through 9/1/14 (Labor Day): 6 am to 9 pm
- 9/2/14 through 9/30/14: 6 am to 8 pm
- 10/1/14 through mid March 2015: 7 am to 6 pm
-Shellmound St. in Emeryville
-Burma Road/Maritime Street in Oakland
-Eastbound Bay Bridge Toll Plaza, AC Transit Bus Stop
From the MacArthur BART station to the Shellmound Street trailhead:
Bike: Ride west on 40th Street, which turns into Shellmound Street. The trailhead is across the street from IKEA.
Transit: Take the Emery-Go-Round Powell shuttle or the AC Transit Line 26 and off-board at IKEA. The trailhead is across the street from IKEA.
Use the 511 Transit Trip Planner and plan a trip to the Shellmound St. Trailhead. Note: The trip planner will pre-populate the trailhead as your destination.
From the 19th St BART station to the Burma Road trailhead:
Bike: Ride north on Broadway and west on West Grand Avenue to Maritime Street. The trailhead is one block south at the intersection of Maritime Street and Burma Road.
Transit: Take the AC Transit Transbay NL bus and off-board at Maritime Street. The trailhead is one block south at the intersection of Maritime Street and Burma Road.
Use the 511 Transit Trip Planner and plan a trip to the Burma Rd./Maritime St. Trailhead. Note: The trip planner will pre-populate the trailhead as your destination.
From Downtown San Francisco to the Bay Bridge Toll Plaza AC Transit Bus Stop:
Bike: AC Transit can accommodate two bikes at a time with bike racks on the front of its buses.
Transit: Take the AC Transit Transbay NL or O bus from the Transbay Temporary Terminal and off-board at the Toll Plaza stop on the Bay Bridge.
Parking: Parking hours have changed slightly. Limited five-hour parking will be available from dawn until dusk on the north side of Burma Rd., at the intersection of Burma Rd. and Maritime St.
Safety Information: To ensure pedestrian safety, there is one lane in each direction for bicycles and an outside lane designated for walkers. Cyclists must yield to pedestrians. In addition, bicycle-mounted officers from the California Highway Patrol will patrol the path.
Cyclists, please use caution as the trail has grade changes and curves. NOTE: There is a 15mph speed limit that will be enforced by the California Highway Patrol.