Bay Bridge Trail

The Bay Bridge Trail is a part of the San Francisco Bay Trail. The length of the path on the East Span of the Bay Bridge is 2.2 miles from Oakland to Yerba Buena Island. To ensure user safety, the 15.5-foot-wide path has one lane in each direction for bicyclists and an outside lane designated for pedestrians.

IMPORTANT UPDATE Regarding Bicycle/Pedestrian Access through at least mid-January 2022

Due to unforeseen construction conditions encountered during construction of the new bicycle path on Yerba Buena Island as part of the Southgate Road Realignment Project, as well as unresolved design challenges related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, there will be no bicycle or pedestrian access between Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island until mid-January 2022 at the earliest. This means no access on weekdays, weekends, and holidays through at least mid-January 2022. This closure does NOT impact the use of the Bicycle/Pedestrian Path between Oakland and Yerba Buena Island. 

The Southgate Road Realignment Project will realign Southgate Road, the critical local connection between the I-80 westbound and eastbound on- and off-ramps, and reconstruct/reopen the I-80 eastbound off-ramp to Yerba Buena Island. This construction project is part of a larger effort to replace and retrofit key roads and on- and off-ramps that connect the Bay Bridge and Yerba Buena Island. 

All bicycle and pedestrian access between Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island is suspended from July 6, 2021 through mid-January 2022. The Vista Point facilities are completely closed for use from September 7, 2021, through mid-January 2022. For more information, click here. 

Bay Bridge Trail Maps

Bay Bridge Bike Path Closure 7/6/2021-10/3/2021

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Getting to the Trailheads

A segment of the Bay Bridge Trail is now open to the public. Bicyclists and pedestrians can access the new bridge via connections that provide a direct route to the bridge trail.

Access Points

  • Shellmound Street Trailhead

    Shellmound Street Trailhead

    Access From

    MacArthur BART Station

    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.

  • Burma Road Trailhead

    Burma Road Trailhead

    Access From

    19th Street BART Station

    Bike

    Ride north on Broadway and west on West Grand Avenue to Maritime Street. Turn left on Maritime and ride to Burma Road. The trailhead is at 210 Burma Road, approximately half a mile west of 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 at 210 Burma Road, approximately half a mile west of the intersection of Maritime Street and Burma Road.

    Parking

     Limited five-hour parking is available from dawn until dusk at the Bay Bridge Trail parking lot at the Bridge Yard building at 210 Burma Road, approximately half a mile west of the intersection of Maritime Street and Burma Road.

  • Eastbound Bay Bridge Toll Plaza, AC Transit Bus Stop

    Eastbound Bay Bridge Toll Plaza, AC Transit Bus Stop

    Note: No westbound access

    Access From

    Downtown San Francisco

    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 Salesforce Transit Center and off-board at the Toll Plaza stop on the Bay Bridge.

    For more information on the Bay Bridge Trail, visit baybridgeinfo.org.

Bay Bridge Trail Shuttle

The Bay Bridge Trail Shuttle running between the Bay Bridge Trail Vista Point on Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island has been temporarily discontinued. For more information, click here.

Bay Bridge Trail Safety

  • 15-mph advisory speed limit
  • Bicycle-mounted officers from the California Highway Patrol will monitor the trail
  • Skateboards, scooters and skates are not permitted
  • Cyclists must yield to pedestrians
  • Fishing is not permitted from the bridge

Bay Bridge Trail Hours

The daily hours of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Path on East Span on the Bay Bridge are from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

The Bay Bridge Trail is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the trailhead on Shellmound Street in Emeryville to the Caltrans Bridge Yard building at 210 Burma Road, Oakland.

Restricted Bicycle/Pedestrian Access to Treasure Island

Due to unforeseen construction conditions encountered during construction of the new bicycle path on Yerba Buena Island as part of the Southgate Road Realignment Project, as well as unresolved design challenges related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, there will be no bicycle or pedestrian access between Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island until mid-January 2022 at the earliest. This means no access on weekdays, weekends, and holidays through at least mid-January 2022. During weekdays, weekends and holidays there will be no bicycle access between Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island along Macalla Road. Since there are no pedestrian facilities along Macalla Road, there will be no pedestrian access along Macalla Road between Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island at any time.

Access to Vista Point on Yerba Buena Island

Through at least mid-January 2022, the Vista Point recreational center at Yerba Buena Island will be closed due to construction as part of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority’s (SFCTA) Southgate Road Realignment Project. The closure will begin just beyond the end of the Bicycle/Pedestrian “Landing” from the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge (Bay Bridge) on Yerba Buena Island (YBI).

This closure does NOT impact the use of the Bicycle/Pedestrian Path between Oakland and Yerba Buena Island. 

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