Aug 26 2013

Bay Bridge Bike and Pedestrian Lane Will Open

After the new east span of the Bay Bridge opens to vehicular traffic on Tuesday, September 3 at 5:00 a.m., the adjacent bike and pedestrian path will open at noon.  The 15 1/2 foot wide lane provides separate areas for pedestrians and bicyclists.   The bicycle speed limit will be 15 miles per hour with bicycle mounted Highway Patrol officers patrolling the bike/pedestrian lane.

Access to and from Yerba Buena Island is not expected to be ready until demolition on that end of the old span is complete.  The permanent East Bay access will lead from the Bay Trail and Shellmound Street in Emeryville along Burma Road and onto the bridge.  Temporarily, bike and pedestrian access will be on a wooden connector through the construction zone . The permanent connector will not be completed until 2015.

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