The Bay Bridge East Span bicycle/pedestrian path opened all the way from Oakland to its Yerba Buena Island landing for the first time on Sunday, October 23, 2016. One east side access point to the path is at the historic Bridge Yard building at 210 Burma Road in Oakland, a facility which originally served the electric trains that rolled on the lower deck of the Bay Bridge until 1958. On Sunday, the Bridge Yard parking lot was packed with adventurers out to experience the completed 4.5-mile long bridge path firsthand — from family cyclists with pink-tassled children's bikes to camera-carrying hikers to spandex-clad team cyclists. As there is no parking near the landing on Yerba Buena Island, the San Francisco Transportation Authority is providing a free shuttle for cyclists and pedestrians every 30 minutes from the landing to the parking on Treasure Island. Read the press release here.
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Bike Path Opens to Yerba Buena Island
Sunday, October 23, 2016