Let’s Talk About the Bay Bridge Bike/Pedestrian Path…

by Live SoMa

Speaking of the Bay Bridge…

LiveSOMA Reader, Nellie, submitted the following information about the proposed Bay Bridge West Span Bike/Pedestrian Path Project.

The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA), in partnership with Caltrans and the City and County of San Francisco, has developed several design alternatives for a bicycle/pedestrian/maintenance path project on the West Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and will present these alternatives for public review and consideration at an informational open house on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m in the San Francisco County Transportation Authority Board Room, 100 Van Ness Avenue, 26th Floor, in San Francisco.

The open house will advance development of a Project Initiation Document (PID) for what is formally known as the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Bicycle Pedestrian Maintenance Path Project. The PID is intended to update the feasibility study performed in 2001. In addition to featuring design alternatives, the open house will outline key challenges and constraints, project costs, and the development process for the project. The public is invited to view project exhibits and talk with project team members. A presentation will be made at 6 p.m. and at 6:45 p.m.  Please note the same presentation will be given at both times.

I think this is a brilliant idea, and I can’t believe they have taken this long to get to it! As a local resident who chooses to not own an automobile, I think this would be a great way to spend an afternoon walking or biking to Treasure Island and beyond. Besides, who doesn’t want to walk across this awesome span?

For more information, visit the MTC’s website here.

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Event Details:

What: Open House to Unveil Design Alternatives for the Bay Bridge West Span Bike/Ped Path Project
When: Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: SFCTA Board Room, 100 Van Ness Avenue, 26th Floor
More Info: www.mtc.ca.org

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