Caltrans News Release
District 4
Harry Yahata, District Director

September 12, 2000
Contact: Colin Jones (510) 286-5776

MEETING ON BAY BRIDGE BIKE PATHWAY TO BE HELD IN SF THURSDAY EVENING

A workshop meeting to discuss the feasibility of adding a bicycle/pedestrian path to the west span of the Bay Bridge will be held in San Francisco on Thursday, Sept. 14, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) officials have announced.

The meeting, sponsored by Caltrans and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will take place at the PUC Building Cafeteria on 505 Van Ness Avenue from 6 to 10 pm. A second meeting is scheduled for Oct. 26.

Caltrans and the MTC are preparing to study the feasibility of adding a bike pathway to the west span, which runs 2.2 miles from San Francisco to Yerba Buena Island. If approved, a west span bike lane would connect to the path already planned to be built on the new east span of the Bay Bridge.

Interested parties are invited to attend this forum to discuss ideas about the various design possibilities. Recommendations based on community input will help the project team define the study’s alternatives and scope.

For more information, contact the Caltrans Public Information Office at 510-286-6444.

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