Radical Idea

5:04pm

Wed November 14, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Radical Idea: Trans-Bay bike path

Rendering of the bike lane planned for the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge
CaTrans

The new Eastern span of the Bay Bridge opens in 10 months. It will make for a seismically safe and beautiful ride for motorists, but for bicyclists ­­– not so much.

For two years, bicyclists will have to turn around before they reach Yerba Buena Island, because the old Eastern span will be in the way. And once it’s gone, they’ll have to turn around at the island anyway, because there are no plans to connect the path to San Francisco.

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