How does a 500-mile regional trail get built?
One mile at a time. All of the shoreline towns and cities the trail runs through support the completion of the trail and work to close gaps whenever possible. Through a successful partnership with the State Coastal Conservancy, the Bay Trail Project has been able to offer grants to these local entities to assist in the completion of trail. Through coordination with the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, many shoreline projects are required to provide public access—and that often means the Bay Trail. Bay Trail staff works closely with state and federal agencies, towns, cities, counties, park districts, bicycle coalitions, trail advocates and engaged citizens to move the project forward.
Some Bay Trail Grant funded projects
- Presidio Bay Trail
- San Thomas Aquino Trail
- George Miller Regional Trail (Martinez)
- Vallejo Bay Trail/Vine Trail Feasibility Study
- Yosemite Slough Bay Trail Construction (San Francisco)
- West Oakland Gap Closure Project
- Coyote Point Park Bay Trail Construction (San Mateo)
- Grand Avenue Bridge Design (San Rafael)
The Bay Trail Project is not currently offering grants, but we hope to soon so please check back.