How does the Bay Trail Project, with a staff of 3.5, implement a 500-mile trail around the Bay? Partners. Our partners range in size and form from the City and County of San Francisco with over 27,000 employees to the Marin County Bicycle Coalition, a non-profit with a staff of seven; from the East Bay Regional Park District to the grassroots Trails for Richmond Action Committee (TRAC), a highly effective all-volunteer Bay Trail booster. Without these and countless other partners, Bay Trail progress would be significantly slowed.
The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) is the regional planning agency and council of governments for the nine counties and 101 cities and towns of the San Francisco Bay region, thus making it the perfect home for the San Francisco Bay Trail Project. ABAG’s programs work to address regional economic, social, and environmental challenges.
The State Coastal Conservancy is a principal funding source for the development of the Bay Trail. Established in 1976, the Conservancy is a state agency that uses entrepreneurial techniques to protect and improve coastal and Bay Area natural resources and to provide public access to the shore.
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is the transportation planning, coordinating, and financing agency for the nine-county Bay Area. The Bay Trail serves as the backbone of MTC’s Regional Bicycle Network, and MTC provides funding for project operation and development of the trail.
The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) regulates shoreline development around the Bay and has a mandate to ensure public access to the shoreline. BCDC is a vitally important partner to the San Francisco Bay Trail Project.