With over 350 miles of trail in place throughout nine counties, stuff is bound to happen. The Bay Trail Project will make every effort to alert the public to trail segments that are closed or detoured for upgrade, repair, or hazardous conditions. But that’s a lot of trail — let us know if we missed something major!
Trail Closures at Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge has launched a levee maintenance and habitat enhancement project at the Refuge’s Ravenswood Ponds, on lands directly south of the City of Menlo Park’s Bedwell Bayfront Park. Maintenance work will shore up and repair pond levees, and, as part of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, ponds will be enhanced to create and improve wildlife habitat and build a new public trail. Trucks will need to drive through the Park entrance and on part of a San Francisco Bay Trail/Park perimeter trail that loops around the edge of the Park to reach Refuge lands. To protect public safety, the impacted Park areas and trail segments will be closed when trucks are present. Click here to sign up for e-mail blasts about the project.
Trail Closure in East Palo Alto and Palo Alto until December 28, 2018
The San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority is leading a project to protect East Palo Alto and Palo Alto from flooding along San Francisquito Creek between San Francisco Bay and U.S. Highway 101. The trails on both sides of the creek between the “Friendship Bridge” and East Bayshore Road will remain closed through the duration of construction, which is scheduled to conclude at the end of 2018. The “Friendship Bridge” will remain open until early May. Signs are placed at the trailheads and will be updated with the latest closure information and detour routes. Visit the construction website for up-to-date information and click here to sign up for e-mail blasts about the project.
Bay Bridge Pathway Opens
We’re excited to announce that Caltrans has completed the pathway to Yerba Buena Island! The path is open from 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Please note that no trail, sidewalks, or bike lanes currently exist on Yerba Buena Island. A Class I bicycle and pedestrian path on Macalla Road is currently under construction and will be open in 2018. Because other periodic closures may occur, users should always check the Caltrans website for pathway information before heading out for a stroll or a ride. Caltrans website
Embarcadero Bridge in Oakland to Close May 11, 2016 for Two Years of Construction
On May 11, 2016, the City of Oakland will begin a two-year construction project to replace the seismically deficient Embarcadero Bridge, part of the Bay Trail network. Located between Estuary Park and 5th Avenue, the project will result in a new bridge with improved facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians, including 6-foot bike lanes in each direction, a 5-foot sidewalk on the north side and a 12-foot multi-use path on the south side. All vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic will be rerouted. View the Public Works project page for a detour map.