Bay Bridge Bicycle/Pedestrian Path and YBI Vista Point

Overview

The Alex Zuckermann Bay Bridge Bicycle/Pedestrian Path running along the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge now has a bicycle/pedestrian connection onto Yerba Buena Island 7 days a week! A newly opened Vista Point on Yerba Buena Island is designed as a relaxation and rejuvenation area for users of the 2.2-mile East Span path, sitting at at the Path's western terminus. A shuttle equipped to transport up to eight bicycles operates 15- to 20-minute service between Vista Point and the intersection of 9th Street and Avenue of the Palms on Treasure Island on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. There is currently no vehicle parking at the Yerba Buena Island terminus of the Path.

Zuckermann Bicycle/Pedestrian Path

Pedestrians and cyclists can now travel across the new East Span of the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge. To ensure user safety, the 15.5-foot-wide path has one lane in each direction for bicyclists and an outside lane designated for walkers. The bike and pedestrian path is named after the late East Bay Bicycle Coalition founder and Bay Bridge Trail advocate, Alex Zuckermann. A plaque bearing his name is located on the trail.

Two access points provide a direct route to the bicycle and pedestrian path from the East Bay: One at Shellmound Street in Emeryville, just outside the IKEA store; a second at the historic Bridge Yard building at 210 Burma Road in Oakland.

  • Path Days of Operation: Monday through Sunday
  • Current Path Hours: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Beginning 05/26/2017 through 09/04/2017 Path Hours will be: 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM

View more information about the Zuckermann Path, East Bay access points and Path facilities on the Bay Bridge's official website

Yerba Buena Island Vista Point

View SF County Transportation Authority press relase about the newly opened YBI Vista Point (PDF)

View announcement about the newly opened YBI Vista Point on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission website

The YBI Vista Point is open to cyclists and pedestrians weekdays and weekends on the same schedule as the Zuckermann Path and serves as the access point onto the Path from Yerba Buena Island. Featuring restrooms, benches, a hydration station and bike racks, Vista Point offers sweeping views of the East Span of the Bay Bridge, San Francisco Bay and Oakland. The Vista Point project was spearheaded by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, in cooperation with MTC's Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA), Caltrans and the Treasure Island Development Authority.

  • Vista Point Days of Operations: Monday through Sunday
  • Vista Point Hours of Operation: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily
  • Vista Point Amenities: Restrooms, hydration station, shaded seating areas, bicycle racks

YBI Vista Point-Treasure Island Shuttle

On weekends and holidays a free Shuttle with bicycle trailer runs between the YBI Vista Point and the corner of Avenue of Palms at 9th Street on Treasure Island. The shuttle allows for safe transportation of cyclists and pedestrians between Treasure Island and the YBI Vista Point/Zuckermann Path western trailhead.

  • Shuttle Days of Operation: Saturdays, Sundays and Legal Holidays
  • Shuttle Hours of Operation: From 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Shuttle Frequency: Every half-hour. Last daily shuttle departs the YBI Vista Point for Treasure Island at 6:00 PM.
  • Shuttle Pick-Up Points:
    On Yerba Buena Island: YBI Vista Point (Zuckermann Path western terminus at Hillcrest Road)
    On Treasure Island: Avenue of the Palms at 9th Street

For information on VIsta Point-Treasure Island shuttle service, please call 415-218-6858

View and download the YBI Vista Point-Treasure Island Shuttle schedule (PDF)

View and download Treasure Island attractions map (PDF)

Continuing into San Francisco

At this time, there is not a bicycle/pedestrian connection along the Bay Bridge Western Span between Yerba Buena Island and San Francisco.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's MUNI 25-Treasure Island bus line serves the Islands, departing downtown San Francisco from the temporary Transbay Terminal, Howard Street at Beale Street with multiple stops throughout Treasure Island. MUNI 25 buses are equipped with bicycle racks. There are currently no MUNI 25 stops on Yerba Buena Island.

A Tran's Bay Bike Shops - Treasure Island-based bicycle repairs, sales and rentals

Located at the Treasure Island Administration Building (enter off Clipper Cove Way), A Trans Bay Bike Shop offers bicycle sales, rentals and full service repairs for the Island community and visitors alike!  Call for regular hours and further information.  Discounts available for San Francisco Bicycle Coalition members!

  • Address: 1 Avenue of the Palms, Suite 021
  • Phone: (415) 678-5323

Visit A Tran's Bay Bike Shop website

Certain page content courtesy of SFCTA, CalTrans, MTC, SFMTA