In partnership with the National Park Service, the Parks Conservancy is working to cap Phase II of improvements to the spectacular Presidio Coastal Trail.
Later this summer, the public will be able to traverse a new bicycle/pedestrian bridge that connects the southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge with the Coastal Trail. Previously, cyclists coming off the span had to loop through the Bridge Plaza in order to continue their southbound journey to Merchant Road and onward down the flank of the Presidio.
But this new ADA-accessible feature allows visitors to connect directly to the Coastal Trail, while taking them over the Covered Way and providing them with fresh perspectives on Battery Cranston and Battery Marcus Miller.
This long-awaited link is part of the larger Presidio Coastal Trail improvement project (launched in 2010), which has created multi-use segments, installed bike lanes along Lincoln Boulevard, restored native habitat along the trail corridor, and established new overlooks.
This Trails Forever project is the latest effort in a comprehensive trail improvement program made possible by generous support from the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, Trails Forever Fund-a-Foot of Trail donors, federal and local agency grants, and members of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
Thank you, as always, for your support—and your patience during the construction of the new bike/pedestrian bridge!
(Photos by Alison Taggart-Barone)
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