Beginning Date: 2008
Completion Date: 2012

In 2008, the project’s first phase created bicycle, pedestrian, and accessible paths where formal alignments did not previously exist. It also significantly improved visitor experience and safety by moving cyclists and pedestrians off a dangerous stretch of roadway (formerly the only link to the Golden Gate Bridge) and on to the dedicated off-roadway, multi-use trail.

In sum, the Bay Trail Enhancement Project:

  • Increased pedestrian and cyclist safety to improve overall pedestrian experience.
  • Provided separate routes for pedestrians and cyclists where possible.
  • Created more direct scenic and historic routes to destinations.
  • Installed trails that direct pedestrians to the best viewing areas.
  • Improved intersections.
  • Defined road edges and stripe lanes.
  • Designed and installed wayfinding and information signs.

Future Actions:

Future phases of the Bay Trail will include final connections to and under the Golden Gate Bridge and along Long Avenue, providing a link to Crissy Field.

Key Contributors

This project was made possible by generous philanthropic support from the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, the Association for Bay Area Governments, and the Bay Trail Project. Our deep gratitude goes to these lead funders and the members of the Parks Conservancy for their support of work in the Presidio.