Beginning Date: 2009
Completion Date: 2010

The Fort Mason segment of the Bay Trail (aka “the Squeeze”) at the corner of Laguna and Bay in San Francisco, was once infamous for its awkward and unsafe layout.

This project addressed these issues to enhance visitor safety and experience, improve pedestrian and bicyclist traffic flow, and restore landscape vegetation.

Completed Site Improvements:

  • Relocated light pole and consolidated it with signal light for safer pedestrian and bicycle passage.
  • Installed safer, more sustainable railing separating pedestrian traffic from vehicular traffic at the edge of the curb.
  • Expanded sidewalk/trail at the northeast corner of Bay and Laguna streets by six feet.
  • Installed new park interpretive kiosk with information about the Fort Mason Historic District.
  • Planted native vegetation along the trail.
  • Replaced the dilapidated fence at the entrance to the historic MUNI tunnel.

Since completion of this project in 2009, the Park Service has revisited the site to make additional improvements related to accessibility and traffic flow.

Key Contributors

Association of Bay Area Governments, Blazing Saddles, Bike and Roll, Bay City Bikes.



Contact Information

This project was made possible thanks to contributions from the Association of Bay Area Governments’ Bay Trail Project and the Parks Conservancy members, along with support from local bicycle rental shops such as Blazing Saddles, Bike and Roll, and Bay City Bikes.