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Plans Move Ahead For $500 Million Bay Bridge Bike Lane

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An artist's rendering of the proposed Bay Bridge bike lane. (CBS)

An artist’s rendering of the proposed Bay Bridge bike lane. (CBS)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) – Plans are moving forward for a bike path on the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge although funding for the $500 million project has yet to be secured.

The Bay Area Toll Authority is set to unveil design options for the path at a public hearing on Tuesday.

The rebuilt eastern portion of the bridge—expected to open in a few years—will include a bike path that will connect Oakland with Yerba Buena and Treasure islands.

Bicyclists have also been calling for a bike lane on the western span, so they can ride all the way to San Francisco.

Despite the designs, actual construction is likely a ways off since no funding sources have been identified.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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