SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Bicycling advocates have been dreaming of extending the bike and pedestrian path on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge to the western span. Next month that dream could inch slightly forward to reality.
That’s when transportation officials are expected to release a project study report on the plan to build a hanging bike lane, possibly on both sides of the west span. However, the price tag would be half a billion dollars on top of the engineering complications they anticipate.
When the bike path was first proposed, it started out as a small idea and people thought it would be too costly and impractical. Well, they were right about the cost, but we’ll see if it ends up being practical since now it only goes half way.
One of the most active and tenacious lobbies in the state when it comes to transportation is bicyclists and I’m going to put my money on them getting this done.