Sunday, September 04, 2011

Coming soon: West Span bike path study

Below is an exchange of messages with the MTC engineer who's going to release the long-awaited $1.3 million study on the idea of adding a bike/pedestrian lane to the west span of the Bay Bridge. The Bicycle Coalition uses a $225 million estimate for what that will cost, but the higher range estimate is $390 million. Seems like a lot of money, but the Bicycle Coalition thinks $225 million is just "a drop in the bucket," which makes $390 million two drops in the bucket. Some drops, some bucket.  

Mr. Lee:

What's the status of the study on adding a bike/pedestrian pathway to the West Span of the Bay Bridge? If the study is completed, could you provide a link to it?

Rob Anderson

Mr. Lee's response:

From: Peter Lee
Date: Aug 30, 2011
Subject: Bike pathway


The study is not complete, and we plan on holding a public outreach meeting in October to review some of the findings in the study. Date and time to be determined, but likely in San Francisco.

Thank you for your interest.

Peter Lee, P.E.
Senior Transportation Engineer
Metropolitan Transportation Commission/
Bay Area Toll Authority

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