Alexander Zuckermann Bicycle-Pedestrian Path (Bay Bridge Bike Path)
Location: San Francisco, CA
Features: Bike friendly, ocean views
Named in honor of East Bay Coalition founder and Bay Bridge advocate Alex Zuckermann, the Bay Bridge Trail is a part of the San Francisco Bay Trail. A plaque bearing his name is found on the trail which extends from Emeryville and stretched 4 miles into Yerba Buena Island in San Francisco. The trail can be accessed from 3 access points: Shellmound Street in Emeryville, Caltrans Bridge Yard Building in Oakland, and on Yerba Buena Island.
Recent news: Last year, from September to November 2017, the path was intermittently closed as Maritime Street/Burma Road in Oakland was ongoing construction. It was part of the city’s redevelopment of the old Oakland Army Base. In lieu, enjoy a better Burma Road with permanent bicycle/pedestrian access to the Bay Bridge Trail.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Bring the right accessories
The trail can be accessed from 3 access points: Shellmound Street in Emeryville, Caltrans Bridge Yard Building in Oakland, and on Yerba Buena Island so the trail might be confusing.
Never get lost with a satellite communicator with built in navigation.
2) Stay hydrated – bring an extra bottle of water
Worried about baggage space? A water bottle carabiner is a handy accessory that allows you to bring an extra bottle of water.
3) Be on track
A handy GPS tracking device is always a must-have when you’re on the move.