Crossing the bay has always imposed an unfair burden on marginalized people. You have to have a car and pay the toll or take transit with a round trip cost even higher than the bridge toll. Today, the pandemic has made it even worse, with severe transit cuts stranding people on one side of the Bay if they have to travel late at night.
The pandemic has also shown us the importance of bicycling as transportation, and the ability of our officials to make fast changes when necessary.
Now is the time to bridge the Bay. A new proposal shows how a Bay Bridge bikeway can be built in just a few months for about $10 million. That’s less than two days of BART’s budget. The path connects downtown Oakland and the East Bay to downtown San Francisco with a safe, healthy, 100% reliable, and free transportation option. On an e-bike, it’s even faster. Sign the petition to demand a bike path across San Francisco Bay.
Please join CalBike and our allies in telling our local transportation authorities to design and build this long-overdue bike connection, today.