San Mateo-Hayward Bridge

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STATUS:  No bicycle or pedestrian access.

 

Carrying State Route 92 between San Mateo and Alameda counties, the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge does not provide access to non-motorized traffic.  The bridge was opened in October of 1967 and then widened in 2003 from four to six lanes of traffic, yet a pathway was not added as part of this project.  Public transportation was, however, made more convenient to cyclists with the AC transit Line M that carries up to six bikes.  While Line M was federally funded by a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant, and represents bicycle-friendly improvements, providing unlimited non-motorized direct access on the bridge is the only way to provide equal access, not to mention reduce congestion and improve air quality. Contact Robert Raburn, Executive Director of the East Bay Bicycle Coalition to support these efforts: robertraburn AT ebbc DOT com