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Presidio Parkway tunnels open for business


Presidio Parkway logoDoyle Drive has been re-envisioned as the Presidio Parkway—a roadway tucked into the natural contours of the Presidio of San Francisco and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, one of the nation's largest urban parks. The Presidio Parkway will be a regional gateway between the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the city of San Francisco.

The Presidio Parkway has been carefully designed to be context sensitive, improve access to the Presidio of San Francisco, and include the unique features of a parkway, rather than a freeway. Key design features include:

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  • A parkway design that includes two sets of short tunnels; a wide, landscaped median, and traffic-calming transitions to city streets
  • A spectacular regional gateway that respects the natural contours of the surrounding area and complements the unique environments of San Francisco and the Presidio
  • New direct access to the Presidio
  • A more centralized location for transit connections
  • Enhanced pedestrian connections within the Presidio to the Main Post, Crissy Marsh, National Cemetery, and historic batteries
  • Reduced light and noise intrusion at Crissy Field
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The Presidio Parkway project is jointly led by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). In addition to funding provided from the Transportation Authority's Prop K transportation sales tax and the State of California, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District have committed regional funding to the project.


Download the most recent Presidio Parkway fact sheet.


Learn more about further improvements the Presidio Trust is working on.


For general questions about the Presidio Parkway project, call 415-295-4636 or email

For the most up to date information about the Presidio Parkway project, visit the Presidio Parkway Web site.

Photos ©2015 California Dept. of Transportation. Photos of tunnel tops, opening recention and ribbon-cutting by Christopher Dydyk.