Vista Point is a scenic rest stop on Yerba Buena Island near the Bay Bridge East Span bicycle/pedestrian path. Featuring restrooms, benches, a hydration station, and bike racks, Vista Point offers sweeping views of the East Span of the Bay Bridge, San Francisco Bay, and Oakland.
Vista Point is open to cyclists and pedestrians weekdays and weekends on the same schedule as the Bay Bridge Bicycle/Pedestrian Path and serves as the access point onto the path from Yerba Buena Island.
On weekends and holidays, a free shuttle with bicycle trailer runs between the Vista Point and the corner of Avenue of Palms at 9th Street on Treasure Island. The shuttle allows for safe transportation of cyclists and pedestrians between Treasure Island and Vista Point.
- Shuttle Days of Operation: Saturdays, Sundays and Legal Holidays
- Shuttle Hours of Operation: From 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Shuttle Frequency: Every half-hour. Last daily shuttle departs the Yerba Buena Island Vista Point for Treasure Island at 6:00 p.m.
Shuttle Pick-Up Points:
- On Yerba Buena Island: Vista Point (Zuckermann Path western terminus at Hillcrest Road)
- On Treasure Island: Avenue of the Palms at 9th Street
For information on Vista Point-Treasure Island shuttle service, call 415-218-6858
Cost and Funding
The Transportation Authority and Bay Area Toll Authority each contributed $1 million to design, build and maintain the Vista Point facility.
The Transportation Authority led the Vista Point project in cooperation with The Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Bay Area Toll Authority, Caltrans, and the Treasure Island Development Authority. Construction was carried out under a license agreement with the U.S. Coast Guard, which owns the site.
Future Bay Bridge West Span Bike Path
Local agencies are studying whether we can eventually extend the Bay Bridge Bicycle and Pedestrian Path Span path around Yerba Buena Island and across the West Span of the bridge into downtown San Francisco. The biggest challenge remains financial—estimated costs for a project of this type run into the hundreds of millions of dollars. Regional Measure 3 funds could be used to support the path, but stakeholders have not yet identified the significant amount of funding needed for the project.
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Eric Cordoba, Deputy Director for Capital Projects, firstname.lastname@example.org