Overview
A view of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge from Vista Point

Photo: Sergio Ruiz, flickr

Introduction

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. 

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Bicyclists at Vista Point

Temporary Shuttle 

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 Schedule
  • 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

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A map of Yerba Buena Island pointing out Vista Point

Cost and Funding 

The Transportation Authority and Bay Area Toll Authority each contributed $1 million to design, build and maintain the Vista Point facility.

Project Partners

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.

Resources

Press release (PDF)

Treasure Island Development Authority website

Metropolitan Transportation Commission: Bay Bridge West Span Bike Path

Contact

Eric Cordoba, Deputy Director for Capital Projects, eric.cordoba@sfcta.org

Related programs

The Treasure Island Transportation Program will address the island's growing transportation needs with a goal to have at least 50 percent of trips made by transit instead of private vehicles.

The West Side Bridges Retrofit will seismically retrofit eight existing bridge structures along Treasure Island Road to meet current seismic safety standards.

The Southgate Road Relocation will relocate Southgate Road, the critical local road connection between the I-80 westbound and eastbound on- and off-ramps.

The new westbound I-80 on- and off-ramps that connect Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island to the eastern span of the Bay Bridge are open.