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

View to the east from Vista Point. Photo: Sergio Ruiz, flickr

Introduction

Vista Point is a scenic rest stop on Yerba Buena Island at the end of the Bay Bridge East Span 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 East Span path. 

Notice about Bike/Pedestrian Access to Treasure Island

See details about Treasure Island access.

Shuttle to Treasure Island 

The shuttle has been discontinued due to COVID-19 restrictions.  It is unknown at this time when the shuttle service will resume.

 

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Map of Yerba Buena Island with north pointing up, titled "Vista Point Locator Map; Vista Point features: benches, bike racks, restrooms, hydration station." A green line labeled "Bicycle and Pedestrian Path" runs along the south side of the Bay Bridge east span to Vista Point, just south of where the bike/pedestrian path touches down on the island.

 

Cost & 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

Treasure Island Development Authority website

Metropolitan Transportation Commission: Bay Bridge East Span Path

Contact

info@sfcta.org

Related programs

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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.
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The West Side Bridges Retrofit will seismically retrofit eight existing bridge structures along Treasure Island Road to meet current seismic safety standards.
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The Southgate Road Realignment will realign Southgate Road, the critical local road connection between the I-80 westbound and eastbound on- and off-ramps.
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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.