Bicycle and pedestrian pathways along Hillcrest and Treasure Island Road


Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island are currently being transformed into a large, sustainable multimodal community with up to 8,000 housing units and 2,200 jobs.

The Yerba Buena Island Multi-Use Pathway Project will build 1.2 miles of bicycle and pedestrian connections with protected pathways that run along Hillcrest Road and Treasure Island Road. The goal is to create a livable, transit-oriented community, with over 50% of trips made by walking, biking, or transit.

The new path will:

  • Allow bicyclists and pedestrians at the Yerba Buena Island Vista Point to continue to the Treasure Island Ferry Terminal
  • Advance sustainable transportation options for the future residential and commercial development under construction on Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island
  • Improve safety, accessibility, and local and regional connectivity

Project Partners:

  • Bay Area Toll Authority
  • Caltrans
  • San Francisco Public Works
  • Treasure Island Development Authority
  • US Coast Guard


  • 2022 – 2024

    Environmental Approval and Preliminary Engineering

  • 2024 – 2026


  • 2026 – 2028


Cost and Funding

The cost of the preliminary engineering, design, and construction phases of the Yerba Buena Island Multi-Use Pathway Project is $ 101.5 million. The project is funded by the  Transportation Authority’s Local Partnership Program, MTC’s Priority Conservation Area grants, Bay Area Toll Authority, Active Transportation Program, and the Treasure Island Development Authority.


Mike Tan, Senior Engineer

Key features

The Multi-Use Path project is a 1.2 mile multimodal path starting at the existing Bay Bridge East Span bike landing on Yerba Buena Island, to Macalla Road via Treasure Island Road and Hillcrest Road.

This path will be separated from traffic and provide travelers with a safer and ADA-compliant path to Treasure Island where they can board an electric ferry to downtown San Francisco.

A satellite map showing the northeast section of San Francisco, Treasure Island, Oakland, and Alameda. The elements from Figure 6-1 are shown, along with a new Bay Skyway Phase 2, shown with a dashed blue line from Yerba Buena Island along the west span of the Bay Bridge to the Salesforce Transit Center.

Connecting the Bay Skyway Phase 2 Bike Path on the Bay Bridge West Span

The Yerba Buena Island Multi-Use Path is an essential part of the Bay Skyway Phase 1 project that will provide seamless bicycle and pedestrian access from West Oakland to Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island to San Francisco.

The Bay Skyway Phase 1 will:

  • Close a critical active transportation network gap and increase access to economic opportunities for disadvantaged communities of West Oakland and Treasure Island
  • Improve safety for the Island’s existing residents, all drivers, and active transportation users
  • Reduce congestion on the Transbay Corridor while providing a low-cost, greenhouse gas emission-free, and reliable travel option


A cross-section diagram of Hillcrest Road, showing a 4.5-foot shoulder, two 12-foot vehicle lanes, an 8-foot shoulder, a 3.6-foot barrier, a 1-foot shoulder, a 10-foot two-way bike path, a 5-foot pedestrian path, and a 2-foot shoulder.


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.

Vista Point is a scenic rest stop on Yerba Buena Island near the Bay Bridge east span bicycle/pedestrian path.

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.

The project reconstructed the I-80 eastbound off-ramp to Yerba Buena Island. The project features an innovative design that enhances safety and circulation. The project was completed in 2023 and reopened to traffic.

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

The study goal is to understand resident and worker transportation needs, outline recommended short-term public transit improvements, and plan for supplemental transportation options.

The Treasure Island Mobility Management Agency launched an autonomous shuttle service on Treasure Island from August to December 2023 to better understand how such a service could meet the needs of people traveling around the neighborhood.