Sidewalk Access for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Pedestrians  |  Bicyclists

The Following are NOT Allowed on Bridge Sidewalks:

  • Electric bikes or small scooters may NOT be ridden across the sidewalk in the power-on mode. They are allowed to be pushed or ridden across the sidewalk in the power-off mode only.
  • Persons on roller blades, skateboards, or roller skates are NOT allowed.
  • Animals, including dogs and horses, which are being led, ridden or driven, with the exception of service animals, such as guide dogs, signal dogs and service dogs, are NOT allowed.
  • Pushcarts, wheelbarrows, and similar vehicles are NOT allowed.

Pedestrians - Daily Access on the EAST Sidewalk

Pedestrians, including persons with disabilities using mobility devises such as wheelchairs, are allowed access ONLY on the East Sidewalk (side facing San Francisco). The hours vary seasonally as follows:

Pacific Standard Time: East Sidewalk hours are 5 am to 6:30 pm. Automatically-controlled gates close at 6:30 pm and reopen at 5 am.

Daylight Savings Time: East Sidewalk hours are 5 am to 9 pm. Automatically-controlled gates close at 9 pm and reopen at 5 am.


   

Bicycle Access on EAST and WEST Sidewalks


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Cyclists have toll-free access to the Bridge's sidewalks 24-hours a day. Cyclists MUST yield to pedestrians and use caution in the areas of the towers as there is limited space to maneuver and sight distances are constrained.

Electric bicycles may be ridden on the sidewalks; however they may not be used under power while on the sidewalk and must be pedaled.

Sidewalk Hours = Daylight Savings Time, March 9 - November 1, 2014

Weekdays, except Holidays

  • 5:00 am to 3:30 pm: EAST sidewalk
  • 3:30 pm to 9:00 pm: WEST sidewalk
  • 9:00 pm to 5:00 am: EAST sidewalk, via remotely-controlled security gates located at both ends of the EAST sidewalk. Cyclists press the "buzzer" located near the closed security gate. After security staff locates the cyclist on a security camera, the gate is opened remotely. Cyclists repeat this procedure to get through the security gate at the other end of the sidewalk.

Weekends & Holidays

  • 5:00 am to 9:00 pm: WEST sidewalk
  • 9:00 pm to 5:00 am: EAST sidewalk, via remotely-controlled security gates located at both ends of the EAST sidewalk. Cyclists press the "buzzer" located near the closed security gate. After security staff locates the cyclist on a security camera, the gate is opened remotely. Cyclists repeat this procedure to get through the security gate at the other end of the sidewalk.

Sidewalk Hours = Standard Time, November 2, 2014 – March 7, 2015

Weekdays

  • 5:00 am to 3:30 pm: EAST sidewalk
  • 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm: WEST sidewalk
  • 6:00 pm to 5:00 am: EAST sidewalk, via remotely-controlled security gates located at both ends of the EAST sidewalk. Cyclists press the "buzzer" located near the closed security gate. After security staff locates the cyclist on a security camera, the gate is opened remotely. Cyclists repeat this procedure to get through the security gate at the other end of the sidewalk.

Weekends and Holidays

  • 5:00 am to 6:00 pm: WEST sidewalk
  • 6:00 pm to 5:00 am: EAST sidewalk, via remotely-controlled security gates located at both ends of the EAST sidewalk. Cyclists press the "buzzer" located near the closed security gate. After security staff locates the cyclist on a security camera, the gate is opened remotely. Cyclists repeat this procedure to get through the security gate at the other end of the sidewalk.