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Golden Gate Bridge - Temporary Pedestrian Restrictions

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Golden Gate Bridge - Temporary Pedestrian Restrictions

I don't recall seeing anyone posting this one, so just in case:

Starting at sunrise on Tuesday, September 13th, a mid-span portion of the East walkway on the Golden Gate Bridge will be closed to pedestrian traffic to allow seismic retrofit work to continue. According to the Bridge District, during the approximately four month closure through mid-January 2012, pedestrians will NOT be able to walk all the way across the Golden Gate Bridge. From the San Francisco (southern) side, pedestrians will be able to walk out roughly 1.4 miles before having to turn around; from the Marin County side they'll be able to walk out 700 feet. Access from the San Francisco side is far enough to allow pedestrians to get to the south and parts of the north towers of the bridge.

The good news is that starting on September 10th, the west walkway on the Bridge will be reopen to bicycle traffic. Bicycle riders, some of whom are cycling across the bridge as part of their commute, rather than a one-off pleasure jaunt, will be able to completely cross the bridge from Marin to San Francisco or vice versa using the west walkway 24/7. From 7 AM to 3:30 PM weekdays riders will, however have to dismount and walk their bikes for a 400 foot stretch mid-span, because of a narrowed walkway.

Additional information can be found at: goldengate.org/news/bridge/SidewalkClosureUp…

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Not the first to post, but well worth doing.

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Handy to know thanks.

We will cycle the bridge instead of walking then :)

Are you allowed to stop in the cycle section to take photos?

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3. Re: Golden Gate Bridge - Temporary Pedestrian Restrictions

You may stop for photos. Just slow and move to the rail carefully.

While I imagine the number of people biking over the bridge will have diminshed a bit now that we're past Labor Day, it's still a popular thing to do. And while most people ride from SF across, there is traffic in both directions.

It's a very good idea to walk your bikes around the towers as the turns around them are rather tight.

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4. Re: Golden Gate Bridge - Temporary Pedestrian Restrictions

Cool, thanks

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5. Re: Golden Gate Bridge - Temporary Pedestrian Restrictions

The one place where I suspect that stopping for photos wouldn't be appreciated at the very minimum, would be in the 400 foot mid-span section where you're temporarily required to walk your bike. Because of scaffolding, the walkway is narrowed to 6 feet, which doesn't leave people much room to maneuver around anybody who's stopped.

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6. Re: Golden Gate Bridge - Temporary Pedestrian Restrictions

That's good news because we're going on an electric bike tour this Saturday, September 10 that includes trek across the bridge. Non-electric during that stretch but would be disappointed to not be able to complete the entire span.

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