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Old 08-03-11, 08:26 AM
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Golden Gate Bridge Walkways Signs

I hope this works. Think I may ride across it just to see how it looks and works. One problem I see is the extreme narrow path bikes in both directions have to ride on making very frequent merges into the peds lane.

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Last time I went across the bridge these signs were not there. So am I correct to assume that the only way across the bridge is to go on the former "walk across / tourist side?"
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Old 08-03-11, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by sjvcycler
Last time I went across the bridge these signs were not there. So am I correct to assume that the only way across the bridge is to go on the former "walk across / tourist side?"
Yes, the West walkway has been closed recently for earthquake upgrades etc. and will be closed until Sept. 2011 I believe. So, cyclists and peds both use the East walk creating a mess. After the West walkway is done, they'll close the East walkway for the same reasons.
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The pathway on the west side of the bridge is closed for several months due to earthquake retrofitting work on that side.

Crowding seems to be mostly a problem on weekends when tourist traffic increases. I haven't had any problem biking across the bridge on weekdays, but I still avoid weekends.

Personally, I am afraid that head-on bicycle collisions will increase with the new striping that squeezes bicycle traffic into only half of the path width.
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Your right johnny99, on weekdays especially when it's cold and overcast, no problem, it's like it always was. But, on a nice warm weekend, there they are walking 4-5 abreast, and the rental bike crowd too. Many a time, I've had to foot down and stop.
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