The State of California legislature has recognized the need for improved bicycle access, and the Streets and Highway Code provides that the department shall consider the inclusion of bicycle and pedestrian facilities on each new toll bridge designed and constructed including appropriate connections thereto. The Department of Transportation was directed to undertake a demonstration project and make feasibility studies of providing services for bicyclists and pedestrians to cross state-owned bridges which do not presently provide for such users. Preliminary studies done on state-operated vehicular toll bridges are discussed. Legal interpretations which were required relative to state of California's responsibilities and restraints are also discussed. Details of the shuttle service operation (Bike Across Bay Service, BABS) are given. The schedule initially used for BABS was as extensive as was required to draw both the regular commuter and the recreational bicyclist. A large marketing campaign was begun aimed at informing those most likely to use the facility. Details of the manpower, loading zones and the evaluation of the shuttle service are given. It was recommended by the Advisory Committee that the bicycle shuttle service be continued.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Joint Center for Transportation Studies

    202 C Street
    San Diego, CA  United States  92101
  • Authors:
    • Pound, G
    • McCuen, A
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 21-61
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185393
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Perspectives
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM