Presidio Coastal Trail Improvements Project
UPDATE: APRIL 2011
This summer, the National Park Service, Presidio Trust and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy will begin improvements to the Presidio Coastal Trail corridor and Lincoln Boulevard bike lanes south of Merchant Road. Join us for a series of public walks to learn more about the project, including improvements to public access and the resources the project will protect and enhance. The walks will be led by staff with
key expertise in the project elements and the natural and cultural resources in the area.
Please see the flyer, by clicking on the Document List link on the left, for more information.
The walks will occur on Saturdays from 10 am-Noon and include the following topics:
April 30: Cultural Resources, Coastal Defense Batteries, and the new Golden Gate Overlook
May 21: Natural Resources, Vegetation Management and Stewardship Activities
June 11: Pre-Construction / Project Details
To RSVP and learn the meeting location,
write firstname.lastname@example.org or
call (415) 561-3054.
In November 2009 the National Park Service (NPS) solicited public comments on a proposal to improve three miles of the California Coastal Trail within the Presidio of San Francisco. The NPS had planned to prepare an environmental assessment (EA) in 2010 for the proposed improvements, which would have included an accessible, multi-use trail from the southwestern end of the Golden Gate Bridge to the Baker Beach area and removal of the Sand Ladder. Following the review of public comments that were received and a preliminary environmental analysis, the NPS has decided to discontinue indefinitely its preparation of this EA.
In the future if the NPS reconsiders extending an accessible trail to Baker Beach and addressing visitor parking needs at Langdon Court, an EA with public notification and scoping will be done. In the near-term, smaller-scale improvements will be initiated for the Presidio Coastal Trail in both Area A of the Presidio managed by the NPS and Area B managed by the Presidio Trust, consistent with the Presidio Trails and Bikeways Master Plan and/or other approved plans. These visitor and safety improvements will be made over time, contingent upon funding.
For more information please see the informational brochure that has been provided by clicking on the 'Document List' link to the left.