This planning effort will evaluate design options for the portion of the Twin Peaks roadway adjacent to and between the two peaks and the Christmas Tree point parking entrance. The objectives are to create safer connections to Twin Peaks Trail System, improve pedestrian and bicycle access, and provide a defined connection to the Bay Area Ridge Trail.
- – Under-used roadway capacity;
- – Limited access for pedestrians and bicyclists;
- – Confusing design at the intersections;
- – No clear connection to trails;
- – Insufficient protection for sensitive habitats; and
- – Opportunity for Collaboration between city agencies.
- – Reallocate a portion of the existing roadway from vehicle use to pedestrian and bicycle use;
- – Determine the best location and orientation of pedestrian crossings to link with the trail sections;
- – Recommend realignment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail to cross over Twin Peaks Blvd; and
- – Identify opportunities to improve bicycle and pedestrian access.
Funding for the Twin Peaks “Figure 8” redesign is provided by a Priority Conservation Area grant, Proposition K Transportation Improvement funds, and the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond.
The Twin Peaks trails improvement contractor team mobilized Monday morning, January 23rd. After installing temporary fencing for erosion control and protection of sensitive habitat area, the north (Eureka) peak will be closed to the public so contractor team can remove and replace steps. Trail closure signage and protective fencing has … Continue reading
We are excited to announce that Rec and Park will be working with Campbell Grading Inc on trails improvements at Twin Peaks. Improvements build on work completed by volunteers in summer 2016 and include the following: Replacement of steps on the north peak, as well as along the newly aligned … Continue reading
On Wednesday, July 13, a portion of the “figure 8” roadway loop will become a car-free area for people gazing, hiking and biking on top of San Francisco’s famous Twin Peaks. The pilot is one step in the larger Twin Peaks Figure 8 Redesign Project, which includes a two-year pilot for which we’ve partnered with … Continue reading
Thank you for your continued interest in the Twin Peaks Figure 8 Redesign Project. This project, a joint effort of the SFMTA and Rec and Park Departments, seeks to create better connectivity within the Twin Peaks trail system, improve pedestrian and bicycle access, and provide a defined connection to the … Continue reading
The Twin Peaks Figure 8 Redesign Project, a joint effort of the SFMTA and Rec and Park Departments, with support from Public Works, seeks to create better connectivity within the Twin Peaks trail system, improve pedestrian and bicycle access, and provide a defined connection to the Bay Area Ridge Trail. … Continue reading
The Twin Peaks Figure 8 Redesign Team is excited to announce a proposed pilot project that will open a portion of the Twin Peaks Figure 8 to people walking and riding bikes! The pilot project is an opportunity to evaluate a configuration change at the Twin Peaks Figure 8 while … Continue reading
Construction is underway on the section of Creeks to Peaks trail on School District property. This trail connecting Glen Canyon to Twin Peaks was started in 2015 by Rec and Park staff and through a major volunteer effort with Volunteers for Outdoor California (V-O-Cal). Improvements to be made by contractor … Continue reading
SFMTA, in partnership with Rec and Park, has developed an FAQ sheet in response to some questions that have come up about the Pilot Project.
Please click here for the FAQ sheet