San Francisco Bay Trail improvements underway in Sunnyvale

S.F. Bay Trail is being upgraded in Sunnyvale near Baylands Park.

That line of dump trucks at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale, next to Hwy 237, is making improvements to the San Francisco Bay Trail, unpaved, and other trails nearby.

Yves Zsutty, city of San Jose parks and recreation, said to expect some trail closures in the days ahead. See the map for alternate routes.

Google is financing some of the trail improvement. The Bay Trail treatment will be the same as done for the Bay Trail to the west going to Stevens Creek Trail. Google paid for that upgrade as well. The city of Sunnyvale has no involvement.

I’m not sure if the entire San Francisco Bay Trail will be improved at once. The water district is supposed to do some of the work, according to the map.

The upgrade turns a rocky dirt road into a smooth all-weather dirt path. Still dirt, but good dirt.

The Phase 2 and 3 work is just a refresh of the existing paved trail. A Class 1 bike path will be designated along Lafayette/Gold Street, east side. (Updated Oct. 16)

UPDATE Wednesday, Oct. 24:
The SF Bay Trail, Phase 1, will be open on Thursday, Oct. 25. Google inspected the upgraded trail today. Phase 2 work was underway on Wednesday, and I think it will be complete on Thursday, Oct. 25.

Unfortunately, the entire SF Bay Trail to the Sunnyvale water filtration plant was not worked on, just a short stretch, Phase 1.

2 Responses to “San Francisco Bay Trail improvements underway in Sunnyvale”

  1. Larry Klein Says:

    Hi Ray,
    Phase 1 just opened today. It’s smooth and very wide. Not sure why but it only goes half way from 237 frontage road to the first bridgevas you travel west.
    Sincerely,
    Larry K

  2. Raymond Hosler Says:

    Larry, I’m not sure why either. The county water department is supposed to complete the rest of the trail to the Sunnyvale sewage plant. Maybe it’s a “sensitive” area that only they can work on. Unfortunately, that’s the worst part of the trail.

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