A bike path connecting the city’s central business district to downtown will open to the public on Thursday.
The bike path will extend the existing San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s bike-share program from its current location along a busy sidewalk in the Embarcadero to the waterfront at Golden Gate Park.
BikeSF is a nonprofit bike share program created by the San Francisco City Council to expand access to biking in the city and provide a safer and more convenient way to get around.
It’s expected to cost between $150,000 and $250,000 to build and open the bike-path.
The project was approved by the city council on Tuesday.
It’s slated to open in the spring.
In addition to offering bike-friendly transportation options to the city center, the bike share is designed to encourage more people to get out and exercise.
The path is intended to connect the city core to the Bay Bridge, the city-owned Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the Golden Gate Botanic Garden.