Presidio Coastal Trail Improvements

UPDATE: APRIL 2011

Over the summer, the National Park Service, Presidio Trust and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy begun improvements to the Presidio Coastal Trail corridor and Lincoln Boulevard bike lanes south of Merchant Road. A series of public walks were held for the public to learn more about the project, including improvements to public access and the resources the project will protect and enhance. The walks were led by staff with key expertise in the project elements and the natural and cultural resources in the area.

Please see the flyer, by seeing the document list below

The walks occurred 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 trailsforever@parksconservancy.org or
call (415) 561-3054.
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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 seeing the documents list below

Contact Information:
goga_planning@nps.gov
Links:

Documents:


This flier will be posted in key locations around the project area.


As a first step in facilitating this project, trees will be pruned or removed along Lincoln Boulevard between Merchant Road and Washington Boulevard next month. Tree work must be performed now before raptor and migratory bird nesting season and winter rains begin.


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 attached brochure for more information regarding the Presidio Coastal Trail Improvements Project EA.


Since 2003, the Master Plan has been guiding ongoing efforts to develop a network of trails and bikeways within the Presidio. In 2008, the NPS, working with the Presidio Trust and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy ("Conservancy"), began concentrating on implementing the improvements approved in the Master Plan for the Presidio Coastal Trail. In evaluating the improvements approved in the Master Plan it became obvious that changes to the Presidio Coastal Trail alignment and other trail-related appurtenances would have to be modified in order to meet accessibility guidelines for outdoor areas. Because these changes are substantially different from or are not included in the Master Plan, the NPS determined the proposed actions require additional National Environmental Policy Act ("NEPA") compliance in the form of an Environmental Assessment ("PCT 2010 EA").

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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