This planning effort evaluated 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 were 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
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
Identify opportunities to improve bicycle and pedestrian access
Funding for the Twin Peaks Figure 8 redesign was provided by a Priority Conservation Area grant, Proposition K Transportation Improvement funds, and the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond.
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department currently manages more than 220 parks, playgrounds and open spaces throughout San Francisco, including two outside city limits—Sharp Park in Pacifica and Camp Mather in the High Sierras. The system includes full-complex recreation centers, swimming pools, golf courses, sports fields and numerous small-to-medium-sized clubhouses that offer a variety of sports- and arts-related recreation programs for people of all ages. Included in the Department’s responsibilities are Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, the Marina Yacht Harbor, the San Francisco Zoo and Lake Merced.
In 2017, San Francisco became the first city in the nation where all residents have access to a park within a 10-minute walk, a direct result of the Department’s commitment to increasing and improving parkland in the city.Learn More