The Golden Gate Bridge is safe from tolls on people walking and biking!
We are thrilled to announce that today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assemblymember Phil Ting’s bill to ban tolls on people walking and biking the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. Thanks to the thousands of supporters who made this possible.
The fight started last year, when the Golden Gate Bridge District commissioned a study on the impacts of tolling people walking and biking. Your San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, along with our partners at Marin County Bicycle Coalition and the California Bicycle Coalition, spoke out in favor of not charging people for enjoying active, low-impact lifestyles. People from across the world joined our campaign to keep our communities healthy and our roadways and in good repair by getting more people to walk and bike, not penalizing those who do.
We are grateful to Assemblymember Ting as well Assemblymember Marc Levine of Marin County, who authored the legislation this year to ban tolls for people biking and walking Bay Area bridges. Their leadership in support of active lifestyles was crucial. A similar bill was introduced in 2006 and vetoed by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, making Governor Brown’s signature on this bill that much sweeter.
Thank you to the more than 7,000 people who signed our petition opposing tolls on the Golden Gate Bridge, and for all the SF Bicycle Coalition Members who showed up and made this happen!