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Bikes & Pedestrians

The following devices are NOT permitted on Golden Gate Bridge sidewalks:

  • Small scooters when in the power-on mode. These devices may be pushed or ridden but must be in the power-off mode.
  • Persons on roller blades, skateboards, or roller skates.
  • Non-service animals, including dogs and horses, which are being led, ridden, or driven. Service animals, such as guide dogs, signal dogs, and service dogs, are always permitted.
  • Pushcarts, wheelbarrows, and similar vehicles.
  • Drones (also known as Unmanned Aerial Systems) are banned from flying over or near the Golden Gate Bridge and other District property because they pose a safety and security risk to traffic and pedestrians and bicyclists. Drones are also banned from National Park Service land, which includes areas immediately surrounding the Bridge to the north and south.

Any person who willfully drops or throws any object or missile from any toll bridge is guilty of a misdemeanor (CA Penal Code §219.3). 

We partner with San Francisco Suicide Prevention and Crisis Text Line to provide a lifeline when it's needed most. Text "GGB" to 741741 or visit the San Francisco Suicide Prevention website for help. 


Pedestrians - Daily Access on the EAST Sidewalk

Pedestrians, including persons with disabilities using mobility devices such as wheelchairs, are only allowed on the east sidewalk (side facing San Francisco). Hours vary seasonally as follows:

Pacific Standard Time (first Sunday in November to second Sunday in March): East sidewalk hours are 5:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Automatically-controlled gates close at 6:30 p.m. and reopen at 5:00 a.m.

Daylight Savings Time (first Sunday in March to second Sunday in November): East sidewalk hours are 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Automatically-controlled gates close at 9:00 p.m. and reopen at 5:00 a.m.


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Rental bikes are NOT available at the Bridge! Please use one of many bike rental shops and kiosks located throughout San Francisco. 

Bicycle Access on East and West Sidewalks

Bicycle Rentals are NOT Available at the Golden Gate Bridge!

Current Bicycle Access Alerts  |  Sign-up for Alerts  |  Stay Safe on the Golden Gate! before heading out to the sidewalk

Cyclists have toll-free access to the Bridge's sidewalks 24-hours a day. Cyclists MUST yield to pedestrians and use caution in the areas of the towers as there is limited space to maneuver and sight distances are constrained.

Sidewalk Hours During Pacific Standard Time (first Sunday in November to second Sunday in March)

Weekdays

  • 5:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: East sidewalk
  • 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: West sidewalk
  • 6:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.: East sidewalk, via remotely-controlled security gates located at both ends of the east sidewalk. Cyclists should press the "buzzer" located near the closed security gate and wait while security staff locates the cyclist on a security camera and opens the gate remotely. Cyclists should repeat this procedure to get through the security gate at the other end of the sidewalk.

Weekends and Holidays

  • 5:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.: West sidewalk
  • 6:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.: East sidewalk, via remotely-controlled security gates located at both ends of the east sidewalk. Cyclists should press the "buzzer" located near the closed security gate and wait while security staff locates the cyclist on a security camera and opens the gate remotely. Cyclists should repeat this procedure to get through the security gate at the other end of the sidewalk.

Sidewalk Hours During Pacific Daylight Time (second Sunday in March to first Sunday in November)

Weekdays, except Holidays

  • 5:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: East sidewalk
  • 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: West sidewalk
  • 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.: East sidewalk, via remotely-controlled security gates located at both ends of the east sidewalk. Cyclists press the "buzzer" located near the closed security gate. After security staff locates the cyclist on a security camera, the gate is opened remotely. Cyclists repeat this procedure to get through the security gate at the other end of the sidewalk.

Weekends & Holidays

  • 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.: West sidewalk
  • 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.: East sidewalk, via remotely-controlled security gates located at both ends of the east sidewalk. Cyclists press the "buzzer" located near the closed security gate. After security staff locates the cyclist on a security camera, the gate is opened remotely. Cyclists repeat this procedure to get through the security gate at the other end of the sidewalk.

Rental bikes are NOT available at the Bridge!

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