June 27, 2018

Golden Gate Bridge Lane Configuration Change Part of Traffic Congestion Relief Pilot Study

On busy summer weekends, traffic near the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge can become very congested. To evaluate options for easing this congestion, the Golden Gate Bridge District is participating in a study with the Presidio Trust and the National Park Service. This Saturday, June 30th, and Sunday, and July 1st, the Bridge’s moveable median divider will be set to provide four northbound lanes of traffic and two southbound lanes between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Immediately before and after this time, the lanes will be in their usual weekend configuration with three lanes northbound and three lanes southbound. The traffic will be carefully monitored during this testing period. If the change negatively impacts southbound traffic, the configuration will be returned to the typical 3 North / 3 South configuration prior to 1:00 p.m. This traffic test is expected to occur one or two more times this summer, but the dates have not yet been selected. The data gathered as part of this pilot study will be used to inform long-term strategies to address traffic congestion in the area.

There are other traffic mitigation measures under consideration as part of this study. For more information, please visit https://www.nps.gov/goga/learn/news/traffic-congestion-relief-pilot-study-planned-to-improve-traffic-management.htm.