The final height of the levee wall varies. From Baywinds Park to the Beach Park Boulevard/Foster City Boulevard intersection, the final height of the wall, including wall cap, is 3.5 feet above the walking surface. For most of the remaining levee structure, the final height of the wall is 2.5-to-3.5 feet or less above the
The finished Levee Trail consists of a 12-foot asphalt concrete path, plus a four-foot decomposed granite shoulder on the bay side, and a two-foot decomposed granite shoulder on the inboard (land) side (totaling 18-feet width) with a few exceptions.
What is the height of the levee and wall together on Beach Park Blvd., and on which side of the pathway is it?
The overall height of the levee and wall along Beach Park Boulevard from Bridgeview Park to Shorebird Park is on average -6 feet higher than the previous elevation; however, the height of the wall from the walking surface is only about 3.5 feet. The wall is on the bay side of the pathway.
The levee design elevation has accounted for wave run-up, and the outer walls at the access points (AP) adjacent to the bay will provide protection from wave run-up and are designed with a concrete floodwall on the bay side of the AP, to be sufficiently long to break the waves before the water finds its
The asphalt is expected to wear under normal conditions of use; Erosion of the material along the edges of the trail (the decomposed granite (DG)) is actively being monitored by the City. To extend the life of the DG surface, please remain within the designated bounds of the trail. Use the designated access points to
City staff maintains the landscaping on the levee trail in-house and by contract as needed.
The trail has posted speed limits, restricting all traffic — e-bikes and scooters included — to 15 MPH or under.
The City currently does not have a regular sweeping schedule. Decomposed gravel on the trail is natural and expected as the trail undergoes normal use.
The levee trail is split between the biking lane and the pedestrian use lane. The biking lane is in both directions, so all bikers should use the regular rules of the road, moving to the right of their respective lane to allow others to pass (without going into the pedestrian lane). Within the pedestrian lane,
Striping on the newly paved levee/bay trail is meant to serve as a guide for pedestrians and cyclists. Pedestrians are permitted to walk on the paved asphalt, marked with pedestrian symbols, as well as the decomposed granite paving walkway. While only the asphalt could be marked with symbols, the pedestrian walkway includes the entire width