For many years, the pier has been the site of much public activity beyond shipping and unloading cargo. If you bike, walk, or jog regularly on the Embarcadero Promenade, you probably have a good sense of what it is like to try and navigate the chaos of tenets, tourists, sidewalk restaurants, and maritime businesses.
With so many different people fighting for space on the Promenade, the Port of San Francisco is trying to solve this problem by officially outlining and 3 specific zones of activity:
The Building Edge – “a space to transition between the building and the Promenade, where people enter and exit the building and where retail tenets can establish street-level identity.”
The Circulation Corridor – “the central space of the Promenade where people traverse the length of the wavefront.”
The Curb Area – “a transition zone between the roadway and the Promenade where street lights, roadway signs and pedestrian furnishings will be placed.”
For further details, the Port of S.F. has their Design Criteria up online
for public review so you can know just exactly where to bike and walk safely.