Western sidewalk closure on Golden Gate Bridge delayed for two weeks 

Pedestrians will be able to avoid dodging bicyclists on the Golden Gate Bridge for a few more weeks.

The western sidewalk on the span, which is strictly used for cyclists during the busy weekend days, was slated for a May 9 closure due to much-needed retrofit work on the bridge’s northern anchorage.

As a result of the closure, cyclists and pedestrians — which number 16,000 people on a bustling weekend day — will have to share the eastern sidewalk.

However, that potentially nightmarish scenario has been postponed for two to three weeks. The bridge district posted an announcement that the western sidewalk wouldn’t be closed until either May 23 or May 31. The district said it would give 48 hours notice before deciding which day the sidewalk will be closed.

The closure will last for four months.

wreisman@sfexaminer.com

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