The Embarcadero Promenade is the continuous waterfront walkway along the Port’s northern waterfront on the Bay side of The Embarcadero. The Promenade extends from Third Street at the AT&T Ballpark at its south end, and with the upcoming addition of the Pier 43 Promenade project, to the entry of Pier 45 in Fisherman’s Wharf at its north end. The Promenade is a multiuse pathway for maritime functions, vehicle and pedestrian access to piers, recreation, and bicycle transportation. The Embarcadero Promenade Design Criteria is a proposal to guide future alterations and improvements within The Promenade.
The Embarcadero Promenade Design Criteria recognizes its uses as a pedestrian circulation corridor and access way to Port facilities, and further responds to the Port’s mission of attracting people to the waterfront. The Promenade Criteria provide design criteria to guide alterations and the placement of public and tenant furnishings and other improvements so that they are coordinated and meet the needs of the Port, Port tenants and the public. The Promenade Criteria also recognize that the Promenade is within the Embarcadero Historic District, and that alterations and improvements must be responsive to their historic setting. The Promenade Criteria if adopted by the Port Commission at a future meeting would be integrated into the Design and Access Element to update the Waterfront Land Use Plan adopted in 1997.