The public gets its yearly chance to cross the Bay Bridge o foot Sunday. The 19th Bay Bridge Walk is to begin at 9 a.m. when Mass Transit Administration buses begin shuttling participants from designated parking lots. The 4.5-mile stroll across the original span of the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge coincides with BayFest, a celebration of the Chesapeake Bay that takes place at nearby Sandy Point State Park.
Organizers offer some tips for visitors:
* Travelers from the west should park at either the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium on Rowe Boulevard in Annapolis or at the Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold. Eastern Shore parking will be available at the Chesapeake Bay Business Park in Stevensville. There is no parking available at the bridge or at Sandy Point.
* BayFest runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. The festival features environmental exhibits, crafts and corporate displays. There will be numerous children's activities, a food court and live music.