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WalkBikeMarin is an initiative by the County of Marin to help make Marin more healthy, livable, and environmentally sustainable by encouraging walking and bicycling as everyday transportation. This initiative was catalyzed by a recent $25 million federal grant to fund the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTPP). The goal of the WalkBikeMarin website is to provide information about all the County’s bicycle and pedestrian projects and programs in one place. For more information on the NTPP see the About the Project page.
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WalkBike Profile: Chuck MacLellan, Novato
Chuck MacLellan photoOccupation:Network Administrator and Teacher

How often do you ride your bicycle? I bike to work almost every day and go for longer rides on weekends... about 60 miles per week in the winter and up to 200 miles per week in the summer.

Where do you go on your bicycle?

With my wife and daughter, just about anywhere in Marin or Napa counties.  If I’m out by myself, I love the Marin/Sonoma coast, spring in the foothills around Grass Valley and Nevada City, and just about anywhere in Oregon. One of my favorite rides was the mid 70s Marin double metric century that started at the Marin Civic Center and traveled into West Marin and the southern part of Sonoma county.

Why do you ride your bicycle?
I bike for the sheer joy of it and the Zen-like experience of the pedaling rhythm. The people of Marin County have worked hard to preserve an abundance of open space so that we all can touch, feel, see, hear and be in nature.


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What's New

 

FINAL REPORT ON NONMOTORIZED TRANSPORTATION PILOT PROGRAM RELEASED

June, 2014 ~ The final report analyzing the outcomes of the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program has been released.  It shows that bicycling and walking have increased by 65.5% and 19.9%, respectively, since 2007.  Get more information on the NTPP's outcomes by dowloading the full report.

NEW BRIDGE OVER SIR FRANCIS DRAKE UNDER CONSTRUCTION May, 2014 ~ Construction has started on a new bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.  The new bridge will extend the Cal Park tunnel path southward to provide a direct connection to the Corte Madera Creek path just west of the Larkspur Ferry Terminal.  Construction is expected to be completed in spring of 2015.  Read the project fact sheet for more information on this exciting gap closure project.

BICYCLE RIDING SKILL AND REPAIR CLASSES  April, 2014 ~ The Marin County Bicycle Coalition is offering a wide range of classes in the coming months where you and your family can improve your riding skills and comfort and keep your bike humming along with maintenance and repair skills.  Courses include Basic and Advanced Bike Maintenance and Basic Street Skills for men and women on weeknights.  The Women on Wheels and Family Bicycling workshop series are on Saturday mornings.  Contact the Marin County Bicycle Coalition to register and get more information.   

    

    



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Did You Know?
In road racing, a group of cyclists traveling together is called a "peloton," while a line of cyclists is called an "echelon."
 

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