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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.
Recent News
WalkBike Profile: Cindy Winter, Greenbrae
Cindy Winter photoOccupation: Retired

How often do you bike?
Every day, about 50 miles per week.

Why do you ride your bike?
I try to never drive, on principle. I believe in alternative transportation, and I simply enjoy cycling. Last year I drove 182 miles. Cycling is good for one’s physical health, and for the health of the environment.

Where is your favorite place to bicycle?
Anywhere the traffic is not too bad. I like the varied athletic requirements of cycling, i.e. uphill and    down, curves, wind before or behind, gear shifting, balancing, etc. Fun!

Why do you think biking is important to Marin County?

Cars, little prisons of metal and glass, isolate. When you’re on a bike, how much easier it is to share a smile, or to stop and chat! The more we can interact, face-to-face with our neighbors, the greater our understanding of one another, and the greater the likelihood we can work together to solve future challenges.


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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 OPEN May, 2016 ~ The new bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Sir Francis Drake Boulevard at Highway 101 is now open!  The new bridge extends the Cal Park tunnel path southward to provide a direct connection to the Corte Madera Creek path just west of the Larkspur Ferry Terminal.  The path along East Sir Francis Drake between the boardwalk and the ferry terminal has also been reconstructed and improved.  Check out the newest connection on the North-South Greenway!

CONSTRUCTION DETOURS ON UPPER CORTE MADERA CREEK PATH May, 2016 ~ Two projects to improve the upper Corte Madera Creek path will start in June.  College of Marin will be repaving the portion of the path on their campus in conjunction with their campus improvement project.  That closure will occur between June 2 and 11.  On June 13 the County will be reconstructing its portion of the path between College of Marin and the Kentfield Rehabilitation Hospital bridge.  The path will be widened and vegetation modified to improve visibility and safety on this popular path.  The detour around this area is Kent/Poplar Avenues between Kentfield and Ross.  

    

    



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Did You Know?
Bicycling became hugely popular in the late 1800s; in 1895, Americans bought 2 million bikes, one for every 27 people in the country.
 

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