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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: Shane Franco, Fairfax
Shane Franco photoOccupation: Teacher

How often do you bike?
I commute 4 times per week and ride recreationally 2-3 times per week

Where are your favorite places to bike?
My favorite road rides are the Saturday morning group ride around the Nicassio Reservoir, through Pt. Reyes station and back through Samuel P. Taylor.

Why do you ride your bike?
I love to ride because it is good for my spirit. I feel healthier and happier when I ride my bike. Also, all my friends ride bikes so it is a great way to keep in touch and get in some important male bonding time.

Why do you think biking is important to Marin County?
Living in Marin County, one would be crazy not to ride a bike. There is no better way to enjoy and explore the natural beauty here, than to get on a bike and start pedaling.

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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 is under way 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 or visit the project website  for more information on this exciting gap closure project.

 

    

    



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Did You Know?
In 1817, German inventor Karl von Drais invented what is considered the first bicycle. His machine, called a "swiftwalker," had no pedals, and its frame was a wooden beam. The rider walked on the bike with his feet leaving the ground during descents.
 

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