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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: Bruce Richard, Mill Valley
Bruce Richard photoOccupation: Board of Directors, Environmental Forum of Marin

What are your reasons for biking?
I've been enjoying an increase in the utilitarian use of my bicycle, as I work from a home office and either walk or bicycle more than four times per week for work or to run errands.  In fact, instead of dreading the upcoming wet weather, I'm anxious to show off my new rain gear and accessories, along with my new Raleigh circa i3 from Mike's Bikes in San Rafael!  The bicycle's a great component to any individual's mobility: to attend meetings, shop, and run errands by bike feels so much better than jumping into a car!

What obstacles to bicycling are issues where you live in Marin County?
I've lived in the Tam Valley area for over 14 years and have watched improvements being made to the Tennessee Valley trails, yet some of the bicycle routes to essential services are limited, especially in the Tam Valley area.  Drivers are aggressive, especially Shoreline Highway, which is certainly a deterrent for young children and teens to bicycle locally.

What approach do you think Marin County residents should take to help promote walking and bicycling?
It is important to ask:  ‘What can we do?  How do we change behavior from a more positive place?' Your choice of alternative transportation can be a model to others, and can magnify.  If word gets out that you are making sustainable, green choices, and others may be motivated to do the same.  All residents of the County of Marin are in a unique position to influence and motivate others in the county toward healthier, greener choices, due to the terrain, and the positive, upbeat character of those who live and work here.

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What's New

 

BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN UPDATE MEETINGS COMING UP October, 2014 ~ The bicycle and pedestrian master plans for several communities in Marin are being updated.  Meetings are being held in several communities to discuss the updates and provide an opportunity for public input.  The County is partnering with several cities to receive input on its plan update.  Upcoming meetings will be in Larkspur on Thursday, October 23 at 6:30pm and Mill Valley on Thursday, November 13 at 7:00pm.  For more information you can view the Larkspur  or Mill Valley (coming soon) informational flyer.   

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?
During 2002, an average of 143.7 million U.S. residents (72 percent of Americans) walked, ran, or jogged an average of 13 days each month.
 

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