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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: Craig Yates, San Rafael
Craig Yates photoOccupation:Contractor Consultant / Disability Advocate

Do you consider yourself a walker, a cyclist, or both?
Both, being in my wheelchair.

Why do you walk?
Restful times and serenity of peace!

What is the best walk/hike youíve ever gone on in Marin?
Years ago from atop Mt Tam to Tomales Bay and back in a day.

What would help you to walk/hike more often?
Quality pathways that donít leave a footprint on Mother Nature. Marin has such an aroma of Nature, the essence has been keep alive and spirit enriched by respect for nature by hikers. I want to say to all who enjoy Mother Nature, you show her respect and she will show and share her beauty with you for so many years to come!


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What's New

 

FAMILY BICYCLING WORKSHOPS

March, 2014 ~ Sign up for a two hour workshop with your family to learn how to safely navigate streets with proper equipment and riding behavior.  The two-hour workshops will be held on Saturdays:  April 5 - Mill Valley, May 17 - Fairfax, June 7 - Novato, July 26 - Larkspur.  Contact the Marin County Bicycle Coalition to register and get more information .

SIR FRANCIS DRAKE PROJECT THROUGH TAYLOR PARK COMPLETED  January, 2014 ~ The reconstruction of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard through Samuel P. Taylor State Park has been completed!  Besides new paving, this multi-year project to reconstruct the 84-year-old roadway included drainage improvements and adding shoulder space where feasible.      

CHARLES MCGLASHAN PATH FULLY OPENED  December, 2013 ~ The Charles McGlashan Path, formerly the Tennessee Valley Path is now fully open with the completion of the traffic signal at Tennessee Valley Road.  Running from the Mill Valley-Sausalito Path to Marin Avenue along Coyote Creek, the path provides a pleasant, separated route for cyclists and pedestrians to Tam Valley neighborhoods, including a signalized crossing of Shoreline Highway.   



See the Events Calendar for other upcoming events.



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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