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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: Mary Coyne, San Rafael
Mary Coyne photoOccupation: High School Teacher

What are your reasons for walking?
Occasionally I walk to my local shops and when I am in San Francisco I prefer to walk whenever possible. However, mostly I walk for exercise, companionship and the benefits of being outdoors in beautiful natural settings.

What is the best walk you’ve ever gone on in Marin?
Last winter I went on a hike with friends from Point Reyes Station. It was right after the greatest storm of the winter had ravaged the mountain and blown down branches and whole trees so that the trails were literally covered in green debris. The scene was a testament to the mighty winds of nature and it gave the day a special quality and gave our group in a memory that we will share forever.

What would help you walk more often?
It would be so helpful to have a way to hook up with other people who like to walk. Walking and talking are such natural companions.

Why is walking important to you?
Walking, especially with a companion in a natural setting, is the perfect exercise. It strengthens your body and renews you in subtle ways for your life tasks. Marin County is endowed with mountains, meadows, wetlands and beaches and all the trails you need to explore them.

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What's New

 

IMPROVEMENTS COMING TO WHITES HILL June, 2019 ~ Sir Francis Drake Boulevard will be repaved between the Brown Bridge and Fairfax town limits and will also be widened to provide bike lanes between Baywood Canyon Road to the Fairfax Town Limits.  Construction will occur between July and October.  Once completed, the project will provide a safer and more comfortable riding environment.

TIPS FOR NEW AND RETURNING CYCLISTS April, 2019 ~ WalkBikeMarin in partnership with Marin County Bicycle Coalition has prepared an informational page with tips for first-time or it's-been-a-while-since cyclists to get your ride going in the right direction.  

2018 UNINCORPORATED AREA BICYCLE/ PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN ADOPTED February, 2018 ~ The 2018 Marin County Unincorporated Area Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on February 27.  The document can be viewed and downloaded from the Plan web page at http://walkbikemarin.org/resource_library_policies.php .  The Plan page also has additional information about bicycle and pedestrian plans, including those of other communities in Marin. 


 

    

    



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Did You Know?
The CDC determined that creating and improving places to be active can result in a 25 percent increase in the percentage of people who exercise at least three times a week.
 

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