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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

MILL VALLEY-SAUSALITO PATH REPAVING October, 2017 ~ The northern two segments of the Mill Valley-Sausalito path have been repaved.  Other than spot repairs, the path had not been resurfaced since its construction in 1982 so the new pavement is a major improvement.  The segment between E. Blithedale to Vasco Court was completed over the summer and the segment between E. Blithedale and Almonte Blvd. was completed in September.  The third segment, between Almonte Blvd. and Gate Six Road is not funded at this time but various potential funding options are being considered.  

NEW BIKE BOX FOR TIBURON BOULEVARD INTERSECTION December,2016 ~ To improve safety for users of the Tiburon Boulevard and Greenwood Cove/Blackfield intersection in Tiburon, Marin's first "bike box" has been installed in conjunction with several other intersection improvements.  The project was a partnership between the County, Tiburon, and Caltrans, providing better and safer connections across Tiburon Boulevard (State Highway 131) between the neighborhoods on the north side, including Bel Aire school, with the east-west bicycle and pedestrian connector route for the Tiburon peninsula.  More information on the bike box project and how a bike box works is available here . 

 

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. 

    

    



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Did You Know?
Just three hours of bicycling per week can reduce a person's risk of heart disease and stroke by 50%.
 

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