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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: Mike Schulst, San Rafael
Mike Schulst photoOccupation: Middle School Science Teacher

How often do you ride your bicycle?
I bike to work 3-5 times a week, and try to do an additional recreational ride on the weekends.

When did you start riding a bike regularly?
I started riding an extra small ďten speedĒ style bike when I was about 8 years old. After that I biked to school. In high school, my dad was part of a group of carpool parents, and I would sometimes race him when he drove my friends to school.

What are your reasons for bicycling?
I love the freedom and exercise I get when I ride. Sometimes I do a lot of thinking when I ride, and other times I think of nothing. Either way, I enjoy it. My wife and I do a lot of tandem bike riding which allows us to actually talk the entire time we ride with out having to share a lane. Itís a great way to spend time together. Also, I love doing errands on my bike and avoiding all the traffic and parking hassles than come with driving.

Why is biking important to Marin County and to you?
Itís nice knowing that you feel better arriving at your destination than you did when you left to get there. Marin is one of the most beautiful places to ride in the world!

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What's New

UPPER CORTE MADERA CREEK PATH IMPROVMENTS COMPLETED August,2016 ~ The Upper Corte Madera Creek Path, between College of Marin and Ross, has reopened after an extensive reconstruction project.  The new path is wider with improved sight lines to accomodate additional users from its increased popularity and provides better visibility and safety from removal of overgrown vegetation. Have a look at the latest improvements to the Cross Marin Trail corridor!  

DRAFT SMART/RICE DR.-2ND ST., SAN RAFAEL PATHWAY FEASIBILITY STUDY RELEASED

July 12, 2016. The draft feasibility study evaluates if a multi-use path, along with railroad and roadway facilities, can fit within the available public right-of-way along the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit corridor from Rice Drive to 2nd Street in San Rafael.  To review the draft Study document and concepts, visit the Projects page under Active Planning Studies. You can also learn more and provide input at a public presentation during a San Rafael City Council Special Study Session on July 18, 2016 at 5:00p. San Rafael City Hall 1400 Fifth Ave. San Rafael, CA (Agenda

NEW BRIDGE OVER SIR FRANCIS DRAKE OPEN May, 2016 ~ The new bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Sir Francis Drake Boulevard at Highway 101 is now open!  The new bridge extends the Cal Park tunnel path southward to provide a direct connection to the Corte Madera Creek path just west of the Larkspur Ferry Terminal.  The path along East Sir Francis Drake between the boardwalk and the ferry terminal has also been reconstructed and improved.  Check out the newest connection on the North-South Greenway!

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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