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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: Renee Goddard, Fairfax
Renee Goddard photoOccupation: Mom and Teacher

How often do you ride your bicycle? I bike about 5 to 10 miles a day, for commuting and errands.

What would help you bike more often?

Now I ride primarily with my 8 year old who has become very ‘share the road’ savvy, and my 5 year old who is two-wheelin’ with a wobble. We would be more likely to ride more often and farther if there were more routes and lanes designated for bikers, and a little less aggression from hurrying drivers who see us as an obstacle at best.

Why do you love riding your bike?
I am reminded that we all share the air and the streets of town and are members of communities when I ride my bike. You can see people smile when you aren’t separated by tinted windows. In this busy time, a wave and a smile go miles toward helping communities feel more connected.


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What's New

 

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 has started 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 for more information on this exciting gap closure project.

BICYCLE RIDING SKILL AND REPAIR CLASSES  April, 2014 ~ The Marin County Bicycle Coalition is offering a wide range of classes in the coming months where you and your family can improve your riding skills and comfort and keep your bike humming along with maintenance and repair skills.  Courses include Basic and Advanced Bike Maintenance and Basic Street Skills for men and women on weeknights.  The Women on Wheels and Family Bicycling workshop series are on Saturday mornings.  Contact the Marin County Bicycle Coalition to register and get more information.   

    

    



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Did You Know?
Automobiles use 1860 calories per mile per person, and rail transit uses 885 calories per mile per person. Walking and biking use 100 and 35 calories per mile per person, respectively, making them the most efficient forms of human transportation.
 

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