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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: Larry Nigro, Fairfax
Larry Nigro photoOccupation:Teacher

How often do you walk and bike?
I walk more in the rainy season, but usually about 5 miles a week for errands, and 5 to 14 miles for hikes. I bike every day, and about 75 miles on the weekend for recreation.

What is the best bike ride you’ve ever done in Marin? My best ride ever was on my tandem with my wife Molly from our marriage in Woodacre to our reception in Fairfax.

Why is walking and biking important to you?
When I bike or hike I am a better person. I see, smell hear, and feel things that I miss wrapped up in a car.

What would you like to see happen for cycling in Marin County?
Riders should greet each other and watch out for each other. There will always be someone faster than you—so take time to say hello, advocate for bikes, adopt a trail.

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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?
Choosing to bike or walk a short commute to school or work keeps 15 pounds of car exhaust from polluting the air we breathe.
 

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