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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: Bruce Richard, Mill Valley
Bruce Richard photoOccupation: Board of Directors, Environmental Forum of Marin

What are your reasons for biking?
I've been enjoying an increase in the utilitarian use of my bicycle, as I work from a home office and either walk or bicycle more than four times per week for work or to run errands.  In fact, instead of dreading the upcoming wet weather, I'm anxious to show off my new rain gear and accessories, along with my new Raleigh circa i3 from Mike's Bikes in San Rafael!  The bicycle's a great component to any individual's mobility: to attend meetings, shop, and run errands by bike feels so much better than jumping into a car!

What obstacles to bicycling are issues where you live in Marin County?
I've lived in the Tam Valley area for over 14 years and have watched improvements being made to the Tennessee Valley trails, yet some of the bicycle routes to essential services are limited, especially in the Tam Valley area.  Drivers are aggressive, especially Shoreline Highway, which is certainly a deterrent for young children and teens to bicycle locally.

What approach do you think Marin County residents should take to help promote walking and bicycling?
It is important to ask:  ‘What can we do?  How do we change behavior from a more positive place?' Your choice of alternative transportation can be a model to others, and can magnify.  If word gets out that you are making sustainable, green choices, and others may be motivated to do the same.  All residents of the County of Marin are in a unique position to influence and motivate others in the county toward healthier, greener choices, due to the terrain, and the positive, upbeat character of those who live and work here.

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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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Did You Know?
87 million Americans ride bicycles.
 

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