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: Harold Sloane, San Rafael
Occupation: Building trades/artist
How often to you bike and walk?
I ride one to four times a week, anything from a quick trip to the store to a long ride on the mountain. I walk at least four times a week, and sometimes go on a longer hike.
What are your reasons for walking and biking?
It feels better, both for my body as well as my head, than driving. I see more, feel more, slow my thoughts down. And Al Gore would approve!
What is the best walk youíve ever gone on in Marin?
Cataract Canyon after a huge rain is pretty awesome, even if itís so well known. Any good Spring day in oak woodland terrain. One night I wandered all over the mountain with a full moon.
Why is walking and biking important to Marin County?
People here are pretty insulated in their little worlds, working hard and running around an awful lot in a big hurry. We have bad traffic congestion, and concurrent frayed nerves and stress. When you get out of your car, life just gets better.
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