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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: Kate Ames, San Anselmo
Kate Ames photoOccupation: Registered nurse

How often do you walk?
I walk several times a week. And when time allows, I like to spend at least 1 day a week hiking in West Marin.

What are your reasons for walking?
I love to walk with friends so a lot of it is social for me, but I also love to observe the seasons, flora and birds.

What is the best walk you’ve ever gone on in Marin?
One of the best hikes I've gone on was an early morning hike along Lagunitas Creek in Samuel P. Taylor Park. We were with an ornithologist who taught us to identify winter birds by their songs. The sounds, colors and scents were so fresh and vibrant. It was a magical morning.

Why is walking and biking important to you?
It seems to be in my DNA to keep active and to observe the natural world around me. Marin provides close access to many trails with varied biomes; grass lands, marshes, riparian areas, forests and beaches. It has it all and I enjoy every bit of it.

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What's New

DRAFT UNINCORPORATED AREA BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN RELEASED November, 2017 ~ The Draft Marin County Unincorporated Area Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan is now available for review.  The document can be viewed and downloaded from the Plan web page at http://walkbikemarin.org/resource_library_policies.php .  The Plan page also has additional information about bicycle and pedestrian plans, including those of other communities in Marin. 

MILL VALLEY-SAUSALITO PATH REPAVING October, 2017 ~ The northern two segments of the Mill Valley-Sausalito path have been repaved.  Other than spot repairs, the path had not been resurfaced since its construction in 1982 so the new pavement is a major improvement.  The segment between E. Blithedale to Vasco Court was completed over the summer and the segment between E. Blithedale and Almonte Blvd. was completed in September.  The third segment, between Almonte Blvd. and Gate Six Road is not funded at this time but various potential funding options are being considered.  

 

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?
The CDC determined that creating and improving places to be active can result in a 25 percent increase in the percentage of people who exercise at least three times a week.
 

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