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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.
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WalkBike Profile: Harold Sloane, San Rafael
Harold Sloane photoOccupation: 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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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 is under way 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 summer of 2015.  Read the project fact sheet or visit the project website  for more information on this exciting gap closure project.

 

    

    



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Did You Know?
Since 1991, federal transportation money has funded more than 8,000 bicycle and pedestrian projects and helped build more than 20,000 miles of shared-use paths.
 

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