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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: Mary Coyne, San Rafael
Mary Coyne photoOccupation: High School Teacher

What are your reasons for walking?
Occasionally I walk to my local shops and when I am in San Francisco I prefer to walk whenever possible. However, mostly I walk for exercise, companionship and the benefits of being outdoors in beautiful natural settings.

What is the best walk you’ve ever gone on in Marin?
Last winter I went on a hike with friends from Point Reyes Station. It was right after the greatest storm of the winter had ravaged the mountain and blown down branches and whole trees so that the trails were literally covered in green debris. The scene was a testament to the mighty winds of nature and it gave the day a special quality and gave our group in a memory that we will share forever.

What would help you walk more often?
It would be so helpful to have a way to hook up with other people who like to walk. Walking and talking are such natural companions.

Why is walking important to you?
Walking, especially with a companion in a natural setting, is the perfect exercise. It strengthens your body and renews you in subtle ways for your life tasks. Marin County is endowed with mountains, meadows, wetlands and beaches and all the trails you need to explore them.

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What's New

NEW BIKE BOX FOR TIBURON BOULEVARD INTERSECTION December,2016 ~ To improve safety for users of the Tiburon Boulevard and Greenwood Cove/Blackfield intersection in Tiburon, Marin's first "bike box" has been installed in conjunction with several other intersection improvements.  The project was a partnership between the County, Tiburon, and Caltrans, providing better and safer connections across Tiburon Boulevard (State Highway 131) between the neighborhoods on the north side, including Bel Aire school, with the east-west bicycle and pedestrian connector route for the Tiburon peninsula.  More information on the bike box project and how a bike box works is available here . 

HORSE HILL PATH REPAVED November, 2016 ~ Caltrans has repaved the Horse Hill path, linking Mill Valley and Corte Madera along Highway 101.  This much-needed project has resulted in new paving for its entire length - no more cracks and bumps to navigate!  While not flat, it is the less steep alternative to Camino Alto/Corte Madera Avenue between to two communities.  Jump on the bike or lace up the walking shoes and enjoy some smooth sailing!

DRAFT SMART/RICE DR.-2ND ST., SAN RAFAEL PATHWAY FEASIBILITY STUDY RELEASED

July, 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. 

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?
One hundred calories can power a cyclist for three miles, but it would only power a car 280 feet.
 

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