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.
Upcoming Unincorporated Area Improvement Projects
Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Rehabilitation Project Approved
Unincorporated Area Bike/Ped Master Plan Adopted
WalkBike Profile: Mary Coyne, San Rafael
Occupation: 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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