news 2018 Road Program Highlights

Each year, MCBC’s Road Program works to make bicycling safe and accessible for people of all ages and abilities by improving the safety and connectivity of Marin’s bike routes. In 2018, following years of advocacy, education, negotiation, and collaboration, the MCBC team helped deliver several plans and improvements that we’re proud of. As voted on by MCBC supporters, here are the top highlights from MCBC’s Road Program in 2018:

first phase of 2nd to andersen path approved

For the last three years – dating back to our Save the SMART Pathway campaign in 2015 – MCBC tirelessly advocated for a pathway parallel to SMART’s Larkspur rail extension. In June, SMART’s Board of Directors authorized this pathway to be built from Rice Drive to Andersen Drive in San Rafael. It’s Happening >>

san rafael adopts ambitious vision for bicycling

In a huge win for MCBC and anyone who walks and bikes in Marin, San Rafael’s City Council in July adopted a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan highlighted by our vision for a safe, connected bike network that aims to make bicycling an option for people of all ages and abilities. Read More >>

mcbc calls for a better bridgeway

Backed by over 200 petition signatures, MCBC teamed up with passionate Sausalito residents to call for fixes to Bridgeway, starting with new bike lanes south of downtown. Read More >>

caltrans plans better biking along & across marin highways

Acknowledging that state highways serve as a major barrier to bicycling, Caltrans released a plan including several priority projects in Marin. Read More >>

highway 1 improvements completed

highway 1 pass bikes 3 feet

MCBC took steps toward making travel along Highway 1 safer and more intuitive for all. When you ride between Panoramic and Olema, you’ll notice several brand new signs indicating your right to the road. Read More >>

more highlights

  • Marin Voters Signal Support for Transportation Funding: All four of MCBC’s ballot positions succeeded in 2018, as Marin voters continue to overwhelmingly support and ask for better, and more, transportation options. Read more…

  • Great Redwood Trail Bill Signed Into Law: It may still be a long ways off, but Northern California is now much closer to realizing a vision for a continuous pathway spanning Northern California’s diverse and extraordinary landscapes from Marin to Humboldt Bay. Read more…

  • Countywide Bike/Ped Plan Adopted: The Marin County Board of Supervisors adopted the Unincorporated Area Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (BPMP) in February, signaling their support for a wish list including over $200m of unfunded improvements to Marin’s unincorporated areas, most notably including Alto Tunnel. Read more…

  • San Rafael Constructs Temporary Protected Bike Lanes for Bike Month: To celebrate Bike Month, the City of San Rafael built a temporary two-way protected bike lane on Tamalpais Avenue between 3rd Street and Mission Avenue, the first of its kind in Marin! Read more…

  • Parks Are For People, Not Cars: Backed by hundreds of letters, MCBC and SFBC teamed up to deliver a clear message to NPS in response to a pilot project that negatively impacted the safety and enjoyment of those visiting the Headlands by bike. Read more…

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