News Take the Butterfield Road Safety Survey and Win!
MCBC is working with a coalition of Sleepy Hollow residents, staff from Supervisor Katie Rice’s office, and the Marin County and San Anselmo Departments of Public Works to improve safety on Butterfield Road.
Butterfield is the only way in and out of the Sleepy Hollow neighborhood, and serves three schools (Hidden Valley Elementary, Brookside Elementary, and San Domenico School) with many children and parents traveling on it. It also serves as a key part of the bicycle network in central Marin, as riders can travel between San Anselmo and Terra Linda directly via Fawn Drive and the Mission Peak Pass.
Despite this importance, it does not serve all users equally. While there are bike lanes between Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Oak Knoll Drive (the border between San Anselmo and unincorporated Marin County), the pavement is in bad condition and the lanes are frequently blocked with trash bins or contractor vehicles.
North of San Anselmo, the situation is worse. Despite the pavement reading “bike lane,” it is used by residents as de facto on-street parking, forcing pedestrians and bike riders to take the lane in a section of road with 30+ mph traffic.
MCBC partnered with the rest of the Butterfield Road Safety Committee to develop a public survey, which we released in our January 14th e-newsletter.
If you use Butterfield Road, we want to hear from you. Fill out the survey before February 7th and you’ll be entered into a raffle to win an Ortlieb bicycle bag.
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