News & Updates MCBC Local Teams Fall 2023 Updates
MCBC Local Teams have been hard at work advocating for safer streets for people who walk and bike. In our MCBC Local Teams Fall 2023 Updates, learn about the advocacy campaigns the local teams in your community have been working on.
In addition to leading our advocacy campaigns, MCBC works hard to support community-led work, training budding advocates to make changes in their cities and towns. Our local and project volunteer teams typically meet once a month to plan actions and develop new campaigns. All are open to new members. No experience in advocacy is needed – just a sincere desire to make your community better for people walking and biking!
Friends of alto Tunnel
The Friends of Alto Tunnel have been busy since relaunching their campaign earlier this year. You may have seen the Alto Tunnel Float marching down the street in the 4th of July Parade, or seen the group tabling at events like Biketoberfest and Walk and Roll to School day. In addition to event tabling, the group has also given presentations to local groups to garner further support for this project.
The campaign reboot in March also launched a new petition in support of opening the Alto Tunnel, and we’re over halfway to our goal of two thousand signatures. Have you signed it yet?
Walk/Bike San Rafael
The Walk/Bike San Rafael team has been making local headlines, with recent features in the Marin Independent Journal.
The team has played an active role in advocating for improved safety for bicyclists and pedestrians in San Rafael, diligently participating in San Rafael City Council and BPAC (Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee) meetings to amplify the voice for safer streets for all.
Golden Gate Bridge Advocacy Team
Following on the heels of a successful first campaign for A Safer Alexander Avenue, the Golden Gate Bridge Advocacy Team has put their efforts behind the next campaign: wayfinding and signage. During monthly meetings, the team has discussed critical points in navigating to and from the Golden Gate Bridge, from both Marin and San Francisco, and have strategized how to make the experience of riding over this iconic bridge simpler, safer, and more enjoyable for people of all ages and experience levels.
ACTIVE MILL VALLEY
Active Mill Valley has been pushing the city to consider temporary parking restrictions on E. Blithedale Avenue, which would permit parking in the evenings but not during the day when the road could serve as an important connection for bicyclists riding to work or school. The group has also developed several recommended bikeway projects and is urging the city to move forward, now that the current bike plan is largely complete.
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