March 2020 Election MCBC Supports San Geronimo for All
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Marin County Bicycle Coalition has the ability to take positions on ballot measures. For the reasons outlined below, MCBC is pleased to join several other environmental and community organizations in supporting San Geronimo for All (No on Measure D).
Measure D Post-Election Update
Measure D was defeated!
Thank you and congratulations to our partners and supporters with the San Geronimo for All campaign! We’re looking forward to engaging in the planning process for the property’s future, which will include safe routes to schools, improved bicycling connectivity between four adjacent open space preserves, and habitat restoration.
We will keep you updated on future community engagement opportunities. Onward to a bike-friendly San Geronimo Valley!
Why it’s important to bicyclists
Plans for the 157-acre parcel in the heart of the San Geronimo Valley include a safe route for school children between Woodacre and Lagunitas School, restoration of the land, enhanced fire safety and better connectivity between four existing open space preserves – Roy’s Redwoods, French Ranch, Maurice Thorner, and Giacomini. Additionally, the many miles of mostly flat pathways and trails make this a potential prime destination for families and people new to biking and outdoor recreational opportunities of all kinds.
What you can do to support the campaign
We are always looking for volunteers to help phone bank and table at events and community gathering places. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help or fill out the volunteer form on SanGeronimoForAll.com.
Visit the future park today!
The public is welcome to enjoy the property for passive recreation. Get out for a walk with family, friends or neighbors, ride your bike on the paths, or toss around a frisbee. Please respect the land, pick up your trash, and be courteous to other users. Please note that Wild Iris Drive and Nicasio Road are private roads; parking is prohibited.
Who else supports a ‘NO’ vote:
Marin County Fire Department Firefighters Association
Marin County Democratic Party
California Democratic Party
Marin County Green Party
The Trust for Public Land
Marin Conservation League
Watershed Alliance of Marin
Environmental Action Committee of West Marin (EAC)
Marin Open Space Trust (MOST)
Sustainable San Rafael
Resource Renewal Institute
Gallinas Watershed Council (GWC)
Friends of Corte Madera Creek
All five members of the Marin County Board of Supervisors