Our Work Update on E. Blithedale Bike Lanes
Mill Valley has heard from parents and riders that they want separated bike lanes on E. Blithedale Avenue! In part due to our members’ urging, City staff has submitted a request that their engineering consultant develop designs for separated lanes (referred to as “Class 4” bike lanes) between the multi-use pathway and Tower Drive/Kipling Drive. The amendment to the contract should be approved by Council on March 15, at which point the consulting firm will get to work improving their plans.
Along with the above change, the City plans to bundle in improvements on Ashford Avenue between E. Blithedale Avenue and Lomita Drive. To support these amendments, Mill Valley has applied for additional funding through a regional grant program, and the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) voted this week to consider the project one of the highest priorities in the County.
MCBC will continue to track the development of the project and will keep you, our members, informed. A final decision on the configuration of E. Blithedale is expected at the May 3rd City Council meeting, but we will let you know before then when you can express your support for all ages and abilities bike lanes in Mill Valley.
Check out this coverage from the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Marin IJ to read more about the project’s current status.
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We will need your help winning these improvements! Please sign-up for advocacy alerts using the form below and we’ll tell you when/how to support our efforts.
what about the rest of e. blithedale?
Following improvements east of Camino Alto, the City will turn its focus to the stretch west of Camino Alto. Many of you have spoken in support of improved bicycle connectivity between Downtown and the Sycamore neighborhood bikeway, the removal of parking between Ryan and Elm Avenues to create more space for people on foot and bike, improved bicycle/pedestrian access to Park Elementary School, and improved bicycle/pedestrian crossings throughout the corridor.
Sign-up for advocacy alerts using the form above to find out when/how to voice your opinion on the future of E. Blithedale between Camino Alto and Downtown.
what about tiburon boulevard?
Caltrans will repave the length of Tiburon Boulevard (including the 101 interchange) in 2024, presenting an opportunity to reconfigure the roadway and provide robust bicycling improvements. MCBC is pushing Caltrans for protected/buffered bike lanes between 101 and Blackie’s Pasture, which would establish a safe route linking the Mill Valley-Sausalito Pathway with Tiburon’s Old Rail Trail, two of Marin’s most popular multi-use pathways.
Again, sign-up for advocacy alerts using the form above to find out when/how to voice your support for a more bike-friendly Tiburon Boulevard.
For More Information about the E. blithedale rehab project
Visit the City’s project webpage here.
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We’re working to make Marin more bike-friendly for people of all ages and abilities. Are you with us?