Voice Your Support for Safe Routes to Schools SF Drake Blvd Rehabilitation Planning Open House – June 1

The County of Marin has been planning the rehabilitation of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard between Highway 101 and the Ross Town Limits. Over the last 18 months, community input from several forums, along with engineering and traffic analysis, has informed discussions and guided design concepts to improve conditions for motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users in the corridor.

Now, the County of Marin needs to hear from you that safe routes to schools are a priority! Your children need complete sidewalks, safe intersection crossings, and multiuse pathways where feasible.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 1 –  4 – 8 PM
WHERE: Kent Middle School multipurpose room in Kentfield

Through the community process, over $19 million in project ideas have been identified while project funding at this time is $13 million. Though some project components are mandatory due to the funding source requirements, your input is being sought on which of the other components are priorities, including pedestrian and bicycle improvements to improve safety and connectivity between neighborhoods, schools and shopping centers.

Please attend the upcoming open house to learn about the project, give your feedback, and identify priorities for the available funding. At the open house, you can:

  • Learn about the opportunities and constraints in the corridor
  • Review the project design created in response to public input received to date
  • Provide your feedback and help prioritize the project components
  • Help improve circulation and movement for all users in this key corridor

The drop-in format of the open house enables you to attend for as much time as you would like to review and discuss the project with staff and the design team in an informal setting.

For more information, contact Dan Dawson, Principal Transportation Planner, at ddawson@marincounty.org / 415-473- 6287 or visit the project web page at:

http://www.marincounty.org/depts/pw/divisions/transportation/sir-francis- drake-boulevard-rehabilitation

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