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Labor Day Weekend is approaching!

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SMART, San Rafael OK 1st leg of bike path to Larkspur


Work is set to begin next month on the Larkspur extension and will now include a multi-use path as part of a tentative agreement reached this week between SMART and San Rafael city officials. (Robert Tong/Marin Independent Journal)

Contractors building the Larkspur extension of the SMART train will do double duty to incorporate construction of a bike and pedestrian pathway at the same time, under a tentative agreement reached this week after months of uncertainty.

The agreement, between officials of SMART — or Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit — and the city of San Rafael, covers the area of the pathway from Andersen to Rice drives where the train tracks and the bike path are side by side. Work is set to begin next month and cost the city $4.6 million, plus about $900,000 as a 20 percent contingency — or a total of about $5.47 million.

The rest of the total 1.6-mile bike path, which is not directly adjacent to the SMART extension construction, will be done at a later date.

“This is a success story for the city,” said former Marin County supervisor Steve Kinsey, a consultant to San Rafael on downtown transit issues, in an email. “Against great odds, they met SMART’s requirement to fully design, permit and fund the trail. They absorbed the financial risk for much of the design and environmental clearance.”

Kinsey added that the SMART-San Rafael deal is the first step to “a safe, direct biking route through this area (that) will be well used, with bike commuters being able to get from home to the (Larkspur) ferry faster than by auto.

“Students at Davidson (Middle School in San Rafael) and San Rafael High (School) will also utilize this section of the greenway regularly.”

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SIGN UP FOR THE BUS FROM SONOMA COUNTY MARIN


SIGN UP FOR THE BUS FROM SONOMA COUNTY & MARIN 
MARCH!Sept. 8 – RISE FOR CLIMATE, JOBS AND JUSTICE IN SF

 

Over 150 organizations have already signed on in Northern California alone – and even as far away as LA – for the march just prior to the Global Climate Action Summit to march for climate, social justice, immigration, indigenous rights and much, much more. Get on the bus and come with us to the march! Let’s overflow the streets!

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“The data are clear: When people rely on civil resistance, their size grows.

And when large numbers of people withdraw their cooperation from an oppressive system, the odds are ever in their favor.” – Erica Chenoweth, TEDxBoulder

 

After Bike Rejuvenation!

Do you enjoy riding and training on the infamous roads of Sonoma County? Are you a resident or a visitor hoping to get more out of your training and riding on our beautiful roads? Wishing you could recover quicker, more completely and get more from each workout?

Try a visit during the month of August and take advantage of our After Bike Rejuvenation package. With a bike friendly environment and our unique offering of Cedar Enzyme Baths, Osmosis is an ideal training tool for any cyclist.

Our exceptional spa services and serene meditation garden add up to a fantastic enhancement to your Sonoma cycling experience.

After Bike (or any workout)Rejuvenation Package$249
Maximize your hard work by giving your body a complete and cleansing recovery!

Relax and Revive after a vigorous workout! Begin with a Cedar Enzyme Bath to encourage the release of lactic acid from your muscles while reducing inflammation and increasing mobility.

Choose from one of the following Specialty Modalities: Sports MassageOsmosis Fusion,ShiatsuEssential Meridian Massage or Deep Tissue.

Complete your cleansing recovery with a BRAIN BALANCING 30-minute Hemi-Sync® Sound Therapy in our Hammock Garden.

Extra Bonus when you ride your bike! FREE Pagoda Upgrade!

*Pagoda and Hammock upgrade subject to availability.

APTA: Majority of Americans favor increased public transit funding

Author: Rail News: Passenger Rail

Seventy-four percent of Americans in a recent survey agreed that Congress should boost public transit funding, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) reported yesterday.

Conducted by the Mineta Transportation Institute on APTA’s behalf, the survey also showed that 80 percent of respondents support using tax dollars for creating, expanding and improving public transportation in their communities.

“The nation’s support for public transit continues as Americans have more mobility options such as car- and bike-sharing apps, and as other multi-transit opportunities evolve,” APTA officials said in a press release.

In addition, 80 percent of respondents said public transit is important to communities because it “helps businesses flourish,” according to the survey.

The Mineta survey collected data from 1,201 interviews with individuals across the United States.

APTA officials believe the survey demonstrates that there’s agreement among the public and both houses of Congress to increase public transit investment.

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