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How The Humble Bicycle Can Save Our Cities

Mikael Colville-Andersen rides his bike everywhere in Copenhagen, but he would never introduce himself as a cyclist. “I’m just one of the 400,000 people riding a bike in this city because it makes our daily lives more effective,” he tells Fast Company.

The founder of Copenhagenize, a design studio that specializes in bike infrastructure, as well as several blogs about urban cycling, Colville-Andersen is well-versed in what makes a city good for cycling, and cycling good for cities. His new book, Copenhagenize: The Definitive Guide to Global Bicycle Urbanism, “is a way to bring it all together,” he says.

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Update on County Bridge Programs

The County has received approximately $15 million in federal funding, Highway Bridge Program Funds, to replace five bridges and rehabilitate another in various parts of Marin County. The funding is administered through the Caltrans Local Assistance Program.

These federal grant funds will be used to conduct environmental studies, perform public outreach, secure permits, perform right-of-way services, develop engineering plans, and to construct each of these bridges.

For more information please visit the project websites:

  • Mountain View Road Bridge is located in Lagunitas over San Geronimo Creek at the intersection of Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Visit the project web page for more information.
  • Nicasio Valley Road Bridge is located over Arroyo Nicasio Creek near the intersection with Lucas Valley Road. Visit the project web page for more information.
  • Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Bridge is located in Point Reyes Station over Olema Creek just west of State Highway 1. Visit the project web page for more information.
  • Muir Woods Road Bridge is located over Redwood Creek near the main entrance to Muir Woods National Monument. Visit the project web page for more information.
  • San Antonio Bridge is located in northernmost Novato over San Antonio Creek at the Marin-Sonoma County line. Visit the project web page for more information.
  • Mt. Lassen Drive Bridge is located in Marinwood over Miller Creek near the intersection with Lucas Valley Road. Visit the project web page for more information.

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Funds to add SMART service from San Rafael to Larkspur

A government agency has committed $4 million dollars to add  a 1.6-mile stretch  SMART service from San Rafael to Larkspur.  It will close a crucial gap in the North-South Greenway providing an opportunity for commuters who bike and walk. It’s also an important part of Safe Routes to Schools.”

Transportation Authority of Marin officials said they would prioritize the southern bike-way segment in applying for future grant opportunities. A state bridge toll increase plan will likely go to voters in June.