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Why spend your vacation days on the road? It’s much more enjoyable to get our of that steel cage on wheels and ride up close to the scenery without the distraction of traffic. Unfortunately, multi-use trail have yet to be connected into a transportation network that would allow an all bicycle vacation without having to ride on roads and streets. That’s why EcoRing is advocating for more, better connected multi-use trails. We must provide alternatives to auto travel.
We envision a web of similar trails for hiking, biking and equestrian use connecting the cities, transit hubs and scenic areas of the North Bay. Read more about the possibilities.
Travel down the beautiful Russian River by canoe or kayak. Explore the salt marshes where the Petaluma River flows out into the San Francisco Bay. EcoRing advocates for watercraft facilities that would allow multi-day trips via watercraft. Read more.
Electric vehicle charging stations are becoming common in cities, but they are still hard to find in rural areas. EcoRing is advocating for ‘trails’ of charging stations that will allow EV access to beautiful but more remote areas such as the Sonoma and Marin Coast and the San Joaquin Delta. Find out more.
Rail travel provides a comfortable and permanent alternative to freeways and car-travel. EcoRing has long served on the Board of Friends of SMART, the citizens group that placed the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) project on the ballet and lobbied for its ultimate passage. Ultimately, SMART will run from Cloverdale to Larkspur. A shuttle connection currently connects the San Rafael station to the Golden Gate Ferry terminal for water travel to San Francisco.
We also advocate for interconnecting SMART stations with Sonoma and Marin’s multi-use trail network, providing shuttle service to tourist destinations, connecting SMART commuter service to the Amtrak Capitol Corridor service via existing rails to Suisun Fairfield Station and for an east-west electric streetcar line connecting Oakmont to Sebastopol via the Railroad Square SMART station in downtown Santa Rosa. We also support the Petaluma Trolley Project.