Rail History Bike Tour

Join EcoRing for a socially distanced cycling fundraiser ride along the historic route of the North Pacific Coast Railroad.

About this Event

Learn the colorful history of the narrow-gauge steam-powered North Pacific Coast Railroad as we ride its route near the Russian River and beneath the redwoods.  Compare historic photos with the present day conditions and dream of a future trail.  This event is a fundraiser to support our advocacy to convert the original right-of-way to a multi-use pathway.

March 28, 2021:  Route guided by Rick Coates: Duncans Mills to Occidental and back

https://www.strava.com/routes/2801657263824934144

Advanced Route guided by Sara Baughn: Duncans Mills to Occidental– loop to ocean/Highway 1 and back to Duncans Mills on River Rd

https://www.strava.com/routes/2801657646457293152

Ride with Rick Coates, Environmentalist of the Year, to learn more about the railroad and EcoRing’s proposed 84-mile Sonoma Marin Adventure Trail.

Get your tickets here.

Pastries and coffee available Duncans Mills.  Buy your own lunch in Occidental or bring a sack lunch.  Bring your own bike and helmet or rental bikes are available starting at $40 through Getaway Adventures.  Make bike reservation two weeks in advance by calling our partner Getaway Adventures at (800) 499-2453.

Sonoma Marin Adventure Trail

The San Anselmo Inn is open!—Come and stay in our great town in the heart of Marin

 

We are excited to finally accept guests, both new and those who have become our friends and family over the years.

We have renovated many rooms, our lobby to allow contactless check-ins, and we will continue to remain focused on providing the best service while keeping our employees and our guests safe and  healthy.

Our own Valenti & Co and all other San Anselmo restaurants offer outdoor dining, including the week-end “dine on the ave”
pedestrians only on San Anselmo Avenue.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

(415) 455 5366
www.sananselmoinn.com

Climate Friday Town Hall

Friday, September 25, 11 AM – 12 PM

Clean, accessible transportation– we all depend on it!

Join Terea Macomber, Electric Vehicle Director, Grid Alternatives, and Woody Hastings, Energy Program Manager, The Climate Center for a conversation about the challenges and opportunities in securing equitable, clean transportation policies and infrastructure, with moderator, CEO Ellie Cohen.

Terea and Woody will share their expertise about the fundamental need for reliable transportation- from public transport to personal vehicles and bikes—to ensure a functional society, how transportation policies have often been used to marginalize lower-income communities and communities of color, and how, working together, we can secure accessible, clean transportation for everyone. With transportation the single largest measured source of greenhouse gases in California, a rapid transition to greenhouse gas-free, equitable mobility is a key goal of The Climate Center’s Climate-Safe California campaign. We hope you will join us!

Register here.

 

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Seattle Joins the Rush to Slow Down Traffic on City Streets

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Seattle is sprouting. Census Bureau figures released earlier this year show that the city added 15,000 people between summer 2017 and summer 2018, a 2.1 percent jump from the prior year, marking the Emerald City as the nation’s second-fastest-growing large city. Construction of multifamily units is down slightly over last year, but the cranes are still swinging and the jackhammers still jacking: By July of this year, the city had issued permits for 15,000 apartment units.

Jim Curtain puts it more succinctly. “The building out here is going gangbusters,” he says.

So it’s curious, perhaps, that Curtain, the director of the project development division at Seattle’s Department of Transportation, is helping to slow the city down. Way down. This week, the DOT, along with Mayor Jenny Durkan, said it plans to lower the speed limit on all major roads to 25 mph, down from 40 mph in some places. Many residential streets in the city already top out at 20 mph.

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https://www.wired.com/story/seattle-joins-rush-slow-traffic-city-streets/?utm_campaign=citylab-daily-newsletter&utm_medium=email&silverid=%%RECIPIENT_ID%%&utm_source=newsletter

 

Lighting of the Sonoma Plaza Saturday, November 16, 2019 – 5:00pm

The town of Sonoma kicks off the holiday season with an evening of live music and performances, food trucks, special holiday displays, and a quarter-million sparkling lights around the historic plaza. The lights and festive atmosphere can be enjoyed daily through the season.

Location
Historic Sonoma Plaza
1 Sonoma Plaza
Sonoma, California, United States 95476
Contact :Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau