Report: Marin among riskiest California counties for bicyclists, pedestrians


Marin bicyclists and pedestrians, particularly walkers over 65, are more likely to be involved in a road accident than their counterparts in other California counties.

Those are some of the findings in a new five-year survey of road accidents that occurred throughout Marin County and its 11 municipalities.

The report, prepared with the help of public works directors throughout the county and paid for mostly by a $554,500 state grant, was presented to the Board of Supervisors last week. The jurisdictions chipped in to provide a required $55,000 in local matching funds.

“Each year 44 collisions where someone is killed or severely injured occur on local roads in the Marin County region,” Bob Goralka, the county’s principal civil engineer, told supervisors.

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