In Marin / CONVERSATION
deal with automobile traffic. How is that
going? Marin’s North-South Greenway is a
bold vision led by supporters such as Patrick
Seidler ( Transportation Alternatives for
Marin), Marin Bicycle Coalition founder Chris
Lang, the late Deb Hubsmith (Marin County
Bicycle Coalition), bike builder Joe Breeze, the
late Supervisor Charles McGlashan, former
Supervisor Steve Kinsey and county staff such
as Dan Dawson, Bill Whitney, Craig Tackabery
and many others. Credit also goes to active
members of the public, local organizations
such as the Marin County Bicycle Coalition,
local elected officials and the county’s staff.
New segments such as the Cal Park Tunnel
and East Sir Francis Drake Bike Bridge see a
steady stream of bicyclists and walkers. And
a new North-South Greenway link currently
under design will go over Corte Madera Creek
to connect with the Larkspur Bike Path, which
will close a major gap. Once it’s completed,
many Marinites will have a safe way to get to
work, school, transit, ferries or shopping or
simply have a place to exercise separated from
How about the bike and pedestrian pathway
that was promised to run alongside the SMART
train’s rail line from Santa Rosa to Larkspur?
What is its progress in Marin? That is slowly
being designed and constructed. People can see
a segment under construction now between
Second Street and the Andersen Drive/Cal Park
Tunnel stretch in San Rafael. Another new segment was constructed in Terra Linda recently.
The remainder requires funding, which is
actively being sought by local agencies.
Cal Park Tunnel? Camino Alto Tunnel? Bike
sharing in Marin? Electric bikes? What are
your thoughts on these and other bike-related
topics? The future of transportation is very
exciting in Marin County. Our local funding
agency, Transportation Authority of Marin
(TAM), has been tremendously effective in
using our sales tax measure and state and
federal funding to plan, design, and implement projects and programs such as Cal Park
Tunnel and our Safe Routes to School program. The partially collapsed old Alto railroad
tunnel between Mill Valley and Corte Madera
— a direct and level connection — was studied
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