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On the Road……WalkBikeMarin @ County Fair

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WalkBikeMarin Display at Marin County Fair

WalkBikeMarin Display at Marin County Fair

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The company I’m working with this summer, Alta Planning + Design, is deeply involved as a consultant in a $25 million federal pilot project to test the effectiveness of using federal funds to increase the modal share of bicycling and walking. The mechanism to accomplish these goals is infrastructure improvements and public education.

So I spent a day at the Marin County Fair sharing information about the program with fair goers.

Here’s a link to a comprehensive list of bicycle projects underway in Marin and, just for fun, here’s a few comparative statistics (from Alliance for Walking and Biking):

  • The Netherlands invests about $39/resident on bicycling and walking compared to $1.50/resident for the U.S.
  • Their share of bicycling trips is 27%; ours is 1%.

Written by fridaycyclotouriste

July 5th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

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  1. Today I found your site and spent a few hours perusing it.Really enjoyed your street level documentary of life in your area.The you tube clips were great, now I’ll jump on my trusty steed and go and have a cappucino, keep up the good work.


    9 Jul 10 at 7:06 pm

  2. llewellyn/ what great feedback. so nice. thanks and enjoy the good life!

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