Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program Marin County

Transportation Research Board Washington, DC January 11, 2009

Marin County Resident Survey Top Issues in the County
What do you feel are the two biggest issues facing your community?
% % % 3 % 4 % 5 %
48% 21% 9% 8% 8% 7% 7% 6% 5% 5% 5% 3% 8%

6 %

Traffic congestion Lack of affordable housing Inadequate public transportation High cost of living Excessive growth or development Pollution/Preserving environment Education/Inadequate funds Crime rate, drugs & alcoholism Population growth Illegal immigration Bad Infrastructure Lack of funds or services Don't Know/No Answer

Survey conducted by Godbe Research

November 2007








Demand For Travel in Marin Outpaces Growth
Daily Marin County Residents' Trips

800,000 600,000 400,000 200,000 



Growth in Marin County 1990-2005
100% 75%
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Household Growth

Dail Trip Growth

Emplo ment Growth

Source: Transportation Authority of Marin



What it means locally
Focus on motor-vehicle trip reduction strategies rather than recreational opportunities Given the many ideas for projects and programs, what are the most critical and what can be accomplished during the period of the program

Process to Date
Over $220 million in ideas identified in existing plans, through discussion with local agencies, and extensive public outreach Technical but open and transparent process to rank, prioritize, and select projects and programs. $20 million in funds allocated in April, 2007

Primary Network
Infrastructure improvements on the major north-south or east-west corridors $7, 70,000 in funded projects include:
Cal Park Tunnel Pathway (Class I) Puerto Suello ill Pathway (Class I) Commuter Connection- nfrente Road (Class I) Los Ranchitos Connector (Class II) Alameda del Prado (Class II) Northgate Gap Closure (Class II and III) Puerto Suello to Transit Center Connector (Class I) Mahon Creek Path to Transit Center (Class I)

Local/Feeder Network
Infrastructure improvements connecting neighborhoods and community facilities with each other and the Primary Network $ ,700,000 in funded projects include:
Tennessee Valley Pathway (Class I) Doherty Drive Pathway (Class I) Terra Linda/North San Rafael Improvements (Class II/III) Medway Improvements (Class II/III/Sidewalks) County ealth and Wellness Center (facility access) Pastori Sidewalk

Countywide Projects
Typically smaller, dispersed projects in multiple locations such as bike racks, intersection video detection, street striping/stenciling and signage, and neighborhood walkways
Projects in this category determined through a separate process ($ ,972,000 allocated)

Planning Projects
Project ideas which, with additional study and planning, could be sufficiently scoped to be competitive for future funding opportunities. $ ,10 ,000 in funded projects include:
Central Marin Ferry Connection Mill Valley-Corte Madera Bikeway San Rafael-Fairfax Corridor Study Bridgeway Pathway Francisco Blvd. ast Improvements Miller Creek/Las Gallinas Improvements

ducational and outreach programs to encourage bicycling and walking $1,000,000 allocated to programs, including:
Street Smarts traffic calming program Way to Go! (Personal Travel Planning) ngineer s bike/ped facility design training courses Share the Road, Share the Path Informational Booths at vents Safety Campaign Community Walking and Biking Maps Promotion of ealth Benefits Street Skills and Riding with Youth Workshops

Bicycle Collisions & Bicycle Counts in Marin County
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