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Visit us on the path to learn more and sign the pledge!

October 24 | 8:30am – 11:30am, Sycamore Roundabout

Share the Path Survey

Please take the survey! It will Survey Button help us assess the effectiveness of this campaign over time. Share any additional thoughts regarding the Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway and the Share the Path campaign by emailing sharethepath@marincounty.org. Thank you.

Multiuse paths are for everyone.

If all path users follow a few simple ground-rules, pay attention, and communicate with each other, we can all use the path to have fun and get where we’re going safely.

These rules apply to everyone!

USE SAFE SPEEDS

Different path users travel at different speeds. Travel at speeds that allow you to react in time for who or what might come

KEEP RIGHT, PASS LEFT

No matter which way you’re going on a shared path, keep to the right. Faster users should pass on the left.

DON’T BLOCK THE PATH

Keep things moving in both directions and make sure there’s room for others to pass. Please don’t stop on the path or travel more than two abreast.

CALL OUT WHEN PASSING

Tell them you’re coming! If you want to pass, clearly and politely communicate your plans to other users so that they have time to react.

LOOK & LISTEN

Pay attention. The first defense against accidents is being aware of your surroundings. Put your headphones and phone away so you can hear others who may want to pass.

USE LIGHTS AT NIGHT

Be visible in the dark! Lights and reflectors on pedestrians, bikes, and pets let other users see where you are, especially at night or when visibility is poor. Wear reflective clothing.

About the campaign

Share the Path was initiated by a partnership among the County of Marin, City of Mill Valley, and the Marin County Bicycle Coalition. While partners were already working to improve safety, a serious accident on the Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway in September 2014 underscored the need for immediate action. This campaign aims to improve awareness, safety, access, and enjoyment for users of multiuse pathways across Marin County.

This information is brought to you by a partnership between: County of Marin, City of Mill Valley, and the Marin County Bicycle Coalition. The campaign is funded by Measure A, the Marin Parks, Open Space and Farmland Preservation Transactions and Use Tax Ordinance of 2012.

News from the path

Share the Path is one of four initiatives that the partnership is taking to improve access and safety on the Mill Valley/Sausalito multiuse pathway. Other initiatives include physical improvements to the pathway; regulatory changes including an enlarged “slow zone” of 10 mph adjacent to Bayfront Park; and increased enforcement of safety rules and regulations.

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Pathway improvements underway A roundabout intersection was completed in March 2015 at a high-use junction at the eastern edge of Sycamore Avenue on the Mill Valley/Sausalito multiuse pathway—the first of its kind on any Marin pathway. The roundabout, located in one of the busiest stretches of the multiuse pathway network, is designed to help slow people down and minimize user conflicts. Construction of the roundabout was funded in part by Parks and Open Space Measure A dollars as well as County National Model Program funds.

Part of a larger maintenance project to improve safety and functionality of the path, the roundabout is the second in a series of pathway improvements. Last summer the City of Mill Valley added a multiuse pathway alongside the east end of Sycamore Avenue, which allowed users coming from Camino Alto to more easily connect with the main pathway. Additional improvements to the pathway include the application of street graphics depicting traffic flow and pedestrian crossing treatments in key locations.

Partner organizations

COUNTY OF MARIN

The mission of the County of Marin is to provide excellent services that support healthy, safe, and sustainable communities, preserve Marin’s unique environmental heritage, and encourage meaningful participation in the governance of the county by all. The County of Marin is overseen by an elected five-member Board of Supervisors. County departments partnering in this effort include:

Marin County Board of Supervisors >>

County of Marin Department of Public Works >>

Marin County Parks >>

Marin County Sheriff’s Office >>

CITY OF MILL VALLEY

The mission of the City of Mill Valley is to provide a full range of municipal services to residents and businesses in accordance with the general plan and City Council policy and direction. City of Mill Valley departments partnering in this effort include:

City of Mill Valley Police Department >>

City of Mill Valley Public Works >>

Mill Valley Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) >>

Mill Valley City Council >>

CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL

The mission of the California Highway Patrol is to provide the highest level of safety, service, and security to the people of California.

MARIN COUNTY BICYCLE COALITION

The Marin County Bicycle Coalition’s (MCBC) mission is to promote safe bicycling for everyday transportation and recreation. Since 1998, MCBC has worked to improve Marin County’s roads, multiuse pathways, and off-road facilities for cyclists and pedestrians with a goal of 20% of all trips in Marin to be made by walking or bicycling by 2020.

SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL

The Transportation Authority of Marin administers Safe Routes to School (SR2S) programs to promote walking, bicycling, taking transit or carpooling to school; planning safer walking and bicycling routes to schools; funding the construction of safe pathways to school; and providing crossing guards at major intersections.

Questions about the campaign?

Or are you interested in implementing a Share the Path campaign in your community? Contact us at sharethepath@marincounty.org