As part of a larger effort to increase safety and enjoyment on the Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway, the County of Marin, the City of Mill Valley and the Marin County Bicycle Coalition are re-launching the Share the Path public awareness campaign.
This campaign aims to improve awareness, safety, access, and enjoyment for users of multiuse pathways across Marin County. The campaign also includes continued outreach tabling at the Sycamore roundabout, an “I Share” pledge, classroom education on safety provided by Safe Routes to School, speed feedback signs on the path, and continued enforcement of speed limits.
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.
Bold, temporary signs designed to capture attention will be installed along the path through October 8 in coordination with Back to School on Aug. 26 and International Walk & Roll to School Day on Oct. 7.
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.
As part of a larger maintenance project to improve safety and functionality of the path, the City of Mill Valley also 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.
Representatives for Share The Path will be at the Sycamore Avenue roundabout (near Camino Alto) on Aug. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., on Sept. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., on Oct. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., and on Oct. 7 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
For more information, go to sharethepathmarin.org