Safety Committees

The Amazing Bus Race

Bay Area Boosts SRTS

Exercise Can Change your DNA

A Traffic Playground from Copenhagen

Youth Conference

Spare the Air Youth will be holding its second annual Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference Saturday, February 7, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Family Biking and Bike Mobile

Receive free service on your child's bike and learn valuable skills on biking together

Location:Mill Valley Middle Schoolblack-top

Date:Friday, March 27, 2015

Bike Mobile:2:45 to 5:45pm pre-registration requiredFamily Biking workshop: 3:30 to 5:30

 

Protect Your Bike
from Theft

Marin County Sheriff’s Office Bicycle Registry Program is a free law enforcement service database of bicycles so that in the event of loss or theft, the likelihood of recovery will increase. It will take 1 min to register. Register online now.


 


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NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

Marin City Kids Get a Valentine: New Bikes


Marin City children received new Diamondback Junior Viper Bikes thanks to Turning Wheels and Corporate Visions. They partner to lead team building workshops building the bikes and then give the bikes away. Performing Stars of Marin City was the lucky recipient and they, in turn contacted MLK school to offer the bikes. Safe Routes to Schools provided instruction for the students during class time and on Saturday, February 14 before leading them on a bike ride to test out their new bikes.


Safety Neighborhoods


Safe Neighborhood committees are cropping up across the Ross Valley. Led by Supervisor Katie Rice's office, these committees are bringing together neighborhood groups, Safe Routes volunteers and school officials, law enforcement and county public works staff to address speeding and other unsafe driving behavior.

 

Committees have formed in Sleepy Hollow in San Anselmo (Brookside and Hidden Valley Schools), Oak Manor Drive in Fairfax (Manor School) and McAllister Street in Kentfield (Bacich and Kent Schools). In Sleepy Hollow the Safe Corridor committee is looking into vinyl banners with fun and suggestive safety messages.  There have been several vehicle collisions at the curve of Oak Manor and the group is exploring similar safety campaigns to those of Sleepy Hollow.

 

McAllister street residents have requested no stopping and no parking signage during school hours, and they want to explore making McAllister one way.   Safe Routes to Schools applauds Supervisor Rice for initiating these safety efforts in her district.

 


Bolstering Support for the Bay Area's Regional Safe Routes to School Program

In December, the staff from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Programming and Allocations Committee proposed extending the Regional Safe Routes to School (RSRTS) program by one year, but at half the funding ($2.7 million as opposed to the current annual allocation of $5 million) to respond to a shortfall in federal funds. Led by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, advocates weighed in that the RSTS is vital to support the health, safety, and education of children. Commissioners added that the RSTS helps MTC meet its adopted health, safety, and climate change goals. In the end, commissioners voted unanimously to direct MTC staff to make up the $2.3 million shortfall and present options for doing so to the commission within six months as part of a broader discussion of the next cycle of RSTS and One Bay Area Grant funding. More info.

 

Family Biking Workshops:

Mill Valley Friday, March 27 3:30 pm
Bay Area Bike Mobile will be offering free bike safety checks and repairs from 2:45-5:30pm. Register in advance or first come/first served after 3:15pm. Space limited

San Anselmo Saturday April 25 10 am

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February Blog

Safer Streets Throughout Marin

Based on the outstanding efforts of parent volunteers, team leaders, Task Force members, and staff at various jurisdictions, much has been done to increase green trips in Marin County, including the planning, design and construction of numerous infrastructure improvements. In fact, over $20 million in SR2S infrastructure projects Continue reading



The Amazing Bus Race

 


Students from the Terra Linda High School of Environmental Leadership hosted the Amazing Bus Race, Transportation Nation, event on Saturday, December 6.

The race followed weeks of preparation with presentations to 120 of their peers on the benefits of using public transit and some tools for using transit. The event had eight teams with 32 student participants.

Every team took a minimum of two Marin Transit buses and learned how to use Google Maps to plan for bus routes/times and how to use Day Passes / transit passes. The winning team of four students won GoPro Cameras. Additionally, students used a Spin the Wheel game to educate an estimated 60 community members on Marin Transit while the race was occurring.

This program is funded by a Spare the Air Youth grant and Marin Safe Routes to Schools.