Hundreds Turn Out for MillerFest - a Community Celebration of the New Miller Ave
On Saturday, November 4th, hundreds of Mill Valley residents joined their neighbors, local merchants and City officials to celebrate the new Miller Avenue with a ribbon cutting ceremony, live performances, walking and bike tours, music and lots of fun for the whole family.
"We should all feel very proud of this accomplishment," Mayor Jessica Sloan said. "This achievement is the result of the entire community working together to create something beautiful," she said.
The purpose of MillerFest was to celebrate the completion of the Miller Avenue Streetscape Project and thank all those involved over the years, educate folks about the new safety, ecological, and multimodal transit improvements on Miller Avenue, and to encourage the community to support the local Miller Ave businesses.
We want to thank the following for their contribution to the event and for making it so successful:
- Loose with the Truth for the great music
- The Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce & Fort Point Beer Co. for the Beer Garden
- Mill Valley Refuse Service for the sanitation station
- Antone’s East Coast Subs, Extreme Pizza , Swirl and Whole Foods for the delicious food, snacks and treats
- Tony Boyd, for leading the Miller Avenue Nature Hike
- Mill Valley Historical Society for the Miller Avenue History Walk
- The Free Walking Boot Camp with Coach Tilda
- Arts Commission and Parks and Recreation Commission for hosting the Bike decorating station and contest
- Safe Routes to Schools for the Bike Blender and the Miller Avenue Family Bike Ride
- Girl Scouts for the face painting
- Tam Bikes for the bike maintenance station and showcasing new eBikes and cargo bikes
- Vanguard Properties & 4LEAF Construction Management for the free Pedicab rides
- Marin County Bike Coalition for the bike parking racks
- Happy Feet Dance School for the great performance
- Golden Gate Transit & Marin Transit for bringing buses to explore
- Conservation Corps of the North Bay for the trash/recycling/copost stations
- PG&E, Clean Mill Valley, Emergency Preparedness Commission and the Marin Municipal Water District for info tables
The Miller Avenue Streetscape Project included major improvements on 1.8 miles of Miller Ave from Almonte to Sunnyside. Improvements covered elements both above and below ground – from sewers to streetlights. Funding for the improvements came from several sources, with the majority from Measure A, administered by the Transportation Authority of Marin.
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