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Mill Valley Task Force Applies for Bicycle Friendly Community Designation

In November 2017, the Mill Valley City Council adopted the 2017 Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan with the goal of making our community safer for bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists, and in March of this year, the City formed a Task Force to address this goal. The Task Force includes Mayor Stephanie Moulton-Peters, members from the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, along with support from Safe Routes to School and other bicycle and pedestrian organizations.

The Task Force will assist in the City’s application for a 'Bicycle Friendly Community' designation from the League of American Bicyclists, Bicycle Friendly America (BFA) program. The program provides assistance, and recognition for communities to make bicycling a real transportation and recreation option for all people.

Should we receive this designation, we will join many Bay Area designated communities, and would be the first community with the designation in Marin County. 

The City has accomplished a number of bicycle friendly initiatives, including the 2 mile re-vamp of Miller Avenue, Camino Alto, and several other bike and pedestrian improvement throughout the City. Bicycle Friendly Communities are designated when a community is shown to provide the 5 E’s of bike infrastructure: Enforcement, Education, Engineering, Evaluation and Encouragement.

The City seeks to undergo this evaluation process to better understand the strengths and opportunities in Mill Valley, as well as to better position the City to receive further grant funding for bicycle infrastructure projects. 

If you have any questions about the Bike Friendly Task Force or the League of American Bicyclists’ application, please reach out to the task force at bikefriendlymillvalley@gmail.com.