Marin scores another $6 million for bike paths (Marin Independent Journal)

Marin has landed additional bike bucks, more than $6 million worth. The extra money designated for Marin County bicycle and pedestrian programs was included as part of a $15 billion bill signed by President Obama last month that extended federal highway and transit programs through Dec. 31. That is on top of $25 million in federal dollars the county received in 2005 as part of the "Non-motorized Transportation Pilot Program" to evaluate whether construction of bicycle and pedestrian facilities, along with educational and outreach programs, can encourage bicycling and walking as a way to cut car trips. Read more...