11:00am - 2:00pm Al Boro Community Center
50 Canal Street, San Rafael, CA
Date: Saturday, May 12
Location: Pickleweed Park Community Center
Distance: 7-mile ride
Bring: Bike, helmet, lunch, water & sunscreen
This tour will focus on San Rafael’s canal district and its regional connectivity with a ride along the Bay Trail, Marin County North-South Greenway, and proposed new bikeways throughout the neighborhood designed to create safe local routes for walking and biking. We will look at ways in which bicycling infrastructure can be combined with levee systems, habitat restoration, and stormwater capture technologies. A bicycle pit stop along our route will allow the group to prototype a bike-friendly plaza over lunch.
Modeled after the “pedal-ins” of the 1960s, this ride will feature a series of talks that explore the ways in which cycling can be a part of mitigating and adapting to climate change. We will discuss plans for a growing regional bike network and how it may serve the goals of emergency preparedness. Participants will have the opportunity to respond to San Rafael’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, currently under development, to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and grow active transportation locally. This tour is part of the Living With Water series, created by the Studio for Urban Projects, as collaborators on the Bionic Team, for the Bay Area Resilient By Design Challenge. It is open to the public and free of charge.
- Omar Carrera, Executive Director, Canal Alliance
- Kim Baenisch, Executive Director, Trips for Kids, Marin
- Lauren Davini, Traffic Engineer, City of San Rafael and liaison to the Bike Ped Advisory Committee
- Bjorn Griepenburg, Policy & Planning Director, Marin County Bicycle Coalition
- Jeremy Lowe, Senior Environmental Scientist, Resilient Landscapes Program Director, San Francisco Estuary Institute
- Karen Wiener, Founder of The New Wheel electric bicycle shop
- Claire Weisz, Principal-in-Charge, WXY Studio
More information & registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/living-with-water-bike-the-canal-tickets-44348237773.