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The City of San Rafael celebrates Pride Month

Living with Water: Bike the Canal

MayMay 12 2018

11:00am - 2:00pm Albert J. Boro Community Center

50 Canal Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

Bike the Canal

Date: Saturday, May 12

Location: Pickleweed Park Community Center

Time: 11:00am-2:00pm

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.


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