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E-Newsletter       September 2014
In This Issue
Parents - an App for You
Miller Creek Improvements
Bacich Teachers Build Bikes
Action Alert! Safe School Zones
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Family Biking Workshops
Learn to ride with the whole family.  
September 20
Marin General Hospital
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International Walk to School Day October 8th

Family Bike Workshop September 20


Parents - An App for You: KangaDo



We are excited to announce a new  commercial app called KangaDo that can help our school volunteers organize and strengthen walking and biking groups in their schools, as well as carpools and bus buddies. 


KangaDo is an app for Iphone and Android that allows parents to organize their children's activities.  The designers have developed schools and Safe Routes to School specific programs within the app for free.  These allow parents to organize SchoolPools and to communicate with their members on a regular basis. 


This give us an opportunity to not only organize walking and biking groups for our Walk and Roll Wednesdays but to continue to communicate to ensure ongoing participation.  To view more information go to



Mill Valley Gets Safety Improvements



The City of Mill Valley will kick of the first phase of its Miller Avenue Streetscape Project, scheduled for September through October. The City plans to restripe each direction of Miller Avenue between Sunnyside and Millwood Avenues, from two traffic lanes in each direction, to one traffic lane and one buffered bicycle lane in each direction.

In addition to the buffered bike lanes on Miller, the initial phase will also include the installation of rectangular rapid flash beacons in the crosswalk at the intersection of Evergreen and Miller Avenues. These beacons, activated by crosswalk users, will be highly visible to approaching motorists, improving safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

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Bacich Teachers Build Bikes



Teachers at Bacich Elementary spiced up their back to school meeting by building eight new bicycles for donation to the children in the Canal neighborhood In San Rafael. Principal Sally Peck joined with the PTA to purchase the bikes and bring them to the teachers for assembly.


Our lead instructor James "Bikes Green" Sievert was there to check the bikes before handing them over to Tom Wilson, executive director of the Canal Alliance. At the end of the bike build Bacich staff got to hear a brief presentation regarding the services Safe Routes to Schools and the Canal Alliance provide for Marin County. Watch for smiling kids enjoying a roll along the scenic Pickleweed Park Bay Trail soon  


Action Alert!  Support Safe School Zones.



Help us send Governor Brown the message! Share your photo at #SaferSchoolZones 


1. Download your favorite signs 

2. Have fun taking pictures along your route to school

3. Post on Facebook and be sure include "#saferschoolzones" and "@JerryBrownGov


Together we can make walking and biking to school safer for kids

Wild and Scenic Film Festival



Get Inspired!


The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, one of the largest conservation and adventure film festivals in North America, is coming to Marin County and the Bay Area on Tuesday, September 23rd.


The Marin County Bicycle Coalition has selected ten films that range from adventure to social justice creating a program that is full of inspiring films, educational stories, and adventure. Join us for an evening full of breathtaking films that will educate and inspire. This festival will not only take you to some of the most remote and beautiful places on the planet, but introduce you to the magnificent animals that inhabit these places and the courageous individuals who are working to protect and preserve both for future generations. These films instill a deep appreciation and a sense of wonder for the natural world that surrounds and supports us.


Tickets are $20 in advanced, $25 at the door.
Doors open at 7:00 pm and the evening starts promptly at 7:15 pm