Marin County's flagship initiative through the NTPP is WalkBikeMarin, which aims to make Marin more healthy, livable and environmentally sustainable by encouraging walking and bicycling as everyday transportation options. The EHEI award in the Education and Training Programs category honored WalkBikeMarin for "using a range of education and encouragement activities to promote walking and bicycling."
"This award highlights Marin County's success at maximizing the synergy between infrastructure investment and education in implementing the NTPP program to accomplish a shift from auto transportation to walking and biking," says Marianne Fowler, senior vice president of federal relations for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC).
EHEI awards recognize outstanding examples of transportation projects that either create or improve conditions for human activities while protecting the natural environment. Ten projects received EHEI recognition nationwide.
You can find detailed updates and fact sheets on NTPP accomplishments in all four communities at RTC's website.
Posted Tue, Oct 5 2010 9:38 AM by Karl Wirsing (RTC) Filed under: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, marin county, nonmotorized transportation pilot program, u.s. department of transportation, walkbikemari