Challenges

Giving families choice in how they get around town for work, school and recreation. All users need to be able to move safely around town, with room for all: kids, parents and elders; walking, biking, driving, or using wheelchairs.

History

Fairfax was built as a walk-able community, with train service and very few cars. Pedestrian trails were laid out in the hills, to augment our streets. I piloted Safe Routes to Schools, which helped to build some infrastructure for pedestrians and bikes, and is ongoing. I have worked to plan and finance enhancements of our Parkade, and downtown sidewalks.

Solutions

I am closely engaged in moving forward with the rebuilding of the trail and steps infrastructure, and working with neighbors' input to identify and prioritize gaps.  I continue to work to make the roads safe for pedestrians and cyclists, including our children, older residents and visitors to our community.  As a Commissioner on the Transportation Authority of Marin, I am working to enhance public transit, yellow school buses, and ride sharing.