New report to Congress shows: Marin is helping cool the planet
The US DOT recently presented Congress with an interim report on the progress of the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program. The report reveals that eastern Marin residents walk and bike 13.6% (compared to the national average of 9.5%). In eastern Marin alone, this increase in walking and biking trips means:
Marin County Supervisor Steve Kinsey notes that, "This program, and its legacy, will change the face of transportation in communities across the country. Its contribution, and that of walking and bicycling, to the nation's fight against global warming will be notable."
Update (3/18/08): The Twin Cities Times published an article on the interim report as well.
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