The National Park Service, the County of Marin, and a number of local community groups are in the process of examining a range of possible operational and physical improvements to mitigate traffic and parking congestion in Muir Woods.
Guided by their Core Values of healthy natural environment with emphasis on conservation, open space, climate protection and sustainability, the Mill Valley City Council has established environmental conservation, traffic mitigation, and effective communication as key issues. The City of Mill Valley has a long-standing commitment when it comes to environmental protection and other sustainability related initiatives, and has a history of encouraging thoughtful transportation planning and multi-modal transportation options.
While the City of Mill Valley has no regulatory authority over the land use and decision-making process in National Park Service lands, City officials are participating in and monitoring the issue and communicating with the National Park Service and County representatives regarding our concerns related to potential traffic and environmental impacts of the proposed options. The City has encouraged National Park Service and County representatives to consider regional impacts to proposed solutions and to extend and enhance their public communication efforts and to ensure that the decision-making process includes all viewpoints.
The following table lists the news updates and correspondence on the matter.
The National Park Service sends informational eNewsletters with information on this topic. Go to their Planning, Projects and Public Involvement page and click on the link to sign up for the notifications.
Further questions and comments may be directed to Linn Walsh, Assistant to the City Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 388-4033.