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Bicycle Path and Tennis Courts Improvements to the Next Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting
Posted Date: 6/27/2014

   Bike Path Roundabout v100

Parks and Recreation
Commission Meeting

July 9, 2014
7:00 pm
City Hall
26 Corte Madera Ave

The City of Mill Valley would like to inform the community of two important items that will be discussed at the upcoming Parks and Recreation Meeting on Wednesday, July 9 at 7:00 pm. Commissioners will discuss the County of Marin Bicycle Project at Bayfront Park and Boyle Park Tennis Courts Renovation Project.

Bicycle Project at Bayfront Park
The Bicycle Project at Bayfront Park is proposed by the County of Marin to construct a bicycle roundabout at the entrance to Bayfront Park at Sycamore Avenue to provide better safety for bicyclists and pedestrians in this high-use area. City officials would like to gain public input on this proposal which will be referred to County staff for final design considerations.

The north-south Sausalito-Mill Valley Bike Path is a County facility and sees up to 5000 users per day, including commuters, school children and recreational hikers and bikers. Unfortunately, many bikers travel at high rates of speed, which causes conflicts along the path and especially at this high-use intersection. Construction is anticipated to begin in September 2014 and shall be completed before January 30, 2015 to avoid the clapper rail nesting season.

This project will come on the heels of two major bike and pedestrian infrastructure projects coordinated by the City: Sycamore Avenue Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project and the Camino Alto, Miller Avenue/Almonte Boulevard Improvement Project. The roundabout project will complete the direct link to the multi-use path and improve the central connections for users of the paths from all different directions.

To learn more, please download the Staff Report and attachments, which include plans and pictures of the proposed infrastructure improvements.

Boyle Park Tennis Courts Renovation Project
The City and the community have come together over the last few years to make this important capital improvement project manifest in securing the necessary funding to renovate all five tennis courts in fall of 2014. Through an extensive public process, including working with stakeholder groups and holding neighborhood meetings, City staff has developed final construction plans and specifications in recent months. Design elements include the installation of new lights, which will replace the existing inefficient and glaring lights with modern court lighting.

Parks and Recreation Commissioners will hear an update at the July 9 meeting on the final design, bid specifications and construction plans and timeline. The staff report for this item will be available soon. The item will then go to the City Council at their July 21 meeting for their review and approval. To learn more, please download the letter that was sent prior to the recent neighborhood meeting.

The City of Mill Valley values a balanced, inclusive, and open approach to decision-making processes and encourages citizen participation. There are options for you to provide input, including:

  • Attend the next upcoming Parks and Recreation Commission meeting on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm at City Hall, 26 Corte Madera Ave. The meeting will also be webcast live and recorded for on-demand viewing.
  • Send written comments via postal mail to Tim McSorley, Supervising Senior Engineer, City Hall, 26 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941.
  • Send written comments via email to  

We thank you in advance for your constructive input to help guide the process, and we look forward to hearing from you either in-person at the July 9 meeting or via written comments.