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Update on Muir Woods Traffic and Parking Management - Meeting Announcement
Posted Date: 6/16/2014

Update on Recent Communications

In April 2014 the National Park Service released the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Muir Woods National Monument Final General Management Plan (GMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

Mill Valley City officials were concerned to see that the GMP/EIS included a proposed option of a permanent parking lot and park-run shuttle stop located on Panoramic Highway. Mayor Moulton Peters wrote a letter to Park Superintendent Dean expressing concern at this development.

In May, 2014, Superintendent Dean wrote a letter to Congressman Jared Huffman asserting that the NPS does not have any plans or intentions to build a parking lot at this site, and communicated his intention to add language to the Record of Decision for the GMP that clarifies that there will be no parking lot on Panoramic Highway.

In late May, 2014, NPS planners met with Mayor Stephanie Moulton-Peters and City Manager Jim McCann to discuss and address the City's concerns.  In early June, 2014, NPS representatives gave a brief presentation on the topic of parking and congestion at the June 2 City Council Meeting, and the City Manager wrote a letter thanking NPS representatives for their recent efforts to be responsive to Mill Valley concerns.

For more information about the issue, click here.


Save the Date For a Public Meeting
Muir Woods Reservation System for Parking & Shuttles

The National Park Service invites the community to a public meeting about a proposed reservation system for parking and shuttles to manage traffic congestion and visitation at Muir Woods. This meeting follows an initial public scoping meeting held on September 18, 2013 at the Tam Valley Elementary School. Representatives from the County of Marin and California State Parks plan to attend and participate in the meeting.

Meeting Details:
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm 
Location: Tam Valley Community Center
203 Marin Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941

The concept for a parking lot on Panoramic Highway at Homestead Hill has been eliminated from further consideration.

More information will be available on the project website before the meeting.

This is a National Park Service meeting. To request alternate formats of this email, or general accessibility information, please visit the NPS accessibility website, email goga_accessibility@nps.gov or call (415) 561-4958. Individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf/blind or have speech disabilities may utilize the Federal Relay Service number (800) 877-8339.