MCBC Efforts Pay Off Grand Opening Festival Celebrates Miller Avenue Transformation
After nearly nine years of planning, design, and construction, Mill Valley City officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and festival to celebrate the completion of the Miller Avenue Streetscape Project on Saturday, November 4.
The 1.8 mile project includes significant upgrades for people walking and bicycling, highlighted by continuous buffered bicycle lanes between Camino Alto and Downtown Mill Valley, as well as several treatments that calm traffic and make pedestrians more visible as they cross the street.
MCBC has been heavily involved in the project from its conception. In 2010, we urged the Design Advisory Committee to incorporate buffered – rather than standard – bike lanes to make the street more appealing to people of all ages and abilities. Just this year, we fought to keep improvements on the table at the Almonte intersection, then played a key role in a successful campaign to close the only gap in buffered bike lanes through the Parkway section.
Safe Routes to School Instructor James Sievert leads a group down Miller Avenue during MillerFest on November 4, 2017.
“We’re delighted by Miller Avenue’s transformation into a street that people of all ages can enjoy on foot or by bike,” said Bjorn Griepenburg, MCBC’s Policy and Planning Director. “This goes to show that you can balance the needs of all roadway users with great results.”
“Congratulations to the City of Mill Valley on the delivery of a wonderful project that will be appreciated for many years to come,” said Jim Elias, MCBC’s Executive Director added.