A “Walking Action Plan” for Marin City and Sausalito, CA

  • Mitigate and reduce injuries in all age groups, especially the elderly, that result from falls and cycling accidents
  • Leverage cross-generational knowledge and energy to facilitate new programs and build on others to connect residents to a healthier lifestyle and to each other
  • Advocate for the types of budgets needed to provide equitable infrastructure in the “94965” community
  • Identify and participate in the mitigation of barriers that prevent residents from sharing the equitable means and benefits of durable solutions


Sausalito is a maritime community built along the shore of Richardson Bay, a shallow and ecologically rich arm of San Francisco Bay. The city has mostly hilly terrain, with most residences located along steep, narrow and winding roads.

Bridgeway is a flat main thoroughfare that runs north-south and connects to Highway 101 (and an intercity bike path) at its northern end, and the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands to the south.

The nearby town of Marin City is a valley community that was developed to house shipbuilding workers who came to California during World War II. After the war, several multi-unit buildings were developed for public housing, including the historic Golden Gate Village complex designed by Aaron Green, a protege of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Sausalito’s population is just over 7,100 people. Marin City has a population of 3,173 people. Sausalito is 92% white. Marin City is more racially and ethnically diverse. The median age in Marin City is 38.5. In Sausalito, it’s 55.9. The percentage of people living below the federal poverty level in Marin City is 22.8%, in Sausalito it is 5%.

The two communities are separated by the 101 freeway with the only access via a tunnel under the freeway.

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