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Muir Woods Parking and Traffic Management

The National Park Service, the County of Marin, and a number of local community groups are in the process of implementing a  a range of operational and physical improvements to mitigate traffic and parking congestion in Muir Woods. Click here for the latest update.

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.

City News/Event Updates:
January 6, 2016 - Muir Woods Parking and Transportation Update hosted by Supervisors Kate Sears and Steve Kinsey and NPS Superintendent Chris Lehnertz
September 4, 2015 - Update to the Community from Supervisors Kate Sears and Steve Kinsey
May 26, 2015 - Stakeholder Forum on Traffic and Parking Solutions for Muir Woods Visitors and Neighbors. Click here to review the presentation given at the meeting. 
June 16, 2014 - Update on Muir Woods Traffic and Parking Management & Meeting Announcement
January 14, 2014 - Muir Woods Transportation Projects - Update
November 2, 2015 - Letter of Support to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) for the Muir Woods Reservation System Program.
May 19, 2015 - Letter from Mayor Wachtel in Support of Draft MOU
June 2014 - Letter from City Manager McCann to NPS Planner Aviles
May 2014 - Letter from Mayor Moulton-Peters to Superintendent Dean
January 2014 -  Letter from City Manager McCann to Superintendent Dean        
October 2013 - Letter From City Manager McCann to NPS Staff

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 or (415) 388-4033.



Last updated: 12/23/2015 9:40:40 AM