Posted Apr 22, 2014

Caltrans will close Lane #1 of SR-160  in Antioch, in the northbound direction between SR-4 and the 18th Street/Main Street off-ramp on Thursday evening, April 24, from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am. Calrtrans and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) are constructing two new connector ramps, one connecting westbound Highway 4 to northbound SR-160, and one connecting southbound SR-160 to eastbound Highway 4 as part of the Highway 4 improvements.
The Highway 4 projects… Read the rest include improvements that will help revitalize eastern Contra Costa County.

Posted Apr 18, 2014

AC Transit contest, new El Cerrito housing, Urban Street Design

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Posted Apr 18, 2014

Cycle San Pablo is hosting the following three events.
Cinco de Mayo Parade
May 3 from 10-11 a.m.
Richmond Civic Center
24th St & Barrett Ave, Richmond
Bike to Work Day
May 8 from 7-9 a.m.
Corner of Church Ln & San Pablo Ave, San Pablo
Bike Bonanza
May 30 from 3-5 p.m.
Wanlass Park
2999 21st St, San Pablo
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Posted Apr 18, 2014

The public is invited to the San Pablo Bike Bonanza
Bicycle activities, bike repairs, family bicycling rodeo, giveaways for all, helmets and more.
Friday, May 30th from 3-5 pm at Wanlass Park 2999 21st St, San Pablo.
For more information call (510) 215-3000
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Posted Apr 16, 2014

Street Smarts Diablo took their bicycle blenders to Freedom High School to promote bicycling and teen traffic safety education.  A good time was had by all.
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Posted Apr 16, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to Alexandria Rickli, a 6th grader from J. Douglas Adams Middle School in Brentwood.
The Central/East office of 511 Contra Costa conducted a student artwork contest among middle schools in Central and Eastern Contra Costa County for the 2014 511 Contra Costa market bag design… Read the rest.  The winning artwork of Alexandria Rickli was chosen among 12 entries.  The theme of the artwork contest was Explore New Ways to Get Around: carpool, transit, bike, skateboard and walk and was to depict how these environmentally-friendly ways of getting around help reduce pollution and promote clean air.  

Posted Apr 15, 2014

You are invited to participate in the development of the Walnut Creek Pedestrian Master Plan
The Pedestrian Master Plan is the first citywide planning effort focused on making walking in Walnut Creek safer, easier and more popular. The Plan will assess existing conditions for walking; develop goals and policies to guide the implementation of walking facilities; recommend programs and activities to promote walking; and formulate guidelines for the implementation of sidewalks, crosswalks and footpaths…. Read the rest

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Fleet of the Future, glow in the dark bike, recreational trips in Bay Area

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Posted Apr 1, 2014

Electric car drivers, listen up! Last month (March 5th, to be precise), the City of Martinez adopted charging fees at electric vehicle charging stations. Users now have to pay $1 for each hour of charging. With gas prices climbing back towards $4 per gallon… Read the rest the fee is  nominal, not to mention necessary to keep such charging stations publicly available and to ensure turnover to allow multiple charging sessions per day at each charging station.