Posted Oct 21, 2014
streetsmartsdiablo If you’ve got a teenage driver in the house, or a teen who’ll be driving soon, a great way to help them stay safer behind the wheel is to bring them to the CHP Smart Start Driving Safety Program. This two-hour driver safety class targets new and future licensed teenage drivers and their parents. On the evening of Tuesday, October 28, all are invited to attend the Smart Start class at Freedom High School.... Read the rest
Posted Oct 9, 2014
streetsmartsdiablo Street Smarts Diablo and the Antioch Bike Club invite you to a free Cycling Festival at Antioch High School on Thursday, October 23 from 3-5pm. It’s the perfect afterschool activity! Bring your bike and take advantage of free tune-ups and repairs. Need a helmet or bike lights? We’ll be giving away free bike lights and helmets (while supplies last). One lucky attendee will even win a brand-new cruiser bike! Not only can you watch the action of the BMX stunt show, you can be part of it by racing on a bike blender!... Read the rest
Posted Sep 26, 2014
streetsmartsdiablo If you’ve got a teenage driver in the house, or a teen who’ll be driving soon, a great way to help them stay safer behind the wheel is to bring them to the CHP Smart Start Driving Safety Program. This two-hour driver safety class targets new and future licensed teenage drivers and their parents. On the evening of Thursday, October 2, all are invited to attend the Smart Start class at Deer Valley High School.... Read the rest
Posted Sep 23, 2014
Right Turns and Bike Lanes With California’s Three Feet for Safety law now in effect, we thought we’d present an overview of California laws designed to help drivers and cyclists share the road safely Motorists & Cyclists Rights and Responsibilities: Cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. Both have the right to use the roadway; both are responsible for signaling turns and stops, as well as stopping at all red lights and stop signs.... Read the rest
Posted Sep 11, 2014
streetsmartsdiablo If you’ve got a teenage driver in the house, or a teen who’ll be driving soon, a great way to help them stay safer behind the wheel is to bring them to the CHP Smart Start Driving Safety Program. This two-hour driver safety class targets new and future licensed teenage drivers and their parents. On the evening of Wednesday, September 17th, all are invited to attend the Smart Start class at Alhambra High School.... Read the rest
Posted Sep 5, 2014
Both BART and County Connection have announced the return of programs offering free passes for school trips. Thanks to funding from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Free BART Rides for School Field Trips’ program is back and will offer 40,000 free trips for students, teachers and chaperones traveling with their schools to cultural and educational destinations. Bay Area schools in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco and San Mateo Counties are eligible to apply and applications are currently being taken on a first-come, first-served basis through December 31st, 2014.... Read the rest
Posted Sep 3, 2014
A proposal by the Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) could result in ferry service between Richmond and San Francisco as early as 2015. WETA (the operator of San Francisco Bay Ferry) is responsible for establishing new ferry routes that reduce traffic congestion and can serve as critical transportation in the event of an emergency. Although Martinez, Antioch and Hercules were among the potential locations considered for terminals in Contra Costa, “The most financially feasible is Richmond,” said Kevin Connolly, Manager of Planning and Development with WETA.... Read the rest
Posted Aug 27, 2014
The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is updating the Countywide Transportation Plan and they would like to hear your ideas on how to keep Contra Costa moving. CCTA is responsible for maintaining and improving Contra Costa’s transportation system by planning and funding key projects, like the Caldecott Tunnel Fourth Bore, Highway 4 widening, and BART system extensions. The agency also helps maintain local streets, reduce traffic congestion, and make Contra Costa safe for bicyclists and pedestrians all in efforts to get you where you need to go.... Read the rest
Posted Aug 25, 2014
As schools are back in session safety officials urge motorists to be especially mindful of  their driving behavior in and around school zones and school buses. A bus in front of San Jose’s Burnett Middle School with red lights flashing and stop sign deployed is ignored by drivers passing on the left. (Mercury News archives) (Rick E. Martin) Do not pass a school bus with its flashing red lights and stop sign extended in either direction on an undivided highway.... Read the rest
Posted Aug 20, 2014
As students return to school, parents will need to consider how their students will get to school. Will it be by school bus? Public transit? Carpool? Biking? Walking? It’s an important decision, so we’ve collected the information you’ll need to determine your transportation options and which one is best for you. Not only do we have information on where to register for the Lamorinda and San Ramon Valley school buses, but we have free back-to-school transit passes and information on which public bus routes serve the various Contra Costa schools, setting up carpooling, and more!... Read the rest