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.

Posted Mar 28, 2014

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Construction Starts on SR 160/HWY 4 Direct Connector Ramps
State Route 160/Highway 4 Direct Connector Ramps Project is anticipated to start on Monday, March 24, 2014 in eastern Contra Costa County. The project will construct two new connector ramps, one connecting westbound Highway 4 to northbound SR 160, and one connecting southbound SR 160 to eastbound Highway 4. The ramps will create a connection between the Antioch Bridge and Highway 4 and provide residents and motorists in eastern Contra Costa County with important improvements in safety and mobility. 

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Tandem to color bike, BTWD, Simpsons subway

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Posted Mar 21, 2014

Free driving safety course, Bay Bridge bike path closure, rail work in Oakley

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