Posted Jul 23, 2014
Skirts can be lots of fun, but can be a huge hassle on two wheels. How to keep your lovely garment from getting tangled or otherwise being a pain? These ladies from across the pond have a simple solution: put a penny in yo’ pants. Find a penny or something similar. Find a rubber band. Now put on your “favourite” skirt! Push the penny from the back of your skirt to the front, through both layers.... Read the rest
Posted Jul 15, 2014
HWY 4 The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) are constructing two new connector ramps, one connecting westbound State Route (SR)-4 to northbound SR-160, and one connecting southbound SR- 160 to eastbound Highway 4 in Contra Costa County. This construction work will require a traffic shift on southbound SR-160, between Main St and westbound SR-4. The traffic will transition from the currently traveled lane to a newly paved lane which begins near the Main St.... Read the rest
Posted Jul 15, 2014
Motorists are being advised to expect delays on a major downtown Concord thoroughfare starting today as crews work to upgrade a sewer line in the area. The roadwork will take place on Willow Pass Road between Mira Vista Terrace and Galindo Street from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The target completion date is August 29, 2014. Willow Pass Road will be open but traffic will likely be slow in the area due to lane closures.... Read the rest
Posted Jul 15, 2014
After a successful pilot in San Francisco, Bay Area Bike Share is going east. In less than a year, these baby blue bikes have zipped around San Francisco and the peninsula on over 200,000 trips, and soon, even in the East Bay. This spring, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), which supplied much of the original funding to launch the Bay Area Bike Share, committed $8.7 million to expand the system to the East Bay.... Read the rest
Posted Jul 8, 2014
13863728655_d48e3510e8_b Arlington, Virginia contains more than 5,000 bike-parking spaces as a result of its development review and approval process. The county’s commitment to cycling is shown in the attention it pays to the construction of these facilities, as specified in its Guide to Effective Bicycle Parking for residential and commercial buildings, updated in February 2014.  The guide is intended to inform developers, contractors, planners, architects, and property owners regarding the construction of high-quality parking that encourages cycling.... Read the rest
Posted Jul 8, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-06-02 at 4.19.41 PM The Bay Area is beautiful, and some of the best views are from trains, buses, bikes, bridges and feet. Have you ever taken the TransBay bus across the Bay Bridge, and realize that the extra height gave you an incredible view of the Bay? Or leaned back in your BART seat over Albany and enjoyed the view of the East Bay hills on one side and fog-shrouded San Francisco on the other?... Read the rest
Posted Jun 23, 2014
Traffic Alert for Buskirk Avenue beginning June 26, 2014 1)      The new roadway section on the east side of Buskirk Avenue between Crossroads and Clarie Drive will now be open to one lane for northbound traffic. 2)      The new Hookston Road section (old Elmira Drive) between Hookston Road and Clarie Drive will now be open to one lane of traffic in each direction. 3)      Hookston Road between Old Elmira Drive and Buskirk Ave will be permanently closed to through traffic, this will allow for construction of the underground and storm basin facilities and a new mini-park in this area.... Read the rest
Posted May 15, 2014
(Photo credit: AC Transit) While it’s true all eyes are set on modernizing our transit system, AC Transit uploaded some fantastic pictures of buses and billboard ads from the 1960′s and 70′s.  We salute AC Transit’s fleet and campaigns from half a century ago! (All photos curtesy of AC Transit Can’t get enough of old-school AC Transit? The agency has dozens of more old photos in its “From the Archives March 2014” flickr set.... Read the rest
Posted May 13, 2014
Hovenring Eindhoven The floating bicycle roundabout known as “Hovenring”Photo credit: www.TheEnvironmentalBlog.org With thousands of likes, shares, re-blogs, tweets, comments and views, the floating bicycle roundabout known as “Hovenring” may well be the most popular piece of bicycle infrastructure around the globe. It really is quite impressive, in fact we blogged about it shortly after it was first unveiled.  Visually, it’s sleek and beautiful… The world’s first suspended bicycle roundabout is tastefully lit up at night.... Read the rest
Posted May 9, 2014
Happy Bike to Work Week! [View the story "Week in Review: May 3 - May 9, 2014" on Storify]... Read the rest