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
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
The Iron Horse Trail Overcrossings Project is looking for new design ideas for the bicycle and pedestrian overcrossing on Bollinger Canyon Road and Crow Canyon Road in San Ramon.  Bring your ideas to the workshop on May 20, 2014 from 6-8 pm at San Ramon Community Center Fountain Room. Iron Horse Trail Overcrossings Project is a collaborative effort between the City of San Ramon, Contra Costa County, and the East Bay Regional Park District.... Read the rest
Posted May 8, 2014
In March, Caltrans released the results from its latest California Household Travel Survey (CHTS), which looks at how we in California travel. The primary finding echoes what many suspect– Californians are driving less. The percentage of California residents walking, biking, or using public transportation more than doubled since 2000; the three modes increased in mode-share, collectively, from 11 percent to 23 percent.  Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty notes of the survey’s findings, “Based on this research, we can make good decisions about transportation that will improve mobility, air quality, and travel choices for all Californians and make our state a better place to live and work.” The table below from the recent CHTS shows the exact breakdown of travel mode distribution, and how it compares to the 2000 survey:  Single-occupancy cars remain the most prevalent travel mode.... Read the rest
Posted May 7, 2014
BTWD is Thursday, May 7, 2014. There are a lot of  energizer stations to visit in Contra Costa. All are providing SNACKS and some are providing: bike repair, smoothies, bike lights, Peet’s Coffee, slushies, and more! Stop by a few stations to say hello and for a full listing of energizer stations click here. Here is a sneak peek at a few stations with unique attractions or giveaways. Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center, Walnut Creek,  Corner of S.... Read the rest