tbc-logo team bike challenge btwd If you’re looking for motivation to ride your bike more, grab some friends and join the Team Bike Challenge! For the month of May, teams will earn points for commuting & running errands by bike. At month’s end, the team with the most points in Contra Costa County will win a prize from REI! The Team Bike Challenge website makes tracking your miles easy, plus you can challenge yourself and your friends with your personalized leaderboard.... Read the rest
earth_nasa Earth Day is a chance to consider changes we can make to reduce our burden on the planet. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day, try this: pick a day this month and change up your commute and rideshare, walk, bike or take transit to work! Here’s how switching from driving alone to work – even one day a week – benefits both you and the planet: Good for the Environment: According to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), taking public transportation is one of the most significant actions a household can take to reduce their carbon emissions.... Read the rest
Earth Day is Friday, April 22! We’ve pulled together a list of Earth Day celebrations in Contra Costa, happening now through Sunday the 24th. If you see a  next to an event listing, it means 511 Contra Costa staff will have a table at the event. Say hello, pick up some 511CC swag & get info on bonuses for trying an alternative (and environmentally friendly) commute. Earth Day Events Wednesday, April 20  Pleasant Hill: Diablo Valley College Earth Day – 321 Golf Club Rd, 10:30am-12:30pm Saturday, April 23 Martinez:  John Muir Birthday–Earth Day Celebration – John Muir National Historic Site, 10am-4pm Antioch: Keep Antioch Beautiful Day: Citywide cleanup, 8:30am-11am Danville: Danville Earth Day Celebration, Danville Library, 11am-2pm Richmond: Earth Day on the Richmond Greenway – Richmond Greenway Revitalization, 9am-1:30pm Sunday, April 24 Lafayette: Lafayette Earth Day Festival, Lafayette Library, 11am-3pm... Read the rest
Green bike lanes have landed in Walnut Creek just in time for Bike to Work Day! The bike lane on Olympic Blvd has been painted green on the segment between N. California and the I-680 on ramp. The creation of green bike lanes has been on the rise in the Bay Area since San Francisco’s first green lanes on Fell Street in 2010. It’s an inexpensive way to remind motorists to stay alert for cyclists, especially when drivers have to enter the green-painted area to change lanes or make a turn.... Read the rest
BTWD2016_web_site Bike to Work Day is May 12, less than a month away. If you’re not a regular bike commuter, here are some tips to help you get ready to ride! 1. Make sure your bike fits you properly. Bike size, saddle height and forward/backward position and handlebar height all play key parts in making you comfortable on your bike. If you know someone who can help you with all those measurements, great.... Read the rest
BCOY Eric Odell 2015 Know someone whose go-to mode of transportation is their bicycle? Someone who’d rather ride than drive? A person who uses their bike to get to work, grab groceries or take the kids to school? If so, nominate them for Bike Commuter of the Year (BCOY)! The Contra Costa BCOY award recognizes an individual’s dedication to riding their bike for everyday transportation. If you know someone who routinely chooses riding their bike over driving, nominate them now.... Read the rest
San Pablo Dam Rd CCTA A redesign for the I-80/San Pablo Dam Road interchange is in the works! The project will add roadway capacity, create a safer crossing for pedestrians and bicyclists, and improve the I-80 ramps at El Portal Drive and McBryde Avenue. The project is a collaboration between the Contra Costa Transportation Authority & City of San Pablo. For more information, click here or watch the video below.... Read the rest
Is getting around West County getting harder? Is traffic on I-80 at every hour of the day getting you down? If you’re interested in providing input to the design of public transportation that works for you, join staff and other citizens at a community workshop to help shape the future of transit in West County. The West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC) is hosting a series of community workshops and an online survey to develop realistic public transportation alternatives to driving and commuting on congested roadways.... Read the rest
Caltrans is starting work on its 2018 Rail Plan, which will provide a framework for California’s rail network for the next 20 years. The planning process is designed to allow early stakeholder and public input – providing information through meetings and webinars and soliciting feedback via workshops, surveys, emails and online comments. If you’d like to help shape the Rail plan, you can sign up to the email list, leave a comment on the Comments Page, or send an email to RailPlan@dot.ca.gov.... Read the rest
Bike to Work Day is a promotional event to encourage the use of a bicycle instead of a car. NOTE: For the most up-to-date information, click through to the 2016 Bike To Work Day Page About Bike To Work Day Bike Commuter of the Year (BCOY) Team Bike Challenge & Company Bike Challenge Need Help Planning Your Route? Contra Costa County Energizer Stations Want to Host an Energizer Station? Our 2016 Local Hosts Add Bike To Work Day to your calendar: iCalendar  •  Google Calendar  •  Outlook   About Bike To Work Day On Thursday, May 12, there will be over 400 Energizer Stations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area where cyclists can stop by for refreshments and promotional items.... Read the rest