Events | 511 Contra Costa - Part 2

Martin Luther King, Jr. Junior High: Bike & Roll to School – April 15, 2015

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Junior High parents & students, it’s time to get ready to Bike and Roll to School!
As a lead-up to National Bike to School Day on May 6, Street Smarts Diablo is teaming up with Contra Costa middle schools for a series of individual Bike & Roll to School events. On April 15, Martin Luther King, Jr. Junior High students will be accepting the challenge to get to school on wheels by riding their bikes, skateboards and scooters!
To celebrate the challenge, Street Smarts Diablo will have some free helmets on hand to provide to Martin Luther King, Jr. Junior High students who arrive to school with wheels and need a properly fitting helmet. Parents are welcome to bring students’ bikes to school by car, so that any child starting the day without a helmet can get to school and roll home safely.
Motorists are reminded to drive with extra care and be especially aware of school zone speed limits and children walking and biking to and from school on Wednesday, April 15, particularly around the vicinity of Martin Luther King, Jr. Junior High in Pittsburg (California Ave, Loveridge Rd, Harbor St, E 14th St and surrounding streets).
For more information visit 511 Contra Costa’s Bike to School resource page or contact Street Smarts Diablo at 925-969-1083.

WestCAT Testing Double-Decker Bus on LYNX Route (2015)

If you ride WestCAT’s LYNX route, get ready to start seeing double!

Photo Courtesy WestCAT
Photo Courtesy WestCAT

AC Transit handed off a shiny, new 80-seat double-decker bus (on loan from manufacturer Alexander Dennis) to WestCAT earlier this week, and it went into active use today!

The double-decker bus will be part of the LYNX fleet for a demonstration period through March 26-April 13. In order to give everyone an opportunity to experience the new vehicle, the bus will be scheduled for use on various LYNX runs. WestCAT will use Twitter (
@wccta), Facebook (facebook.com/wccta), and their website to advise customers on which runs the bus will be traveling on a particular day.
WestCAT is testing the bus to see if double-deckers would be a useful addition to the LYNX fleet. Those who ride the double-decker bus will be asked for feedback, which will be used to help the agency determine whether to consider acquiring similar buses. If the WestCAT Board of Directors decides to purchase double-decker buses, customers could see them in service as early as 2017.
For more information about the double-decker bus demonstration, visit westcat.org or call (510) 724-3331.

Foothill Middle School: Bike & Roll to School – March 31, 2015

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Foothill Middle School parents & students, it’s time to get ready to Bike and Roll to School!
As a lead-up to National Bike to School Day on May 6, Street Smarts Diablo is teaming up with Contra Costa middle schools for a series of individual Bike & Roll to School events. On March 31, Foothill Middle School students will be accepting the challenge to get to school on wheels by riding their bikes, skateboards and scooters!
To celebrate the challenge, Street Smarts Diablo will have some free helmets on hand to provide to Foothill Middle School students who arrive to school with wheels and need a properly fitting helmet. Parents are welcome to bring students’ bikes to school by car, so that any child starting the day without a helmet can get to school and roll home safely.
Motorists are reminded to drive with extra care and be especially aware of school zone speed limits and children walking and biking to and from school on Tuesday, March 31, particularly around the vicinity of Foothill Middle School in Walnut Creek (Ygnacio Valley Rd, Oak Grove Rd, Cedro Ln and surrounding streets).
For more information visit 511 Contra Costa’s Bike to School resource page or contact Street Smarts Diablo at 925-969-1083.

Street Smarts Diablo Bike & Roll to School Events: March 31 – May 6, 2015

National Bike to School Day is Wednesday, May 6. As a lead-up to the big day, Street Smarts Diablo is teaming up with select middle schools in Contra Costa for a series of individual Bike & Roll to School events. Middle school students will be accepting the challenge to get to school on wheels by riding their bikes, skateboards and scooters!
Drivers are advised to exercise extreme caution from late March through early May as bicycling and walking events will mean an increase in school-aged children walking & bicycling to and from school.
NBM2014_Web_Site_Header_editNational Bike to School Day is a one-day event occurring in May that encourages and celebrates biking to school. Bike to School Day events can include bicycle safety education, parent-led bike trains, and other bicycle-related education and encouragement activities. Street Smarts Diablo’s Bike & Roll events build off of the energy of National Bike Month, encouraging student health and fitness, biking safety, and concern for the environment while decreasing traffic congestion around campus.
As part of the Bike & Roll to School celebrations, Street Smarts Diablo will have some free helmets on hand to provide to students who arrive to school with wheels and need a properly fitting helmet. Parents are welcome to bring students’ bikes to school by car, so that any child starting the day without a helmet can get to school and roll home safely.
If your child is planning on biking school, these two guides from the National Center for Safe Routes to School will help get both of you ready:

Schools participating in the 2015 Bike & Roll Challenge – click any event for more information:
streetsmartsdiabloFoothill Middle School, Walnut Creek – Tuesday, March 31
Pine Hollow Middle School, Concord – Thursday, April 2
Martin Luther King Jr. Junior High, Pittsburg – Wednesday, April 15
Antioch Middle School, Antioch – Thursday, April 23

Walnut Creek Intermediate School, Walnut Creek – Tuesday, April 28
Rancho Medanos Jr. High, Pittsburg – Wed., Apr. 29

For more information on Bike & Roll to School events, contact Street Smarts Diablo at 925-969-1083.

CarFit Event for Pleasant Hill Seniors – Saturday, May 2, 2015

Older drivers are often the safest drivers, since they are more likely to wear their seatbelts and less likely to speed or drink and drive. However, older drivers are more likely to be killed or seriously hurt when a crash does occur due to their greater susceptibility to injury.
CarFit
CarFit is an educational program offering older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles “fit” them. A trained team, including occupational therapy practitioners, will assist older drivers in assuring they leave with:
 • A clear line of sight over the steering wheel 
 • Adequate space between the front airbag/steering wheel and the driver’s breastbone
 • Properly adjusted head restraints and proper positioning on the gas & brake pedals 
 • Proper seat belt fit and instruction on proper use
 • Safe positioning of mirrors to minimize blind spots
 

Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 3.49.27 PMThe Pleasant Hill Commission on Aging will host a CarFit event for Pleasant Hill Seniors on Saturday, May 2, from 10am-1:00pm, consisting of a series of personal appointments. The 20-minute appointment not only provides an opportunity to open a positive conversation about driver-to-vehicle fit, but it also provides specific community resources to help older drivers stay healthy and continue to drive for as long as safely possible.

To register for an appointment, please call Danielle Habr from the City of Pleasant Hill at (925) 671-5221 by April 29. Appointments will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about this program, please visit car-fit.org.

Pleasant Hill CarFit Event
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
555 Boyd Road
Saturday, May 2, 10am-1pm

Concord's Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan Workshop – April 8, 2015

You’re invited to help create a more walkable and bikeable Concord at a Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan Community Workshop on Wednesday, April 8.
Community input is vital to the creation of the Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan, which seeks to improve access for pedestrians and bicyclists to the City’s BART stations, guide investments in infrastructure, improve connections between the regional trails network and downtown, and improve safe access between schools, jobs, downtown, and other important areas of the city.
A light dinner, childcare, and Spanish translation services will be provided.
Accommodation for individuals with disabilities is available by request a minimum of 5 business days before the event. For more information, view the event flyer or call (925) 671-3152.
To give immediate feedback on how Concord might improve walking and biking conditions, or to read more about the Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan, visit the City of Concord’s information page.

Free Teen Driving Safety Program: November 17, 2014 (Walnut Creek)

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 Monday, November 17, all are invited to attend the Smart Start class at Las Lomas High School.
Presented by the California Highway Patrol, Street Smarts Diablo and Las Lomas High School, the event is free and open to all students and parents, but registration is requested. Click here to register.startsmart
The class will be held at Las Lomas High School (at 1460 South Main Street) in
Walnut Creek from 7-9pm. For more information, call Street Smarts Diablo at 925-969-1083.

Free Teen Driving Safety Program: October 28, 2014 (Oakley)

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.
Presented by the California Highway Patrol, Streets Smarts Diablo and Freedom High School, the event is free and open to all students and parents, but registration is requested. Click here to register.startsmart
The class will be held at Freedom High School (at 1050 Neroly Rd) in
Oakley from 7-9pm. For more information, call Street Smarts Diablo at 925-969-1083.

Free Cycling Festival in Antioch on October 23, 2014 – Free Helmets & Lights

SSD & ABC Cycling Festival Oct 23
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! Mark your calendar and join us for this fun community event.

Free Teen Driving Safety Program: October 2, 2014 (Antioch)

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.
Presented by the California Highway Patrol, Streets Smarts Diablo and Deer Valley High School, the event is free and open to all students and parents, but registration is requested. Click here to register.startsmart
The class will be held in the Theater of Deer Valley High School (at 4700 Lone Tree Way) in
Antioch from 7-9pm. For more information, call Street Smarts Diablo at 925-969-1083.

Free Teen Driving Safety Program: September 17, 2014 (Martinez)

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.
Presented by the California Highway Patrol, Streets Smarts Diablo and Alhambra High School, the event is free and open to all students and parents, but registration is requested. Click here to register.startsmart
The class will be held in the Performing Arts Building of Alhambra High School (at 150 E Street) in
Martinez from 6-8pm. For more information, call Street Smarts Diablo at 925-969-1083.

Share Your Ideas to Help Shape Contra Costa's Transportation (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.
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The CCTA in collaboration with Contra Costa municipalities and cities want to know what transportation issues you think are important so they can prioritize where to spend time and resources – BART? Buses? Highways? Local roads? Pedestrian paths? Bicycle routes? Do you have new ideas? You tell them. This is your chance to participate in setting the priorities for our transportation system and suggest your own bright ideas for new projects and programs in Contra Costa. There are many ways you can provide your input:
Attend a public workshop to hear more about the CTP.  Here’s a list of the upcoming workshops:

    • Southwest County Public Workshop: Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 7pm, Veteran’s Memorial Building, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
    • West County Public Workshop: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 1:30pm, Richmond Convention Center, Bermuda Room (enter from Nevin St.) 403 Civic  Center Plaza, Richmond
    • West County Public Workshop: Monday, September 22, 2014, 7pm, Hercules Community Center (Gym), 2001 Refugio Valley Road, Hercules
    • Telephone Public Workshop: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6pm, Dial 877-229-8493 and pin# 1126642 when promptedP
    • Past event: Central County Public Workshop:  Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 7pm, Assembly Hall at Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Cree
    • Past event: East County Public Workshop: Thursday, August 28, 2014, 7pm, City Council Chambers, Pittsburg Civic Center, 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg
  1. Participate in CCTA’s online survey at www.KeepContraCostaMoving.net, to share your priorities, your bright ideas, and see what other ideas have been submitted.
  2. Call 925-256-4720 or email 2014CTP@ccta.net to have a copy of CCTA’s survey mailed to you.

Your opinions and ideas will help shape Contra Costa County’s transportation planning for the next 25 years.  Don’t miss this opportunity!
CTP Frequently Asked Questions
English and Spanish Flyer On How To Participate

Teen Driving Safety Program August 19, 2014

The California Highway Patrol, Street Smarts Diablo, and Pittsburg High School are hosting the CHP Start Smart Driving Safety Program for teen drivers and their parents August 19, 2014 from 6-8 pm at Pittsburg High School Creative Arts Building.  Registration is FREE and open to all Pittsburg students and parents. Registration is requested. Click here to register.  For more information call Street Smarts Diablo at 925-969-1083.
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Start Smart is a two-hour driver safety education class given by the CHP. The class targets new and future licensed teenage drivers and their parents/guardians. For more information call 925-646-4980.

Olympic Corridor Trail: Important Community Meeting – Walnut Creek: July 31, 2014

Olympic Corridor Trail Connector Project The Contra Costa County Department of Conservation and Development wants your feedback on the proposed Olympic Corridor Trail, which would improve bicycle and pedestrian access by connecting the Lafayette Moraga Trail in Lafayette to the Iron Horse Trail in downtown Walnut Creek. Here’s a short description of the project and its goals. Community input will shape the final design of the project, so you are encouraged to attend tonight’s special meeting: July 31 at 6:00 PM Walnut Creek Transportation Committee Meeting City Council Chambers of City Hall 1666 N. Main St, Walnut Creek, CA (Google Map) For more information on what will be discussed tonight, please review the Transportation Commission Agenda Report (with a focus on the section titled Walnut Creek Segments, pages 3-6).

BIKE TO WORK DAY: THURSDAY MAY 8, 2014

BTW2014_logo_stackedThe morning commute brought 4,175 bicycle commuters which is more than the combined a.m. and p.m. count for cyclists recorded last year.  So far we have seen our Best Dressed; a Walnut Creek Councilwoman pedaled a bike blender to make a smoothie; and bicycle commuters in San Ramon were treated to burritos. What’s in store for the evening bicycle commute today? You’ll just have to stop by an energizer station and see for yourself. Check out our Facebook page for this morning’s photos.
Contra Costa County Energizer Stations
BTWD Photos & Videos
Bike Commuter of the Year (BCOY)
Bike-Friendly Business Awards
Team Bike Challenge & Company Bike Challenge
Need help planning your route?
Host an Energizer Station Next Year
Our 2014 Local Hosts
Come help celebrate National Bike Month and California Bike Commute Week in May with Bike to Work Day.  Bike to Work Day is a promotional event to encourage non-bike riders to try commuting by bicycle.  The 20th Anniversary of Bike to Work Day is presented by 511.org, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Kaiser Permanente, with additional support from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Typekit, BART, Clear Channel Outdoor, Beyond Pix Studios, Adobe, the Canary Challenge, Revolights, REI and Clif Bar.
There will be over 300 Energizer Stations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area where cyclists can stop by for refreshments and promotional items.  511 Contra Costa has supported cyclists and Energizer Station hosts throughout  Contra Costa County since 2001 using Bay Area Air Quality Management District funds and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority’s half-cent sales tax for transportation funds.

BTWD Photos & Videos

The 511CC flickr stream is chock full of Bike to Work Day photos from years past.  Check out the BTWD 2013 photos.  View older Bike to Work Day photos here.
BTWD 2014 ShirtWant to share your BTWD 2014 experience?  Send your best photos and videos from BTWD for a chance to win 2014 Bike to Work Day t-shirts!  Your submissions (with a brief description) must be sent before Monday, May 12th at 5:00 pm to be eligible for the drawing.  Participants must commute through Contra Costa County. You can use any social network to post your photo (Instagram, Flickr, Facebook, etc.), however entries will be accepted via Twitter (Mention @511CC and use the hashtag #ibikecoco – that’s i bike coco and #btwd2014) and email (submissions@511contracosta.org). Simply tweet @511CC or email us with your photo or a link to your photo.
Watch the official 2014 BTWD video by Beyond Pix:

Bike Commuter of the Year (BCOY)

Congratulations to Ray Pixton from Pleasant Hill, CA as Contra Costa County’s 2014 Bike Commuter of the Year.  In addition to an award, Ray Pixton will receive a set of Revolights and a set of Bay Trail Maps to help with his planning adventures.  Read about other Bike Commuter of the Year (BCOY) award recipients in the Bay Area.

Bike-Friendly Business Awards

Bike East Bay awards three companies the title of “Bike Friendly Business” to recognize their efforts encouraging bicycling.  There are no restrictions: you can nominate your own business, nominate a friend’s business or a company you work for.  Find out how!

Team Bike Challenge & Company Bike Challenge

The competition begins May 1, 2014 between friends and colleagues.  

Need help planning your route?

511 Contra Costa’s Bike Mapper is designed to find flat, safe, and fast routes anywhere in Contra Costa County and the Bay Area.  The 511CC Bike Mapper is the only mapper to give you a complete elevation profile for your trip and allows you to choose from nine pre-computed routes.  Or check out our selection of free paper and online bike maps.
Still not sure what to do?  Check out Bike to Work Day: Are you ready? and see you at the Energizer Stations!

Contra Costa Energizer Station List

PM hours in bold
Alamo

  •  Iron Horse Trail at Stone Valley Rd West, 7:30-9:30 am & 4:30-6:00 pm, RPM Mortgage

Antioch

Brentwood

Concord

Danville

  • Iron Horse Trail behind Lunardi’s/Danville Train Depot, 6:30-9:00 am, Street Smarts/Town of Danville
  • Iron Horse Trail at Sycamore Valley Rd, 7:00-9:00 am & 4:30-6:30 pm, The Studio

El Cerrito

El Sobrante

Hercules

  • Hercules Transit Center on Willow Ave, 6:30-8:30 am, Sunnie S./511 Contra Costa

Lafayette

Martinez

Moraga

Oakley

Orinda

Pittsburg

Pleasant Hill

Richmond

San Pablo

San Ramon

Walnut Creek

  • Olympic Blvd & Newell Ave, 6:00-9:00 am & 4:00-7:00 pm, Bike Walnut Creek
  • Near fare gates at Walnut Creek BART, 6:00-9:00 am & 4:00-6:00 pmSports Basement/Mike’s Bikes – Bike mechanics on site and in a.m. 10% off coupon which if used in-store you get a FREE SB water bottle.
  • Near bike racks at Pleasant Hill BART, 6:30-9:00 am & 4:00-7:00 pm, REI/Republic Services -expert bike technician on site to provide a quick check and adjustment of brakes, drive train, tires, chain lube.
  • Iron Horse & Contra Costa Canal Trail intersection, 6:30-9:30 am & 4:00-7:00 pm, Contra Costa Transportation Authority/511 Contra Costa -Lemonade slushies!
  • Iron Horse between Broadway & Newell Ave, 6:30-9:30 am, Whole Foods Market
  • Front of 2730 Shadelands Dr, 7:00-9:00 am, Gilbane – bicycle bells while supplies last!
  • Ygnacio & Contra Costa Canal intersection, 7:00-9:00 am & 5:00-7:00 pm, Encina Bicycle Center -bike mechanic on site to diagnose/make minor repairs.
  • Corner of S. Main St & Newell Ave, 7:00-10:00 am, Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center – a DIY bike repair tools for minor needs, cool bike light, and 5 Thrive Dollars!
  • Contra Costa Canal Trail off N. Wiget Ln, 7:30-9:00 am & 4:00-7:00 pm, Renaissance ClubSport/Sports Basement – A.M. TEAM ClubSport will be there as will for support with any bike concerns or basic instruction if needed.  P.M. bike mechanics on site and 10% off coupon which if used in-store you get a FREE SB water bottle.
  • Contra Costa Canal Trail off Geary Rd & Lexington Pl, 6:00-9:00 am & 4:00-6:30 pm, Generations Church/AssetMark

Want to Host an Energizer Station Next Year?

Energizer Stations are all set for 2014.  If you are interested in volunteering for Bike to Work Day or hosting an Energizer Station next year, please contact us!

A big thank you to our local hosts!

Bike to Work Day: Thursday May 9, 2013

The 19th Annual Bike to Work Day – May 9, 2013

Come help celebrate National Bike Month and California Bike Commute Week in May with Bike to Work Day. Bike to Work Day is a promotional event to encourage non-bike riders to try commuting by bicycle. Bike to Work Day in the San Francisco Bay Area is primarily funded by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission with the help of financial donations from event sponsors and volunteers.

Sections

511CC BTWD Photo and Video Contest
2013 Bike Commuter of the Year (BCOY)
2013 Bike-Friendly Business Awards
Team Bike Challenge & Company Bike Challenge
Need help with your route?
2013 Contra Costa Energizer Stations
Our Local Partners
There will be over 200 Energizer Stations throughout the SF Bay Area where cyclists can stop by for refreshments and promotional items. 511 Contra Costa has supported cyclists and Energizer Station hosts throughout  Contra Costa County since 2001 using  Bay Area Air Quality Management District funds and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority’s half-cent sales tax for transportation funds.
Want to participate in BTWD, but not sure what to do? Check out our blog post, Bike to Work Day: Are you ready?
The 511CC flickr stream is chock full of Bike to Work Day photos from years past. Check out the BTWD photo archives here. We are also compiling an archive of older Bike to Work Day photos, which you can check out here.
Watch the official BTWD video by Beyond Pix:

511CC BTWD Photo and Video Contest

BTWD 2013 TshirtSend your best photos and videos from BTWD for a chance to win 2013 Bike to Work Day t-shirts! Submissions must be sent by May 17, 2013 by 5 pm PST to be eligible for the prize drawing. Participants must commute through Contra Costa County. Entries will be accepted via Twitter (@511CC) and email (submissions@511contracosta.org).

2013 Bike Commuter of the Year (BCOY)

Congratulations to Steve Kersevan who was recognized as Contra Costa County’s Bike Commuter of the Year for his dedication to riding his bike for everyday transportation. See what makes Steve Kersevan a BCOY winner.

2013 Bike-Friendly Business Awards

Congratulations to Sports Basement Walnut Creek, the winner of the medium-size business category. Find out what makes them a Bike-Friendly Business and other winners here.

Team Bike Challenge & Company Bike Challenge

The competition begins May 1, 2013 between friends and colleagues. New for 2013 is the Company Bike Challenge with a Small, Medium and Large Business Category.

Need help with your route?

511 Contra Costa’s Bike Mapper is designed to find flat, safe, and fast routes anywhere in Contra Costa County and the Bay Area. The 511CC Bike Mapper is the only mapper to give you a complete elevation profile for your trip and allows you to choose from nine pre-computed routes. Or check out our selection of free paper and online bike maps.

2013 Contra Costa Energizer Stations

View Contra Costa County Energizer Stations for Bike to Work Day 2013 in a larger map
View all Energizer Station region maps

Contra Costa Energizer Station List

Antioch

AM

  • Delta de Anza Regional Trail between Buchanan & Somersville Rd, 6:00-10:00 am, Tri Delta Transit
  • Mokelumne Trail at Lone Tree Wy. (Sutter Delta Medical Center), 6:00-8:30 am, City of Antioch
  • Deer Valley Rd. & Wellness Wy., 6:00-9:00 am, Kaiser Permanente Antioch Medical Center

PM

  • Mokelumne Trail at Lone Tree Wy. (Sutter Delta Medical Center), 5:00-7:00 pm, City of Antioch

Brentwood

AM

  • Sand Creek Rd. & Shady Willow Ln, 7:00-9:00 am, REI
  • NE corner of City Park between 2nd & Oak St., 7:00-9:00 am, Delta Pedalers Bicycle Club
  • Corner of Rosebrook Terrace & Central Blvd., 7:45-9:00am, Ron Nunn Elementary School

Concord

AM

  • Outside Academic Services Lobby, 7:30-9:00 am, CSU East Bay Concord
  • Near fare gates at Concord BART (with a special appearance by Mayor Daniel Helix), 7:00-9:00 am, Bank of America
  • Contra Costa Canal Trail at Concord Blvd., 6:00-9:00 am, City of Concord

PM

  • Outside Academic Services Lobby, 4:30-6:00 pm, CSU East Bay Concord
  • Iron Horse Regional Trail at Monument Blvd., 4:00-7:00 pm, Monument Community Partnership/Michael Chavez Center

Danville

AM

  • Iron Horse Trail behind Lunardi’s, 6:30-9:00 am, Street Smarts/Town of Danville
  • Iron Horse Trail & Sycamore Valley Rd., 7:00-9:00 am, The Studio

PM

  • Iron Horse Trail & Sycamore Valley Rd., 4:30-6:30 pm, The Studio

El Cerrito

AM

  • Plaza BART Station at “Wave” Bike Lockers, 7:00-9:00 am, City of El Cerrito

El Sobrante

AM

  • 3826 San Pablo Dam Rd., 6:30-9:00 am, The Pedaler Bike Shop

PM

  • 3826 San Pablo Dam Rd., 4:00-6:00 pm, The Pedaler Bike Shop

Hercules

AM

  • Hercules (BART) Park & Ride Lot on Willow Ave., 6:30-8:30 am, Sunnie/511 Contra Costa

Lafayette

AM

  • Lafayette Plaza Park at Mt. Diablo Blvd. & Moraga Rd., 6:30-8:30 am, City of Lafayette Bike Pedestrian Advisory Committee/Go Lafayette
  • Outside kiosk at Lafayette BART, 7:30-10:00 am, Hank and Frank Bicycle Shop

Martinez

AM

  • Martinez AMTRAK Station, 5:15-9:30 am, Richard Anderson

PM

  • Bottom of Benicia Bridge in Martinez, 3:30-6:30 pm, Richard Anderson

Moraga

AM

  • Corner of St. Mary’s Rd. & Rheem Blvd., 7:00-9:00 am, Town of Moraga

Orinda

AM

  • St. Stephen’s Bike Trail (end) & Bryant St., 6:30-8:00 am, City of Orinda

Pittsburg

AM

  • Delta de Anza Regional Trail at Railroad Ave. (West), 6:30-8:00 am, City of Pittsburg

Pleasant Hill

AM

  • Contra Costa Canal Trail at Gregory Ln., 7:30-8:45 am, Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District

PM

  • Contra Costa Canal Trail at Golf Club Rd., 3:00-5:30 pm, Diablo Valley College
  • Contra Costa Canal Trail at Gregory Ln., 4:00-6:00 pm, Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District

Richmond

AM

  • Richmond BART, 7:00-9:00 am, City of Richmond
  • Marina Bay Park at Bay Trail & Regatta Blvd., 7:00-9:00 am, City of Richmond
  • Richmond Greenway at 6th St. and Ohio Ave., 7:00-9:00 am, City of Richmond
  • San Pablo Ave. & Macdonald Ave., 7:00-9:00 am, City of Richmond
  • 901 Nevin Ave., 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Kaiser Permanente
  • Bay Trail at S. 46th St., 7:00-9:00 am, UC Berkeley-Richmond Field Station

San Pablo

AM

  • City Hall at 13831 San Pablo Ave., 6:00-9:00 am, City of San Pablo
  • 2600 Mission Bell Dr., 7:30-11:00 am, Contra Costa College

San Ramon

AM

  • Iron Horse Trail at Bollinger Canyon Rd., 6:00-10:00 am, City of San Ramon/Bishop Ranch Transportation Center/Whole Foods Market

Walnut Creek

AM

  • Near fare gates at Pleasant Hill BART, 6:30-9:30 am, REI
  • Iron Horse Regional Trail between Broadway & Newell Ave., 6:30-9:30 am, Whole Foods Market
  • Contra Costa Canal Trail off of N. Wiget Ln., 7:30-9:00 am, Renaissance ClubSport
  • Iron Horse Regional Trail & Contra Costa Canal Trail intersection, 6:30-9:30 am, Contra Costa Transportation Authority/511 Contra Costa
  • Front of 2730 Shadelands Dr., 7:00-9:00 am, ITSI Gilbane
  • Corner of S. Main St. & Newell Ave., 7:00-8:30 am, Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center
  • Near fare gates at Walnut Creek BART, 6:00-9:00 am, Sports Basement
  • Ygnacio Canal & Contra Costa Canal intersection, 7:00-9:00 am, Encina Bicycle Center
  • Ygnacio Canal & Briones to Mt. Diablo Trail intersection, 6:30-9:30 am, Sports Basement

PM

  • Near fare gates at Pleasant Hill BART, 4:00-6:30 pm, Genworth Financial Wealth Management
  • Contra Costa Canal Trail off of N. Wiget Ln., 4:00-7:00 pm, Sports Basement
  • Iron Horse Regional Trail & Contra Costa Canal Trail intersection, 4:00-7:00 pm, 511 Contra Costa/Renaissance ClubSport
  • Corner of S. Main St. & Newell Ave., 4:30-6:30 pm, Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center
  • Near fare gates at Walnut Creek BART, 4:00-6:00 pm, Mike’s Bikes of Walnut Creek
  • Ygnacio Canal & Contra Costa Canal intersection, 5:00-7:00 pm, Encina Bicycle Center
  • Ygnacio Canal & Briones to Mt. Diablo Trail intersection, 4:00-7:00 pm, Sports Basement

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Town of MoragaMCPMCCPleasant Hill Recreation & Park DistrictRon Nunn Elementary

Tri Delta Transit 2012 CommuterPass Promo

Update: All passes have been distributed and Tri Delta Transit and 511 Contra Costa are no longer accepting applications for CommuterPass™.

Do you commute from or within Eastern Contra Costa County by car? If you do, and you’d like some financial relief and a more relaxing commute, Tri Delta Transit’s CommuterPass promo may be for you!

CommuterPass is a Tri Delta Transit trial program which offers free public bus passes to East Contra Costa County residents as a means of encouraging bus use for commuting. For those that don’t know, Tri Delta Transit offers an array of services that can help popular commutes, including:

  • 13 daily bus routes serving East Contra Costa County
  • 12 routes serving BART
  • Limited-stop express service between Brentwood and BART

To partake in the promotion, just apply and you could receive a free 20-day bus pass! CommuterPass applications are available online at Tri Delta Transit and over 12,000 applications will be distributed through the mail. Applications are also available from Tri Delta Transit’s administrative office by calling (925) 754-6622.
Interested but not sure if transit is convenient and compatible with your commute, check out Tri Delta Transit’s trip planner. For those that don’t have a bus stop close to home, Park & Ride lots may be for you.

But don’t wait to act, the promotion will end December 31, 2012!

AC Transit Clipper Youth Card Sign-Ups

AC Transit is holding several Saturday youth sign-up events.  To load a discounted 31-day AC Transit Youth pass on a
Clipper card, students need a personalized Clipper youth card.  Youths, age 5-18 are eligible to sign up and must bring one of the following documents as proof of age: birth certificate or passport, medical benefit card with birth date, Sate ID or driver’s license, military dependent card with birth date, alien registration/permanent resident card, consular ID card, student ID with birth date.
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Saturday, Sept 8, 2012
Bayfair Center, 5555 E. 14th St, San Leandro 12-4 p.m.
AC Transit’s Customer Service Center, 1600 Franklin St, Oakland 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Sept 15, 2012
Hilltop Mall, 2200 Hilltop Mall Rd, Richmond, 12-4 p.m.
AC Transit’s Customer Service Center, 1600 Franklin St, Oakland 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Sept 22, 2012
Newpark Mall, 2086 Newpark Mall, Newark 12-4 p.m.
AC Transit’s Customer Service Center, 1600 Franklin St, Oakland 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Great Race for Clean Air 2012

It’s back!
The Great Race for Clean Air is a friendly competition between Bay Area companies to encourage the use of commute alternatives such as transit, carpooling, vanpooling, walking and bicycling rather than driving alone to work to reduce greenhouse gases and smog levels in the Bay Area. Last year, 190 companies throughout the Bay Area saved 435 tons of CO2 by using commute alternatives.
Register your company to get started by August 31, 2012. Winning employers will be presented with trophies at a local Board of Supervisors meeting. Every participating employer will receive a certificate for participating. Take a look on how to sign up.

Your employees and co-workers can record their commutes online from September 1 to October 31, 2012. There will be weekly prize drawings for participants who record their commute. See how to log in your commute below.

Let the competition begin! Have fun and good luck!

Contra Costa County's Climate Action Plan 2012 Workshop

Contra Costa County will be conducting two open houses next week, Monday, June 25, 2012 in Rodeo and Wednesday, June 27, 2012  in Oakley. The open houses will provide information about the planning process for the Climate Action Plan and provide an opportunity for initial public feedback on potential actions to address climate change. All persons or organizations interested in Contra Costa County’s Climate Action Plan are encouraged to attend one of the open houses.
View the announcement >>
As part of Contra County’s continuing efforts to address climate change, the Board of Supervisors has recently directed the Department of Conservation & Development to prepare a communitywide Climate Action Plan covering the unincorporated areas of the County. The Climate Action Plan is intended to function as a road map for the County to achieve Greenhouse Gas reduction goals and targets pursuant to A.B. 32 (California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006) and to achieve certain energy efficiency goals pursuant to the County’s U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG).

Golden Gate Bridge Turns 75!

Sunday, May 27th, will mark a significant day for the Bay Area as the Golden Gate Bridge will celebrate its 75th Anniversary! The nationally recognized landmark’s huge milestone will come with a lot of festivities and celebration.
Golden gate bridge
Photo credit: praphulm
In honor of this historic achievement a grand Golden Gate Festival will be on be held Sunday, May 27th , from 11am to 11pm with activities including: a fireworks show in the evening; a “Road Trip Through History” throughout the day in which vintage cars and motorcycles will be featured from 1937 – when the bridge was constructed – to present; live music and anniversary merchandise! For a full list of events happening on the Anniversary itself and throughout the year, see the anniversary’s event page.
Equally exciting as festivities, the anniversary will bet met with lasting site improvements: a revitalized Bridge Plaza, an upgraded Bridge Cafè (already finished), new overlooks, a Bridge Pavilion (the first in the bridge’s history) and more!
The bridge is sure to be an especially filled with visitors this Sunday, car parking will be severely limited so avoid driving at all costs– it is highly recommend you get there by foot, bike, or public  transit. There are plenty of alternatives to driving to reach the bridge festivities, be sure to check out the full list of a dozen or so transportation options that will help you get there.
For more information, visit the Golden Gate 75th Anniversary’s website and contact page.