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July 2020

Work-from-Home Experience Survey

In our June newsletter we asked you about your recent Work-from-Home experiences. Your responses confirmed that most people feel the best commute is no commute at all.

Check out more survey results and find additional resources for creating a permanent Work-from-Home program at

Guaranteed Ride Home Makeover

511 Contra Costa’s Guaranteed Ride Home program is getting a makeover this month. The new system will make it easier to manage your account and reimbursement requests from a desktop or mobile device. In the next few weeks, Guaranteed Ride Home users will receive an invitation to create an updated account.

Not registered for Guaranteed Ride Home? If you walk, bicycle, carpool, vanpool, or take public transit to work or college—and worry about needing a ride home in an emergency—511 Contra Costa’s no-cost ‘commuter insurance’ is for you. Register for Guaranteed Ride Home today.

Summer Views from the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

Summer is a great time to take in the sweeping views from the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. The bridge’s new bike and pedestrian path provides the San Francisco Bay Trail’s long-awaited connection between Contra Costa and Marin.

The two-way, 10-foot wide, nearly six-mile long path runs the length of the bridge’s upper deck and is protected by barriers from vehicle traffic. Cyclists and pedestrians can access the path 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and e-bikes are permitted. Try biking across all the Bay Area’s bike-friendly bridges this summer.

Just for Fun: Celebrate National Ice Cream Month by Bike

Cyclists about to enjoy free ice cream – Summer Bike Challenge 2017

Have you started the Summer Bike Challenge? It’s not too late. Plus, we’re adding a Bonus Challenge for the month of July to celebrate National Ice Cream Month: Bike to your favorite Contra Costa ice cream shop, snap and send a selfie, and 511CC will double the fun by sending you an ice cream gift card.

Email a photo of you and your bike from your favorite shop (no purchase necessary) to by July 31. Be sure to include your name and home address. This promotion is available to all residents of Contra Costa County while supplies last, limit one prize per pedaling person pictured.


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