“I’ve replaced most local trips with a bike ride now and am having a blast doing it.” –Vincent
Vincent is one of more than 75 Contra Costa residents who have taken advantage of 511 Contra Costa’s new E-bike Rebate Program. You can apply for a $150 standard rebate or $300 low-income rebate when you buy a new e-bike or conversion kit. Join the growing community of people trading car trips for fun, active, sweat-free, zero-emission e-bike rides.
Transportation costs can take a big bite out of a family’s budget. The Clipper START pilot program is designed to make transit more affordable by offering fare discounts to eligible low-income riders.
Discounts began on BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate and Muni this summer. Tri Delta Transit and County Connection are currently seeking public input to begin offering a 20% single-ride Clipper START discount on their buses in January.
Prepare for fall’s shorter days, occasional rain, and cooler temperatures with these safety tips. Bonus: If you’re a cyclist who’d appreciate an inexpensive rear fender, learn how to make your own from inexpensive or recycled materials.
Just for Fun: “Take a Hike” Day
Lace up your walking shoes and hit the trail on November 17th to celebrate National “Take a Hike” Day. Enjoy a laid-back stroll along one of the many flat, paved shoreline paths or urban corridor trails, challenge yourself with a rocky hillside climb in one of Contra Costa’s regional parks, or choose a moderate route with mixed terrain. Contra Costa’s abundance of open spaces makes it easy to find your perfect hike. The hard part is picking a favorite!
Carry water, dress in layers, let someone know where you’re going, and review COVID-19 and fire safety precautions before heading out. Have fun!
Stay up to date on the latest transit news, construction advisories, and special transportation incentives in Contra Costa by following 511 Contra Costa on Twitter or Facebook!