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Spare the Air

Summer Spare the Air Season is upon us! Get Spare the Air Alerts & other air quality information sent directly to your phone with the iSmog App. During the summer months, ozone levels in the Bay Area can exceed Federal health-based standards. The Air District’s Spare the Air program issues alerts to let residents know when […]

If you’re considering purchasing an electric vehicle (EV), visit San Francisco the weekend of November 23 & 24 for an Experience Electric event, where you can test drive EVs from a variety of manufacturers for free. The test-drive weekend is part of a series of Experience Electric events put together by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission […]

Concord Civic Center

A half-dozen new bicycle racks were recently installed at Concord Civic Center (1950 Parkside Drive), to accommodate people riding their bicycles to City meetings or to the City offices. “With more residents using bicycles for transportation as well as fitness, we want to make it as easy as possible for people to ride a bike […]

Bay Area Air Quality Management District

WHO: Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) WHAT: Public hearing to consider the adoption of proposed Regulation 14: Mobile Source Emissions Reduction Measures, Rule 1: Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program. The proposed rule will serve as the foundation for the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program (Program). WHEN: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 9:45am WHERE: 939 […]

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District invites you to  a workshop on the Clean Air Plan and to initiate development of a Bay Area Climate Protection Strategy. When: February 28, 2014, 9:30 am – 11:30 am Where: Air District Office, 939 Ellis Street, San Francisco, 7th Floor The purpose of the workshop is: To kick off the […]

electronic-lockers

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) has announced the availability of $400,000 in Transportation Fund for Clean Air Program (TFCA) Regional Funds for electronic bicycle lockers in the Bay Area. Applications will be accepted until February 10, 2014  and will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Only public agencies are eligible for […]

Melbourne Bike Share - first day

A bike-share dock in Melbourne, Australia. Photo credit: Gavin Anderson This past month you may have heard about New York City’s historic bike-share launch. New York’s bike-share program continues to incite enthusiasm and excitement, not just for the locals using the system, but for other cities interested in similar bike-share schemes. Here in California one […]

Berkeley Bike Lane

With S.B. 1339 passed, are you more likely to pedal as part of your commute? Photo credit:  Carrie Cizauskas In September 2012, Governor Brown passed into law S.B. 1339 – legislation that allows the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to implement a region-wide Bay Area commuter policy benefiting employees who […]

LA Smog

Tuesday, May 2nd, marked the beginning of Spare the Air season! But what does this exactly mean? Summertime is when smog becomes a major health problem here in the Bay and for the past 20 years the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, or  BAAQMD, has managed the Spare the Air program to “educate people […]

Spare the Air Employer Program invites you to a FREE webinar on Teleworking. Learn how teleworking can eliminate your employees’ commute, reduce emissions and improve your bottom-line! When: Thursday, June 07, 2012 Time: 10:30 AM – 12 PM (Noon) Presenter: Elham Shirazi, Telework Expert Topics covered will include: The latest facts on teleworking Impact on vehicle miles traveled […]

Concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution are forecast to be unhealthy tomorrow, Tuesday September 20th and Wednesday, September 21st. Hot temperatures and light winds will combine to produce poor air quality for the Bay Area. To help prevent smog, please: Pledge to try an alternative or a chance to win – Carpool or vanpool with friends […]

BAAQMD is asking for applications for $4 million in new transit and ridesharing programs. Who are they, and what do they fund already?

Today is Spare the Air Day. When hot temperature and light winds combine to produce poor air quality for the Bay Area, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District issues a Spare the Air Day alert. To help prevent smog, please consider: carpooling or vanpooling taking transit working from home linking errands together More: Learn […]

SAN FRANCISCO – 350Green announced its plans yesterday for a national network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Starting with its first project in the San Francisco Bay Area, the company plans to install and operate stations across urban retail shopping centers and other places near where EV drivers live and work. This approach aims to address […]

Tomorrow, Thursday, January 6, 2011 has been declared a Winter Spare the Air Day for the Bay Area by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. To reduce your contribution to air pollution, please consider taking transit, telecommuting. Wood burning is a major cause of wintertime particulate matter (PM) pollution in the Bay Area. The presence of fine particulate […]

Tomorrow, Sunday December 12, 2010 has been declared a Winter Spare the Air Day for the Bay Area by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. Wood burning is not allowed; second time violators could receive fines of $400. Please consider reducing your contribution to air pollution by taking transit, ridesharing, and telecommuting. From baaqmd.gov, here […]

Tomorrow has been declared a Winter Spare the Air Day for the Bay Area by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. Wood burning is not allowed; second time violators could receive fines of $400. Please consider reducing your contribution to air pollution by taking transit, ridesharing, and telecommuting. From baaqmd.gov, here are 10 things you […]

511 Contra Costa hosted a Transportation Event for employees of the Shadelands Business Park last Thursday.  The goal of the event was to reach out to all employees within the Shadelands Business Park to promote the various commute options available to them.  Nine vendors helped make the event a success. The vendors included 511 Rideshare, Green […]

Today is Spare the Air Day in the Bay Area, making it the 4th day in a row the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a smog alert. If you’ve never tried carpooling, taking transit, or any alternative form of transportation, here’s your chance to earn some rewards. It’s a win-win for you […]

Wednesday September 1st, is Spare the Air day in the Bay Area, as issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. Update: Thursday, September 2nd and Friday, September 3rd will also have a Spare the Air alerts in effect. Please consider: Taking transit Carpooling Vanpooling Working from home For more information about air quality, […]

Today, Tuesday August 24th, is a Spare the Air day in the Bay Area, making today the second smog day issued in two days by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. On summer Spare the Air days, ground-quality ozone–or smog–levels are expected to be unhealthy and residents are encouraged to cut back on activities […]

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is searching for Bay Area residents to share their commuting stories in its Commuter Chronicles video contest. Tell them why and how you Spare the Air during your commute — whether you carpool, take public transit, telecommute, bike or walk to work or get even more creative. Help […]

As we mentioned earlier this week, the Bay Area will receive $5 million for electric vehicle charging stations as part of the Spare the Air program. This should be welcome news indeed for any current electric vehicle owners or to those considering making the switch. One of the current deterrents to going electric is the […]

SAN FRANCISCO – Last week, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) Board of Directors approved $5 million to support further development of a regional electric vehicle charging infrastructure program in the Bay Area. Today, the Department of Energy announced the program is designed to make electric vehicle ownership a viable option for residents […]