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Did you know you can catch a ride across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge without an app for an average cost of $1? You can! And it’s not a new service, it’s Casual Carpool – helping commuters reduce their travel time between San Francisco & the East Bay for almost 40 years. Offering a dollar to the driver (to contribute to the $2.50 toll and gas) is just one of the ‘unspoken’ rules of Casual Carpool.... Read the rest
DSC_0031 (Two people enjoying the toll-free, bicycle-pedestrian path along the new Bay Bridge span.  Photo credit: Sharon Hahn Darlin) The bicycle and pedestrian path along the new East Bay span of the Bay Bridge has proved incredibly popular, even though one still can’t completely reach San Francisco by bicycle or foot. People just really like recreating outdoors, enjoying breath-taking views in one of the most beautiful parts of California– who knew?... Read the rest
BART will run around the clock during the Bay Bridge Closure scheduled for this Labor Day Weekend. The Bay Bridge will be closed to take the original East Span out of service and to open the new East Span to traffic. Here’s what’s you need to know. Wednesday, August 28 8 PM: Bay Bridge closes to all traffic in both directions. Read more about the closure at Thursday, August 29 – Monday, September 2 BART will run 24 hours a day with limited service at the following 14 stations and with transfers only at MacArthur Station: East Bay 12th St./Oakland City Center Bay Fair Coliseum/Oakland Airport Concord Downtown Berkeley Dublin/Pleasanton El Cerrito del Norte MacArthur (T) Walnut Creek San Francisco 24th St.... Read the rest
Image credit: David Yu 511CC’s 2012 Year in Review From the Caldecott Tunnel breakthrough to Bay Area transit agencies celebrating milestones for service, 2012 was a great year for biking, transit and transportation. Here are some of this year’s top stories. Top Tweets Some of our most popular tweets (number of link clicks) in 2012 linked to these articles: Image credit: Eric Fischer For your viewing pleasure – BART stats on a map BART app map Caldecott Fourth Bore Medallion Design Competition (view winning and honorable mention entries here) Bay Bridge demolition will last longer than first projected BART introduces new automated Twitter feed for service advisories A book shelf for your bike How can cities make life easier for the elderly?... Read the rest
Our weekly news & events roundup for Contra Costa County, East Bay & Bay Area for transit, biking and transportation. Get your good reads on!... Read the rest
Our weekly news & events roundup for Contra Costa County, East Bay & Bay Area for transit, biking and transportation.... Read the rest
Today, Caltrans announced a detour for motorists driving into Oakland across the Bay Bridge beginning Memorial Day weekend. From, Motorists driving on the lower deck of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will experience a slightly different approach into Oakland after this Memorial Day weekend. While speed limits will remain the same, eastbound drivers should be prepared for the small detour as they emerge from under the upper deck. Construction for this detour will not require a full bridge closure.... Read the rest
Did you know there’s a way to get from the East Bay to San Francisco in twenty minutes for $1? The only catch – you need a bike. Caltrans runs a Bay Bridge Bike Shuttle during weekday commute hours. These are the times when bikes aren’t allowed on BART, so it’s a bike-friendly (and cheaper) substitute. The shuttle connects the MacArthur BART station and the Transbay Terminal. It only seats 14, and almost always fills up in the typical commute direction, so be advised to arrive at least 10 minutes early leaving Oakland in the morning and SF in the evening.... Read the rest
Good news for those hoping to make the journey from Yerba Buena Island to San Francisco by foot or bicycle! Plans for a bicycle and pedestrian pathway across the western span of the Bay Bridge may be one step closer towards fruition. The state Assembly Committee on Transportation passed Senate Bill 1061, which would allow a portion of Bay Bridge toll funds to be spent on the project, yesterday afternoon.... Read the rest