Posts Tagged "biking"

Bay Area Bike Share launch in San Jose CA

Will the streets of the Bay Area soon be full with a sea of bike-share commuters cycling that last mile from BART to the workplace? Only time will tell. Photo credit: Richard Masoner The Bay Area is not new to transportation innovations. Last year, we celebrated four successful decades of the visionary commuter rail known as BART, […]

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Bike commuting– much safer and pleasant when there’s company. Photo credit: Walk Eagle Rock Los Angeles has been making headlines in recent years because of the region’s willingness to invest in alternatives to the automobile, particularly in bringing back an efficient and convenient train system. However, it now appears that another form of commuter train has been […]

Cycling scene on York Blvd

Good for business? A former parking space for a single car now easily accommodates 10 times as many bicycles. Photo credit: Walk Eagle Rock Here at 511 Contra Costa we tag posts that directly or indirectly feature the benefits of bicycling with our “bike benefits” tag. Of the many benefits we’ve covered, one is increasingly […]

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Bike aboard Amtrak. Photo credit: ubrayj02 Looking to take a nice train and bike trip along the coast this summer? The Source published this news release from Caltrans, which funds some passenger rail service in California, regarding the new bike reservation policy (with our emphasis added) : Caltrans, Amtrak Announce New Bike Reservation Policy to Improve Customer Service […]

Image credit: Lorraine Blanco The last BART strike occurred in 1997 and lasted 6 days. Here is a list of transportation resources during a continued BART strike. Getting Around KQED put together a great post of transportation alternatives listed by agency. Options ranging from carpooling, biking, taking the bus, ferries and trains are all covered. […]

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 […]

In Fall 2012, 511 Contra Costa deployed Street Smarts Diablo Region, a traffic safety program, with federal Safe Routes to School funding. Street Smarts Diablo Region intends to educate pedestrians, cyclists and drivers through programs delivered at all public elementary, middle and high schools. In the City of Pittsburg, Martin Luther King Jr Junior High […]

We compiled some great photos of Bike to Work day 2013 in Contra Costa County. Also – 511CC is now on Pinterest. Follow our Bike to Work day board or check out all of our Pinterest boards. [flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157633555485006″]

When a quarter of all trips within the entire country are done by bicycle it’s difficult to imagine much could be done to make cycling more attractive in the Netherlands. Then the municipality of Eindhoven unveiled it’s spectacular aerial roundabout for bikes that lets cyclists fly over motorized traffic. More recently the city of Groningen – […]

Got 5 minutes? Get pumped for Bike to Work Day with these videos! Which one do you like best?