Posts Tagged "brentwood"

If you like riding your bike and getting free stuff, then the 511CC Summer Bike Challenge is for you! Available in Concord, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Oakley and Brentwood, the Challenge is open to all ages, is fun and is completely free. Participating is easy: Download a printable Challenge Card and start exploring your […]

After a successful first year, the Summer Bike Challenge is back! This time around it’s open to both adults & children, so everyone can enjoy free stuff while exploring their town by bike. Participation is easy: ride your bike to a destination on the square and check it off. Check off 12 squares by September […]

International Walk to School Day is October 7. This means that in October, cities across the US (and throughout the world) will hold Walk to School events to encourage students and their families to get to school on foot and experience the benefits and joys of walking in their community. Some schools in Brentwood, Oakley, […]

Walk to School Day began in the US in 1997 as a one-day event aimed at building awareness for the need for walkable communities. Now the event is part of a year-round movement for Safe Routes to School, with an annual celebration each October. This year, 11 Contra Costa County schools in 5 cities are teaming up with Street Smarts […]

On Thursday, May 14, over 100,000 people across the Bay Area commuted by bike in celebration of Bike to Work Day! The Bay’s 400-plus energizer stations saw more than 51,000 riders stop in or ride by on their way to work. In Contra Costa, morning energizer station hosts counted over 3,585 cyclists! Even with the threat […]

Alexandria Rickli

CONGRATULATIONS to Alexandria Rickli, a 6th grader from J. Douglas Adams Middle School in Brentwood. The Central/East office of 511 Contra Costa conducted a student artwork contest among middle schools in Central and Eastern Contra Costa County for the 2014 511 Contra Costa market bag design.  The winning artwork of Alexandria Rickli was chosen among 12 entries. […]

We answer four questions from our readers about bike lanes, bus routes, and more.

For the second time, Brentwood has received the League of American Bicyclists bronze distinction on its “Bicycle Friendly Communities” list. Brentwood was first placed on the list in 2006 by the national biking advocacy group. This year, Brentwood was one of eight communities to successfully renew its distinction. From the Contra Costa Times: The league […]

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission recently released the “Pavement Management Index,” which classifies pavement conditions in nine Bay Area counties and 101 cities from Very Good to Poor. Congratulations to Brentwood for being ranked the highest! Contra Costa County was also ranked Very Good. Other cities in Contra Costa County were classified as follows: Good Concord, Oakley, San […]

Construction on BART’s eastward extension, which will span 10 miles from the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station towards Hillcrest Avenue, is set to begin this fall. The extension will fulfill the first phase of the eBart project, which aims to bring BART into East County. It should be completed by 2015. BART will be providing a project […]