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Great Weather Creates High Bike to Work Day Turnout An EBRPD staff member installs a bike bell Thousands of East Bay residents pedaled to work on Thursday, May 10 to celebrate the 24th annual Bay Area Bike to Work Day. Morning counts taken at East Bay Energizer Stations tallied 19,800 people either stopping in or rolling by. In Contra Costa alone, over 4,000 riders were counted. The event’s 48 Energizer Stations were located next to popular bike commute routes, along regional trails, at BART and other transit stations, and in downtown areas around Contra Costa.... Read the rest
Bike to Work Day is here! Get all the info you need for the big day. Prepare for your bike commute and check out the map of Contra Costa’s 50+ energizer stations to find one along your route. Plan a few minutes to stop at an energizer station for a quick chat and grab some great swag! Visit the Bike To Work Day Page »... Read the rest
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, Jan. 15), some transit agencies will be on regular weekday schedules while others will provide holiday service. We’ve compiled the transit service information for easy reference. Click any link below for additional schedule information. BART: Saturday service AC Transit: Sunday service WestCAT: JR/JL, 11, 19, DAR – Saturday service; Lynx – limited service; No other service County Connection: Regular weekday service Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393, 394 and 395 on Sunday schedule; No other service Wheels (LAVTA): Weekend Plus: All normal weekend service plus 53, 54 Capitol Corridor: Regular weekday service... Read the rest
Commuting to Concord and Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART just got easier! Carpools using the Scoop app will receive a guaranteed parking space and free parking at Concord or Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART stations if they arrive before 10 a.m. So, if you’re willing to fill an empty seat, you’ll have a parking spot waiting for you when you arrive! To get free, reserved parking at Concord and Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART stations, download the app at takescoop.com, use promo code BARTLOVE05 to receive a $5 credit, type in the BART station name, and schedule a trip either before 9:00 p.m.... Read the rest
Text START to 925-905-8747 to join the Text-Your-Commute Challenge! You can start the Text-your-Commute challenge anytime through October 16th! For additional information, read through the challenge rewards, eligibility and program rules below. Do you currently drive alone? Are you tired of sitting in traffic? Try out a different commute & get rewarded with the Contra Costa Text-Your-Commute Challenge! The Challenge is a fun and exciting opportunity to explore alternative modes of transportation to get to/from work.... Read the rest
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
If you’re not a regular bike commuter, here are some tips to help you get ready to ride: 1. Make sure your bike fits you properly. Bike size, saddle height and forward/backward position and handlebar height all play key parts in making you comfortable on your bike. If you know someone who can help you with all those measurements, great. If not, your local bike shop can easily help you get a great fit.... Read the rest
On Thursday, May 12, over 100,000 people across the Bay Area commuted by bike in celebration of Bike to Work Day, with more than 5,600 participants in Contra Costa alone! Morning counts across the Bay Area showed an increase in participation of more than 9 percent over last year. That’s amazing! 511 Contra Costa wants to thank all participants for making this another successful Bike to Work Day and for helping reduce CO2 emissions!... Read the rest
If you’re still on the fence about biking to work, or are biking but worried about forgetting some vital piece of gear, we’ve got 4 tips to help make it a low-stress Bike To Work Day! These suggestions originally appeared in a Time.com article promoting Bike To Work Day 2015 and they’re worthy of a re-post: Don’t get overwhelmed with tons of gear. It’s a good idea for anyone who rides a bike to know how to patch a tire.... Read the rest