Contra Costa Air Quality

In late January, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission unveiled their new Vital Signs website. Drawing from over 20 years of data, the website offers interactive, customizable charts and graphs on various aspects of transportation in the Bay Area. According to the MTC, the idea behind the project is to allow Bay Area residents, “to track the region’s progress toward reaching key transportation, land use, environmental and economic policy goals.” The MTC plans to add land use and economic development data to the site in the spring and data relating to environmental and safety questions in the summer.... Read the rest
Note: TrafficCOM is now known as WayCount. Are you curious to know how weather affects the number of people that use the new bike lane in the neighborhood? Or how traffic patterns change during summer break? Anecdotal observations are useful in finding the answer to these questions but sometimes nothing compares to having data at hand.Getting the data just got a little easier with the arrival of TrafficCOM – a device available to the public that counts and monitors the speed and rate of traffic.... Read the rest
Where could you afford to live within a 30 minute commute of your workplace? One Bay Area assembled this new tool for you to explore. You tell the tool: An average home prices What mode you want (bike, walk, carpool, transit, drive alone) How long you want to commute For example, let’s say you work in the Pinole Point Business Park. You’re willing to spend between $250,000 and $500,000, and you want to be able to bike to your office within 30 minutes.... Read the rest