Posts Tagged "green"

Great Weather Creates High Bike to Work Day Turnout 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 […]

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22! We’ve pulled together a list of Earth Day celebrations in Contra Costa, happening Wednesday, April 18 through Friday, April 27. If you see a  next to an event listing, it means 511 Contra Costa staff will have a table at the event. Say hello, pick up some 511CC swag […]

Bike to Work Day is a promotional event to encourage the use of a bicycle instead of a car About Bike To Work Day Bike To Work Day 2017: Energizer Station Photos Any Day Can Be Bike to Work Day Tips: Preparing to Bike Commute Isabella Zizi: 2017 Contra Costa Bike Commuter of the Year […]

btwd 2016

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 […]

Earth Day is a chance to consider changes we can make to reduce our burden on the planet. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day, try this: pick a day this month and change up your commute and rideshare, walk, bike or take transit to work! Here’s how switching from driving alone […]

Green bike lanes have landed in Walnut Creek just in time for Bike to Work Day! The bike lane on Olympic Blvd has been painted green on the segment between N. California and the I-680 on ramp. The creation of green bike lanes has been on the rise in the Bay Area since San Francisco’s […]

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has announced that Green Clean Air Vehicle decals – which allow single-occupant plug-in hybrids to use the HOV lane – are no longer being issued. In late 2015, the DMV hit their limit of 85,000 stickers. Although the limit has been raised in the past, there is no guarantee that […]

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, […]

From one beautiful bridge to another...

Photo credit: vision63 In just about every major American metropolitan region, and especially here in the Bay Area, streets are congested – and contested – spaces.  Increasingly cities are reallocating mixed-traffic lanes to accommodate bicycling, and while this makes it safer for the cyclists, it can affect the traffic flow by reducing the number of […]

Check out the video “Stop the Pollution, Pick a Solution,” to see what Livable Streets Education students are up to at MS 51 in Park Slope, Brooklyn. [vimeo 10785832]