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Thanks to everyone who made this year’s Summer Bike Challenge a big success! The Summer Bike Challenge is an annual event that encourages people of all ages to get out on their bikes to enjoy healthy, no-cost summer recreation while experiencing pollution-free transportation. Not only does the Challenge provide participants with destination ‘bingo cards’ full […]

Click here to enter the grand prize drawing!   Looking for free summer activities that are fun for the whole family? Check out 511CC’s Summer Bike Challenge! Available in Concord, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Pittsburg, Oakley, and Brentwood, the Challenge offers healthy fun for all ages, and the best part: it’s completely free. Participating is […]

Earth Day is Monday, April 22! We’ve pulled together a list of Earth Day celebrations in Contra Costa, happening through Sunday, April 28. 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 & get […]

California’s 12-cent gas tax increase went into effect this month, and you’ll soon see the impact at gas stations throughout the state. We have a couple of ways for you to beat the tax hike: Share the Ride – Whether you call it ridesharing or carpooling, it’s the same thing – sharing a ride and splitting […]

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 […]

On Monday, May 22nd, Contra Costa County will host a community workshop on the I-680/Treat Boulevard Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Plan. The goal is to identifiy improvements to serve bicyclists and pedestrians using the Treat Boulevard/I-680 corridor between the Iron Horse Trail, through the Interstate-680 (I-680) over-crossing near the Contra Costa Centre/Pleasant Hill BART station […]

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 […]

Valet park your bike at the Pleasant Hill Farmers’ Market on Saturday, October 3, and you’ll be entered to win $20 in Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association “Carrot Cash”! Roll in, leave your bike with the 511CC bike valet staff and they’ll give you a claim check for your bicycle and keep it safe while you […]

This year, 511 Contra Costa held it’s first-ever Pleasant Hill Summer Youth Bike Challenge (SYBC). From June 1 to August 29, kids were encouraged to explore Pleasant Hill by bicycle, checking off destinations on their Challenge card as they went. Not only were participants able to get free stuff through out the summer, like Jamba […]

Bike to Work Day is almost here! Whether you’re already committed to riding or need a tiny bit more motivation, we’ve got the lowdown on Energizer Stations that should not be missed! Antioch • Deer Valley Rd & Wellness Way (Kaiser Permanente Antioch Medical Center) – 6:30-9:30 am: Giving away free bike bells! Pleasant Hill • […]

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511 Contra Costa is rolling out a new youth biking program in Pleasant Hill. The Summer Youth Bike Challenge provides fun, healthy, no cost summer recreation that challenges participants to explore their hometown via bicycle. Challenge destinations include public parks and athletic fields, the library, Farmers Market, and Downtown Pleasant Hill.  The Summer Youth Bike […]

As we get older, physical changes occur which can impact our safety behind the wheel. The good news is there are steps we can take to remain safer drivers even as we age. Thanks to the Pleasant Hill Commission on Aging, here are some helpful suggestions for senior drivers. If you’re not a senior driver […]

Older drivers are often the safest drivers, since they are more likely to wear their seatbelts and less likely to speed or drink and drive. However, older drivers are more likely to be killed or seriously hurt when a crash does occur due to their greater susceptibility to injury. CarFit is an educational program offering older adults […]

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is offering opportunities for Bay Area high school students to get hands-on experience in the transportation field through paid summer internships. They are currently accepting applications for positions in 9 Bay Area counties, including Contra Costa. This year 511 Contra Costa is proud to offer two internship opportunities as part […]

Traffic Alert for Buskirk Avenue beginning June 26, 2014 1)      The new roadway section on the east side of Buskirk Avenue between Crossroads and Clarie Drive will now be open to one lane for northbound traffic. 2)      The new Hookston Road section (old Elmira Drive) between Hookston Road and Clarie Drive will now be open […]

As part of the Buskirk Avenue Widening Phase 2 Improvement Project in Pleasant Hill, California, Elmira Lane will be closed to public traffic for three months starting on Monday January 27, 2014.  This road closure duration may change depending on weather, field conditions and work conflicts. Buskirk Avenue traffic will be routed through single lane […]

Buskirk Avenue will be partially closed and flagged to one-way traffic typically from 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. from Monday, September 23 to Friday, September 27, 2013. Some work may occur outside these listed times depending on weather, field conditions and work conflicts. Motorists should expect delays during these construction periods. Please use alternate routes […]

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Leadership students from Sequoia Middle School marched in the City of Pleasant Hill July 4th parade with a message to the community: “Practice your Street Smarts!”  Sequoia students handed out bike safety lights and Rules of the Road brochures to 1,000 Pleasant Hill residents as they paraded down Contra Costa Boulevard. Sequoia Middle School Students […]

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For more Buskirk Ave project pics, check us out on Pinterest As the Buskirk Avenue Widening Project moves forward, be sure to check out our Buskirk Avenue Pinterest board with the updated proposed design elements and pictures of the exciting streetscape project. Or, if you happen to snap your own pictures of the progress on Buskirk Avenue, […]

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Construction on the Buskirk Avenue Widening Project in Pleasant Hill is scheduled to begin next week, May 20, 2013.   What is it? The project is to imrpove, reconstruct and widen Buskirk Avenue in Pleasant Hill, CA. In addition, drainage improvements, new pedestrian and bike facilities, new pavement and striping will be added to the […]

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Buskirk Avenue in Pleasant Hill will be undergoing an improvement, reconstruction and widening project. In addition, drainage improvements, new pedestrian and bike facilities, new pavement and striping will be added to the Avenue. As part of this project: Buskirk Avenue will be realigned with a new traffic signal at the Buskirk Avenue/Clarie Drive intersection. A […]

Roger Matoba’s of Pleasant Hill was honored by MTC for operating a commuter vanpool for 29 years.  Roger proudly named his vanpool vehicle after the Japanese word Ichivan, meaning Number One.  Departing from Pleasant Hill early each morning, Roger drove over 100 varpoolers to/from work in San Francisco for nearly three decades. It is estimated […]

What: Public Meeting for Pleasant Hill citywide bicycle and pedestrian master plan project When: Tuesday, January 11, 2010 from 6-8 PM Where: Pleasant Hill City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 – Large Community Room The City of Pleasant Hill will host the second public meeting on its citywide Bike/Ped Master Plan project next Tuesday […]

The city of Pleasant Hill is working on a master plan to develop comprehensive bike and pedestrian friendly routes and facilities. Increased bicycle lanes should encourage more people to bike, instead of drive, to work, school, or to shops. Consultants will work to determine which areas attract the most pedestrian traffic, which areas would benefit […]