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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Construction of a portion of the Bay Area Express Lanes on I-680 (between Walnut Creek and San Ramon) has begun and is scheduled to last approximately 15 months. Construction includes installation of variable message signs and overhead toll readers, concrete foundations for overhead freeway sign structures, and laying conduit and fiber optic communications cables for […]

The California Highway Patrol knows that driving is freedom. Helping seniors preserve that freedom is the focus of their Age Well Drive Smart program. On August 7, CHP – Contra Costa invites you to take their free Age Well Drive Smart class in Walnut Creek. This two-hour interactive program is designed to help Contra Costa County’s […]

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 […]

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 • […]

The Draft Walnut Creek Pedestrian Master Plan is now available for public review! The City of Walnut Creek wants your feedback and will be accepting public comments – via phone, online and at meetings – through Friday, June 12, 2015. The Pedestrian Master Plan (PMP) is Walnut Creek’s first citywide planning effort focused on making walking safer, easier […]

Plan Bay Area 2040

Give feedback to help shape the future of Contra Costa County and the Bay Area at an MTC Plan Bay Area Open House – Wednesday, April 29! Plan Bay Area is a roadmap to help Bay Area cities and counties adapt to the challenges of future population growth. Attendees will have the opportunity to view displays and […]

Walnut Creek Intermediate School parents & students, it’s time to get ready to Bike and Roll to School! As a lead-up to National Bike to School Day on May 6, Street Smarts Diablo is teaming up with Contra Costa middle schools for a series of individual Bike & Roll to School events. On April 28, […]

National Bike to School Day is Wednesday, May 6. As a lead-up to the big day, Street Smarts Diablo is teaming up with select middle schools in Contra Costa for a series of individual Bike & Roll to School events. Middle school students will be accepting the challenge to get to school on wheels by riding their […]

If you’ve got a teenage driver in the house, or a teen who’ll be driving soon, a great way to help them stay safer behind the wheel is to bring them to the CHP Smart Start Driving Safety Program. This two-hour driver safety class targets new and future licensed teenage drivers and their parents. On […]

Getting around Walnut Creek is free and easy when you use the Downtown Trolley and Route 5 Shuttle! The Downtown Trolley runs 7 days a week and makes a loop through Downtown. Stops include: the Broadway Plaza, Main Street Plaza, the Lesher Center for the Arts, City Hall and the Senior Center. (For a full list of […]

You are invited to participate in the development of the Walnut Creek Pedestrian Master Plan The Pedestrian Master Plan is the first citywide planning effort focused on making walking in Walnut Creek safer, easier and more popular. The Plan will assess existing conditions for walking; develop goals and policies to guide the implementation of walking facilities; […]

The Bay Area Infrastructure Financing Authority (BAIFA) is working closely with Caltrans to convert the existing HOV lanes on I-680 into express lanes from Rudgear Road to Alcosta Blvd. in the southbound direction and from Alcosta Blvd. to Livorna Road in the northbound direction.  Like existing HOV lanes, express lanes are FREE for carpools, vanpools, […]

If you must drive to Downtown Walnut Creek, it pays to know what parking options you have when looking for a place to park. Going to Peet’s Coffee & Tea for a brief time? Use the short-term parking meters. Dinner and a movie, or going shopping? Park in a City-owned garage (South Locust, North Locust, […]

Contra Costa County, together with the cities of Lafayette and Walnut Creek are conducting a planning study to examine a preferred alignment for a feasible alignment and a preferred alternative for a pedestrian/bicycle facility from the Lafayette-Moraga Trail to the Iron Horse Trail in downtown Walnut Creek.  Review the study area map. The first Community Workshop […]

Know your Contra Costa Mayors? No worries, we included their photos and how they are participating in Bike to Work Day – maybe you’ll spot a few tomorrow 😉 Mayor Daniel Helix of Concord will be at the Downtown Concord BART energizer station greeting bike commuters. Mayor Gayle McLaughlin of Richmond will be at San […]

Got 5 minutes? Get pumped for Bike to Work Day with these videos! Which one do you like best?

Beginning this Friday, November 23, the Walnut Creek Free Ride Trolley will run later in the evening Monday-Saturday, giving shoppers, employees, diners and residents extra time to enjoy the downtown area. The last trolley will leave Broadway Plaza at 10:10 PM Monday-Saturday through December 8th (currently, the last Walnut Creek BART-bound trolley leaves Broadway Plaza […]

Tis’ the season! Holiday shopping is underway, and so is the hunt for that perfect parking spot! This season, the easiest way to get around and accomplish your holiday shopping is to park your car, and hop on the free trolley (you can find the trolley route on the map below) After parking, make sure […]

Caldecott Tunnel workers see light, BART is one step closer to San Jose, local bike shops you should check out. Read our weekly news & events roundup for Contra Costa County, East Bay & Bay Area for transit, biking and transportation. [View the story “This Week’s Headlines in Transportation and Transit: Nov. 26 – Dec. […]