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Parents, Neighbors Voice Concerns for Safer Streets in Castro Valley

Parents, Neighbors Voice Concerns for Safer Streets in Castro Valley

Parents, kids and many residents attended Supervisor Nate Miley’s October 29 Town Hall Meeting on bike and ped safety and raised their voices for more progress making streets in and around Castro Valley schools safe for walking and bicycling. Supervisor Miley’s entire staff was listening intently and taking notes, as residents told horror... MORE 30 Oct
Two Richmond Projects in the work

Two Richmond Projects in the work

Nevin Ave is designated as a Bike Boulevard in Master Plan, and soon enough this designation will be reflected on the street. A $7.7 million construction project is scheduled to break ground this spring, connecting Civic Center Plaza with Richmond BART.  The project features the very wide 6’ sharrow markings, and large chevrons that say Bike... MORE 21 Oct
Protected Bike Lanes for San Pablo

Protected Bike Lanes for San Pablo

Despite concerns from many residents about higher building heights and zoning changes, the El Cerrito City Council unanimously approved the San Pablo Ave Specific Plan, which includes buffered and protected bikeways. Twenty three speakers at City Council on Sept 22 approved of the new people-friendly designs for the street, with only 6... MORE 14 Sep
Bike Tent at Concord's Music & Farmer's Market

Bike Tent at Concord's Music & Farmer's Market

Complimentary Bicycle Repairs Todos Santos Plaza Every Thursday evening through September 11th 5:00 - 8:00 pm The Bike Tent at the Concord Farmers Market Some of Concord’s residents are working to make Concord a better city for Bicycling. Under the name of “Bike Concord”, we are promoting bicycles as a fun and easy way to get around Concord. Bike... MORE 27 Aug
Upper Broadway Going on a Diet

Upper Broadway Going on a Diet

By Fall of 2015, upper Broadway from Broadway Terrace to Keith Avenue will have shiny new pavement and bike lanes, and one less travel lane. It’s getting a conventional 4 to 3 road diet, similar to the redesign of Lakeshore Ave in 2009 (shown below), and to Market St, West St, Marin Ave in Albany, Bancroft Ave in San Leandro and many other... MORE 14 Aug
Downtown Specific Plan Update

Downtown Specific Plan Update

The Downtown Area Specific Plan’s goal is to pave the way for a more vibrant and attractive downtown area. The downtown area of Concord is planned for new infill development, with a goal of creating an active commercial and residential area where people regularly walk, bike and are served by good transit. These types of urban downtowns can be... MORE 15 Jun

Iron Horse Trail Improvement

We are happy to report that the 1.3-mile long Iron Horse Trail spur from Monument Blvd to Meadow Lane in Concord’s Monument Community is now complete! This beautiful trail segment will serve bicyclists and pedestrians of all ages, including students from the nearby Cambridge and Meadow Homes Elementary Schools. Next step: integration between the... MORE 18 Mar
Safe Routes to Transit Grant Win

Safe Routes to Transit Grant Win

  We’re extremely pleased to announce that the City of Concord’s application to receive funds for Safe Routes to Transit projects has been accepted! That’s $200,000 in Bicycle and Transit improvements, which specifically targets improving non-motorized access to BART stations. The MTC should be officially allocating the funds in February and... MORE 16 Dec
A Bikeway Forward for Tunnel Road

A Bikeway Forward for Tunnel Road

Your emails of support and personal stories provided during public comments at many neighborhood meetings have secured a way forward for building a better bikeway up Tunnel Road. Enjoying a rare moment of consensus, the Berkeley Transportation Commission approved a bike lane in the uphill direction with some on-street car parking preserved.... MORE 1 Oct
Olympic Corridor Study to Connect Iron Horse & Lafayette-Moraga Trails

Olympic Corridor Study to Connect Iron Horse & Lafayette-Moraga Trails

Help build a modern, family-friendly multiuse cycle track pathway connection between Lafayette-Moraga Trail and Iron Horse Trail. Contra Costa County is taking the lead on studying a new bike-ped connection between these two popular pathways and the map below shows the corridor and the general alignment options for the connection. The cities of... MORE 22 Aug
Glass Half Full on San Pablo Ave in Albany

Glass Half Full on San Pablo Ave in Albany

You are allowed to start getting excited about Albany’s potential new two-way cycle track on San Pablo Ave between Buchanan St and Dartmouth Ave bikeways as well as Albany’s commitment to test bike lanes on other sections of what is a very busy state highway. You are also allowed to challenge Albany for compromising your safety in the name of car... MORE 27 Apr
Caltrans Narrows Scope of Niles Canyon Widening Project

Caltrans Narrows Scope of Niles Canyon Widening Project

  Overwhelmed by opposition from local community groups and the City of Fremont, Caltrans has gone back to the drawing board for the Niles Canyon Roadway Widening Project.  No longer included in the project is the addition of 10 ft  shoulders on both sides of the road for the entire length of the canyon. Instead, Caltrans is focusing on short... MORE 28 Mar

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