Monument Corridor Transportation Action Team Mtg

November 29, 2012 - 7:07pm to 9:08pm

Meeting Reminder for the Monument Community Partnership Transportation Action Team Meeting
Thursday November 29, 2012 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Keller House
1760 Clayton Rd.
Concord, CA  94520
Meeting Agenda:
Special Guest Brad Beck, Senior Transportation Planner CCTA
OneBayArea Grant program is on Priority Development Areas (PDAs)
Community Reports
Dave Pitman;          Report on Walkability Audit and
Will Dominie:         Report on Walkability Audit
Ed Birsan               Report on Transportation Issues facing the community.

Clase en español (Spanish Language Bike Safety Class) - Concord

November 14, 2012 - 8:00am to 11:30am

Aprender a andar en bicicleta en el tráfico - Clases GATIS de seguridad urbana para bicicletas! (Learn to Drive a Bike - FREE Urban Bike Safety Classes!)
Free Bicycle Safety Class

Kids Bike Rodeo - Monument Carnival of Health, Concord

October 6, 2012 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

FREE Kids Bike Rodeo! Join the East Bay Bicycle Coalition for a day of kids biking fun.
Free Bicycle Safety Class

Concord Launches Downtown Specific Plan

September 22, 2012 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Please mark your calendars for an exciting event!

Back to School, Child Safety Fair - Concord

August 18, 2012 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Senator DeSaulnier hosts Back to School Child Safety Fair

Free Bicycle Safety Class

Senator Mark DeSaulnier with support from the Concord Police Station hosts a Back to School Child Safety Fair!

When: August 18, 2012
Where: Concord Police Station, 1350 Galindo Street, Concord, CA
Time: 10am-1pm


  • Child Identification Fingerprinting Kits
  • Child Safety Seat Inspections
  • Bike and Road Safety from Talking Car Mr. Beeps

Eleven East Bay Schools Ready to Build $5.7 Million in Safe Routes to School Projects

Eleven East Bay Schools Ready to Build $5.7 Million in Safe Routes to School Projects

We are happy to report that the California Department of Transportation has awarded 11 Safe Routes to School grants to schools in the East Bay. Is your kid’s school on the list below? A total of $5.7 million in funds have been awarded in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. These projects include new bikeways on Farm Bureau Rd in Concord, Canal Rd in Pittsburg and Blacow Rd in Fremont. Alameda County schools in particular did well to receive so many grants, which is a testimony to the great work of Transform, Cycles of Change, and our supportive local cities and their staff to get more kids walking and bicycling to school. Good habits start early! On Bike to School Day this past May, bicycling rates to many schools tripled, and the numbers are only growing. It’s is great to see cities working hard to keep up with this surging demand. It is also encouraging to know that thanks to our successful advocacy work, the regional Safe Routes to School Program is intact and fully funded for the next 4 years. We are also working to ensure that the State does not take any of these monies in the future for other roadway projects. Your help may be needed for this. Stay tuned.

Concord Complete Streets Community Workshop

July 25, 2012 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Plan the future on Concord’s streets.

Share your ideas on how to make Concord a better place to walk, bike and thrive.

Concord Civic Center
1950 Parkside Drive

Greenbelt Alliance's Tour De Concord

May 12, 2012 - 9:30am to 1:30pm

Join us on a bicycle ride through Central Contra Costa County. We’ll roll by sites like the former Concord Naval Weapons Station, Contra Costa Centre in Pleasant Hill, and the Iron Horse Trail. More information available here.

Town Mourns After Father and Daughter Are Killed in Crash While Cycling

Town Mourns After Father and Daughter Are Killed in Crash While Cycling

As cars zipped along Treat Boulevard in the pouring rain Tuesday, a steady stream of people added flowers, teddy bears and personal notes to a sidewalk memorial for Solaiman Nuri and his daughter Hadessa. Mr. Nuri and his two daughters, Hadessa, 9, and Hannah, 12, were riding their bicycles Saturday morning when a 17-year-old high school student driving a white Cadillac Escalade jumped the curb, sheared off the top of a fire hydrant and crashed into the family before hitting a building.

Mr. Nuri, a 41-year-old truck driver, died at the scene; Hadessa was pronounced dead at the hospital. Hannah survived with minor injuries. The driver, who witnesses said was speeding, was arrested Saturday and released from juvenile hall Tuesday, while police continued to investigate whether he was texting or impaired at the time of the crash.

The tragedy has shaken Concord, a city of 122,000 in suburban Contra Costa County. Hundreds gathered for a vigil Sunday evening and again for a funeral Wednesday in Antioch.

Dave Campbell, program director at the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, said that off-street bike trails were important for encouraging bicycling. But he said that on-street lanes were essential because “nobody lives on a trail.

Contra Costa ready to award $20 million for key bikeways

Contra Costa ready to award $20 million for key bikeways

Get ready for new bikeway projects in just about every city in Contra Costa County. The bicycle and pedestrian program of Contra Costa’s transportation sales tax measure is awarding its first round of funding to many great bikeway projects that will close key gaps in our regional bikeway network:

  • Richmond: Nevin Avenue is being improved with a new BART station entrance area on the east side of the station, as well as streetscape improvements for bikes on the west side toward downtown;
  • El Cerrito: full funding is now in place to complete the connection between the Ohlone Greenway in El Cerrito with the Richmond Greenway, across San Pablo Avenue. Once completed, these two combined pathways will form the 2nd longest urban pathway in the East Bay, right after the Iron Horse Trail;
  • Hercules: the East Bay Regional Parks District is moving forward with completing the Bay Trail past the Bio Rad facility, to close the gap between Rodeo and the proposed Hercules Transit Station;

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