Walnut Creek

Olympic Corridor Community Workshop

December 5, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Contra Costa County, in partnership with the cities of Lafayette and Walnut Creek, has initiated the Olympic Corridor Trail Connector Study to study options and identify a preferred alternative for a pedestrian/bicycle pathway connecting two well used, paved, multi-use regional trails in Contra Costa County; the Lafayette-Moraga Trail and the Iron Horse Trail. The project requires significant community outreach.  One Stakeholder Group meeting has taken place with EBBC and Bike Walnut Creek in attendance, and now consultants are ready to hear from the broader public. It’s time to share your ideas and concerns about connecting these two important regional trails. 

The purpose of the Community Workshop is specifically to capture community ideas and concerns about the preferred alternative and the criteria we will use to select the recommended corridor.

The first Community Workshop will be:

Thursday, December 5
6:30-8:30pm
Multi-Purpose Room
Parkmead Elementary
1920 Magnolia Way
Walnut Creek, CA 94595

If you can’t make the Community Workshop, please take our online survey and provide your input on this important new bikeway.

Bike Walnut Creek: a Bike East Bay Local Working Group

Bike Walnut Creek: a Bike East Bay Local Working Group

 

Featured in 2013’s Fall RideOn Newsletter

By Alden Mudge

 

During a family reunion in 2009, Danny Milks and current Bike East Bay board member Kristin Tennessen surprised friends and family with a wedding under the Golden Gate Bridge. A month later, they left on a round-the-world, back-packing honeymoon that took them through 30 countries in 730 days. When they returned, they settled – temporarily they thought – in Walnut Creek, where Kristin had a job as software developer at the Joint Genome Project.

Soon after they settled in, Kristin and Danny decided to get involved in Walnut Creek’s civic affairs. “I’ve always had an interest in becoming part of a community,” Kristin said. “When we were traveling, we were only in the same city for a few nights and had no community. The way you really make a difference in the world is getting into a community and getting associated with the politics.”

Bike Tour of Olympic Corridor: Lafayette to Walnut Creek

October 12, 2013 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Saturday, October 12
11am-2pm
Meet up at Papillon Quality Gourmet Coffees
67 Lafayette Cir, in Downtown Lafayette

Join Bike Walnut Creek and the East Bay Bicycle Coalition to scope out options for building a world-class multiuse pathway connection between the Lafayette-Moraga Trail and the Iron Horse Trail, more or less along the Olympic Boulevard Corridor.

Get Involved in Walnut Creek's West Downtown Specific Plan

Get Involved in Walnut Creek's West Downtown Specific Plan

As part of its commitment to creating a vibrant, walkable, bikeable downtown with significant increase in housing and higher transit usage, Walnut Creek is moving along with plans for higher density, urban neighborhood in its West Downtown Area. To date there have been 3 public workshops focused on land use patterns in the West Downtown Area. In the Fall of 2013, the focus shifts to the street designs in the area, and that is where the East Bay Bicycle Coalition and our members will have a big influence on creating streets that are safe and comfortable for people of all ages and abilities.

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Walnut Creek Planning - Wayfinding and Olympic Connector

August 26, 2013 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Bike Walnut Creek is looking for input from local cyclists. We have a rare opportunity to provide the city with advice on two projects: the Bicycle Wayfinding Sign program and Olympic Corridor Connection Study.  On Monday, August 26, from 5:30-6:30pm, Bike Walnut Creek will have large maps available for you to view at the Blue Oak Study Room in the downtown Walnut Creek Library. You are invited to come anytime during that hour to check out the maps and suggest improvements. This is a collective effort and we need your help! 

 

www.bikewalnutcreek.org

Meet Danny Milks, BART Bike Commuter

Meet Danny Milks, BART Bike Commuter

“Every weekday I commute by bike and BART to work. I bike to the Walnut Creek station, to take BART to Rockridge, and then ride by bike again to Emeryville. 

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Walnut Creek Bike to Lunch

May 12, 2013 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Join Bike Walnut Creek for Bike to Lunch Day on Sunday, May 12th from 11am-2pm.

 

www.bikewalnutcreek.org

Bike Walnut Creek Report: March 7

Bike Walnut Creek Report: March 7

Thanks to all of you who attended the Wayfinding Open House on December 12th, and/or made comments at the online Open Town Hall. Bicycling signage is now included in the Wayfinding System Design Work Plan! Read below for more details about how you made a difference. Bike Walnut Creek’s next big event: a proposal for Bike to Lunch, a joint event with Downtown Walnut Creek (the former WC Business Association) Our next regular group meeting is in one week on Thursday, March 14 from 7:00-8:30 pm at Sports Basement Walnut Creek.

If you cannot attend our next meeting in person, consider joining via Google Hangout. This online video phone service was used at our last BWC meeting with great success. Please send Bike Walnut Creek an email for details if you are interesting in using Google Hangout to attend. Our newest BWC member, Brock Tennessen, newborn son of Danny and Kristin, will be joining the meeting via Google Hangout. {C}

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Bike Walnut Creek Update October 5, 2012

Bike Walnut Creek Update October 5, 2012

Bike Walnut Creek is ramping up and going strong, and needs your help. If you live or work in Central Costa County, get involved. Here is what is going on:

  • We were just notified this week of a special Transportation Commission meeting on Monday, October 8th at 6pm at WC City Hall in the Council Chamber. The only thing on the agenda is ” Walnut Creek Complete Streets Policy - The draft Complete Streets Policy will be presented to the Transportation Commission for their final recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council”. Of course we are pleased the city is adopting a Complete Streets policy, but we feel because of the lack of current complete streets in Walnut Creek, the city needs to adopt stronger language in our Complete Streets Policy. At BWC’s last meeting in September, we drafted a letter to the city explaining why we feel it is important for all city departments to be trained and versed on Complete Streets policy. Please become familiar with WC’s Complete Streets Policy, the draft is here linked here under “Staff Report”: Draft Complete Streets Policy

Walnut Creek and Berkeley Looking for Volunteers to do Bike Counts

Berkeley I’m writing you because you volunteered in the past for Berkeley’s annual bicycle counts or have expressed a general interest in volunteering for Berkeley’s bicycle program. We are trying to recruit 15 volunteers to do counts for the week of September 10th (next week!). If you’re available to do one counting period (2.5 hours including arriving early and cleaning up count data after) from 4-6 pm next Tues, Wed or Thurs, please let me know!

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