Contra Costa County

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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Team Bike Challenge Awards Bash at Actual Cafe

June 24, 2011 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

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Actual Cafe
6334 San Pablo Avenue (near Alcatraz) Oakland

East Bay Bicycle Coalition celebrates Team Bike Challenge winners with a happy hour bash at Actual Cafe Friday, June 24th

bafwp1.jpg Another successful Bike Month has come and gone the results of the Team Bike Challenge are now final. Sangamo Cyclists of Alameda County, riding to Sangamo BioSciences in Richmond, are the regional winners in this year’s Team Bike Challenge. See the Sangamo Cyclists featured in the inspiring video at the bottom of this page. Congratulations to Sangamo Cyclists, the regional and Alameda County winners with 2,901 team miles logged in May, to the Hydrologic Cyclers, the Contra Costa County winners with 2,081 miles logged, and to KW Engineering, an Oakland firm who won the region in the small company category. Out of the top five teams three were from Alameda County – we have a lot to celebrate. The two winning teams for Alameda and Contra Costa counties will win a Commuter Rack Trunk from REI for each team member, plus other goodies. Here at the East Bay Bicycle Coalition we would like to send the heartiest of congratulations to all Team Bike Challenge participants for all of the riding that you did in May as part of the Team Bike Challenge, this year and in years past!

Bike to Market Day: Saturday, May 21

bike to market day logoKeep your legs limber and cycle on over in support of your participating East Bay markets for the 2nd annual Bike to Market Day, May 21, 2011. Cyclists all over the East Bay will receive discounts and other selected goodies at participating markets when they make this day’s shopping trip by bike.

Participating markets include Whole Foods Oakland, Grocery Outlet (Oakland and Berkeley), Country Cheese (Berkeley), Alameda Natural Grocery, Farmer Joe’s (Oakland), The Foodmill, and the Monterey Market

The East Bay Bicycle Coalition, in collaboration with a selection of your favorite local markets, is encouraging you to make a habit of biking to your most routine destinations. Join in on Bike to Market Day on May 21st by pedaling to your local participating market where discounts or gift cards for merchandise will gladly be given to you when you reach the checkout stand and proudly display your “proof” (either helmets, bike gloves or bike jackets).

Your voice is needed for better access to transit in West Contra Costa County

MAKING IT EASIER TO ACCESS TRANSIT IN WEST COUNTY

The West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC) is hosting three community workshops to discuss ways to improve access to public transit in West County. Come hear about proposed improvements and provide your feedback. The workshops will cover:

— Conditions around West County BART stations and other transit hubs
— Pedestrian and bicycle needs
— Signage
— Parking
— Employer shuttles and other ways to promote alternatives to driving

WCCTAC wants to hear your ideas and priorities. To get involved:

Community Workshop with the West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee

May 24, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

El Cerrito City Hall (City Council Chambers)
10890 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito

LET’S MAKE TRANSIT EASIER IN WEST COUNTY!

The West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC) is hosting three community workshops to discuss ways to improve access to public transit in West County. Come hear about proposed improvements and provide your feedback. The workshops will cover:

— Conditions around West County BART stations and other transit hubs
— Pedestrian and bicycle needs
— Parking
— Employer shuttles and other ways to promote alternatives to driving
— Signage

Community Workshop with the West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee

May 23, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Richmond City Hall (Multipurpose room)
440 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond

LET’S MAKE TRANSIT EASIER IN WEST COUNTY!

The West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC) is hosting three community workshops to discuss ways to improve access to public transit in West County. Come hear about proposed improvements and provide your feedback. The workshops will cover:

— Conditions around West County BART stations and other transit hubs
— Pedestrian and bicycle needs
— Parking
— Employer shuttles and other ways to promote alternatives to driving
— Signage

Community Workshop with the West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee

May 16, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Hercules City Hall (City Council Chambers)
111 Civic Drive
Hercules

LET’S MAKE TRANSIT EASIER IN WEST COUNTY!

The West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC) is hosting three community workshops to discuss ways to improve access to public transit in West County. Come hear about proposed improvements and provide your feedback. The workshops will cover:

— Conditions around West County BART stations and other transit hubs
— Pedestrian and bicycle needs
— Parking
— Employer shuttles and other ways to promote alternatives to driving
— Signage

Bay Area - Easy Riders Bicycle Touring Meetup Group

April 23, 2011 - 10:00am Starts at Orinda Bart Station 11 Camino Pablo Orinda, CA at 10AM “It is a great easy ride, on trail and little used road and it is a loop. There are a few small hills, but nothing extreme.

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