Contra Costa County

Contra Costa Public Workshops on Priority Projects for Regional Transportation Plan: Orinda

April 4, 2011 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Want to see more bike/ped bridges get built over freeways and busy roadways in Contra Costa?

RTP logoNow through April is cyclists’ time to ask the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) for ‘big-ticket’ bike projects in the upcoming Contra Costa Countywide Transportation Plan-a 25-year planning document that is part of the Regional Transportation Plan “Call for Projects.” We are looking for “big ticket” projects of at least $1 million here.

Richmond Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee Monthly Meeting

March 14, 2011 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

The Richmond Bike Plan is nearing completion! At this meeting, there will be an election of committee officers and a discussion of the annual work plan. Come on down and give your input!

Richmond City Hall, 2nd Floor
Pt. Molate Room
450 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804

Visit www.richmondbpac.org for more information.

Richmond Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee

February 14, 2011 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

This is the regular monthly meeting of the Richmond BPAC. At this meeting, we will discuss the Richmond Pedestrian Plan. Everyone welcome!

Richmond City Hall, 2nd Floor
Pt. Molate Room
450 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804

Visit www.richmondbpac.org for more information.

Great things are happening for biking in Pleasanton!

plan view of projectPleasanton Mayor Jennifer Hosterman concluded the meeting by saying,

What a wonderful workshop we have had tonight, let’s move forward!

Here at the East Bay Bicycle Coalition we couldn’t agree more.

Thanks to tireless efforts from advocates like James Van Dyke, a board member of the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, great things are happening in Pleasanton right now for bicycling!  We just learned, here at the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, that a critical connection between the Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station and Hacienda Business Park, along Hopyard Road, was just funded through the CalTrans Bicycle Transportation Account. This project on Hopyard was the only project in the entire East Bay to win funds though this very competitive funding process.

In addition those of you who have been following the TIGER II funding through the East Bay Regional Park District will know already that this project funds two important connections across the 580 in Pleasanton, one completing the Alamo Creek Trail though the 580/680 interchange between Dublin and Pleasanton, and the second filling in a 1.6 mile gap in the world-class rail-trail conversion, the Iron Horse Trail.

Mt. Diablo New Year's Day Ride to the Top

January 1, 2011 - 7:00am to 6:00pm

Save Mt. Diablo Ride logoJoin hundreds of members of the Bicycle Coalition and our affiliated bicycle clubs for a ride up to the top of Mt. Diablo. It’s one heck of the way to kick off the New Year, and to work off the prior night’s craziness.

This is not a specific organized ride. Many groups take off from different locations, and at different times, and simply enjoy the company of friends and companions on their way up.

Richmond Bike and Ped Plans Presented to Planning Commission

December 2, 2010 - 7:00pm

This is an opportunity to participate in the first formal presentation of both draft plans to the City of Richmond.

View the Draft Bicycle Master Plan at:
http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/index.aspx?nid=2322

View the Draft Pedestrian Plan at:
http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/index.aspx?nid=2119

Comments on the Draft Pedestrian Plan are being accepted through December 17.
Contact Kieron Slaughter, Richmond Planning Department
510.620.6887
kieron_slaughter@ci.richmond.ca.us

Richmond Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting

December 13, 2010 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Richmond City Hall, 2nd Floor
Pt. Molate Room
450 Civic Center Plaza Richmond, CA 94804

Status report from Questa Engineering on the Bay Trail Project from Castro Street to the Richmond Bridge in Pt. Richmond. This is an area that has been dangerously difficult for bicyclists to navigate. There will be an assessment ride to the location some day to be determined prior to the meeting. Stay tuned!

www.richmondbpac.org

Mark Pendleton Memorial - UPDATE - No Plea Bargain Offered

Mark Pendleton Memorial - UPDATE - No Plea Bargain Offered


July 26, 2010 Update:
Prosecutors have backed away from offering a plea agreement to an El Sobrante man charged in the hit-and-run death of Mark Pendleton in 2008 along McEwen Road in Contra Costa County. Assistant district attorney Paul Sequeira said Monday that after speaking with the victim’s family, his office decided to cease discussions about a plea deal for Harold Brown, 54. Brown is accused of striking 49-year-old electrician and Martinez resident Mark Pendleton the night of Nov. 24, 2008, and then fleeing the scene in his vehicle. His next court hearing is scheduled for Sept. 9, 2010.

Read Full Story in Contra Costa Times

Mark Pendleton (49) regularly enjoyed rides from his home in Martinez on beautiful roads thoughout the East Bay. Mark was the victim of a hit and run crash after climbing McEwen Road on Monday, November 24, 2008. An updated news report about this generous individual and CHP’s effort to find the northbound motorist, who crossed into the oncoming lane, appeared in the Contra Costa Times newspaper on 11/26/08 and on 12/11/08. The initial article includes a photo of Mark.

CCTA Public Hearing on Vehicle Registration Fee Ballot Initiative: Complete Streets included!

July 21, 2010 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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CCTA Offices
3478 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 100
Pleasant Hill

Iron Horse Trail bridge over Treat going up next three weekends

The Iron Horse Trail bridge over Treat Blvd is going up during the next three weekends (June 4/5, 11/12, 18/19). Treat, and likely the Iron Horse Trail/Jones Street, will be closed from 9:00 PM until 10:00 AM, so if you ride through this area on Saturday or Sunday morning you may not be able to get through. If the intersection is closed to bicycles (they have a huge crane to lift the bridge sections into place), you can take Iron Horse Trail south to the Canal Trail, then Cherry Lane back to Treat (although I don't think that many people ride bikes along Treat anyway).

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