Contra Costa County

wide crack/expansion joint with raised lip on bear creek road

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at March 30, 2011 - 12:31am
Status: (Class III (no special facility) / Priority major)
Case ID:: -8589

direction

southbound

type

other

Location

Bear Creek Road
unincorporated?
US

description

the 'bridge' crossing the creek at the bottom of 'pumphouse'/steep hill (on bear creek road) going up to the intersection of san pablo dam road/wildcat has a fully exposed junction/expansion joint on the north side. i bunny hopped this thing last week, which wasn't a problem, but today i met a cyclist who double flatted as i was on my way north and another who flatted as i was coming back south after doing intervals. the later cyclist destroyed a carbon spinergy rim in the process. so, when you descend pumphouse and pass the little bump at the construction yard, note that the downhill to the bridge will lead to a 10-12" gap with a raised (2") lip on the far side. if you hit this thing you'll flat at best and crater hard at worst! elmar (old5tens@gmail.com)

Jurisdiction

Voice your support for 'Big Ticket' bikeways in the Contra Costa Countywide Transportation Plan

Want to see more bike/ped bridges get built over freeways and busy roadways in Contra Costa? Plan first–then build

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 guides what gets built. We are looking for “big ticket” projects of at least $1 million here.

Projects the Bicycle Coalition wants to see included are:

  • Bike/Ped Overcrossing of SR 4 Bypass in Antioch/Brentwood
  • Bike/Ped Bridge over I-680 connecting Pleasant Hill with Concord
  • Iron Horse Trail Bike/Ped Bridge over Bollinger Canyon Drive in San Ramon
  • Richmond-Ohlone Greenway Connection $1,560,000
  • Richmond Greenway Overcrossing of BART tracks at 23rd St
  • Pleasant Hill BART Short Cut Path
  • Lafayette Bike-Ped Pathway along EBMUD Aquaduct

Please attend one of the upcoming meetings in Antioch, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, San Pablo and Orinda. Let the CCTA know that you support important bikeway projects in the Countywide Transportation Plan. You can also contact your local city bicycle planner (or transporation planner) and ask them to submit ‘Big Ticket’ bikeway projects for the Plan.

‘Big Ticket’ bike projects such as the Bike/Ped Bridge over Treat Blvd in Walnut Creek (shown below) require a lot of money to build and need to be listed in the Countywide Plan in order to get built

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.

dangerous paving at RR crossing

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at December 13, 2010 - 2:03pm
Status: (other / Priority minor)
Case ID:: -8184

direction

westbound

type

pothole or pavement cracks

Location

Imhoff Rd
94553 Pacheco/Concord
US

description

heading westbound from Solano past refinery to creek, there are RR tracks. The pavement at the tracks has gaps/pothole dangerous to a bicyclist, I had to swerve to right to avoid. [The tracks head into Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (CCCSD), ref www.centralsan.org POC Ba Than]. This area is unincorporated, and so either Contra Costa County or CCCSD maintains it. [I crashed going the other way circa May 2009 very near here]. thanks ...

Jurisdiction

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

Pages

Subscribe to Contra Costa County