Contra Costa County

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!

Illegally dumped garbage on public road, Discovery Bay Blvd used by families for bike riding.

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at September 18, 2010 - 10:18am
Status: (other / Priority major)
Case ID:: -7800




debris in shoulder


500 block of Discovery Bay Blvd
94505 Discovery Bay


Illegally dumped garbage on roadway commonly used by families for bike riding to/from Cornell Park. 500 block of Discovery Bay Blvd. Called 1(800) no-dumping (closed, left message) and also left message with local sheriff's dept. Don't know whom else to call/contact. Please help.


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).

Specialized Expedition


Dewing Park Swim Club 2016 Olympic Blvd Walnut Creek, CA 94595


The Ride of Silence - Danville

May 19, 2010 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Please join the first Ride of Silence in our area this May 19th in Danville. The Ride of Silence is an annual worldwide event that intends to educate the public (drivers and cyclists) on road safety.

Ride Details:
Meet at 6:30 PM, Sycamore Valley Park, Danville
Ride starts at 7 PM
Easy 8 mile ride at 12 MPH or less
Helmets are Mandatory
Map to location:

Back in the Saddle: Contra Costa Times talks up bicycling

Back in the Saddle: Contra Costa Times talks up bicycling

It was a 1992 Rockhopper Comp that got East Bay Bicycle Coalition board member Justice Baxter into cycling.
Baxter, 33, had a crush on a girl in Walnut Creek. He lived in Oakland’s hilly Montclair district, and he was too young to drive. So he’d ride the Rockhopper to BART, visit his sweetheart and then head back up the Oakland hills to home.
“It became a passion,” he says, “and it was a passion that lasted a lot longer than the short affair with that girl in high school. I started feeling the joy of being free.”

Baxter is now co-owner of the Montclair bike shop Wheels of Justice. He and Barry Luck of Cycles of Change APC in Alameda share some tips on how to get back on a bike safely for summer.

April rideOn is out! See it online, in your mailbox, and at select locations around the East Bay

April rideOn is out! See it online, in your mailbox, and at select locations around the East Bay

The April edition of rideOn is out on the streets–look for it in your mailbox soon. Not a member getting our newsletter? Join today and don’t miss out on our May newsletter, chock full of Bike to Work Day information, Bike Month competitions, and fun events.

Your membership pays for itself, as the back panel of the newsletter is your EBBC membership card. It states your name and address and status as a “current” member. Current members get a 10-15% discount at over 50 supporting bike shops in the East Bay. We have many levels you can join at, starting at $25/year, and you can even volunteer for your membership. And with Bike to Work Day coming up, we have many fun ways to keep you busy as a new volunteer. Join us today!

EBBC Announces 2010 Bike-Friendly Business Award Winners

EBBC Announces 2010 Bike-Friendly Business Award Winners

42 nominations, 3 winning companies, and lots of accolades to the East Bay’s bike-friendly business community

by Terri Saul To list all Bay Area bicycle friendly businesses, one would need to employ a device used by Jack Kerouac – the scroll. Area leaders who care about cycling also tend to care about liveable neighborhoods, being design-minded and creative, and getting things done through grit and gumption. Plans and profits don’t suffer in the process. The winners not only meet the basic EBBC criteria such as providing secure bike parking, EBBC maps, pre-tax bicycle commuter checks, and discounts for cyclists. They also celebrate Bike to Work Day every day by encouraging lunchtime rides, showering at the office, conducting workshops, promoting safety, and including spandex as a new option for casual Fridays.

Joe DiStefano, Principal of Calthorpe Associates

Calthorpe Associates, an urban planning firm with a focus on walkable, bikeable communities, is the winner in the small non-retail category. “The majority of our work right now is specifically oriented toward climate change,” says Joe DiStefano, principal at Calthorpe, founding firm of Congress For the New Urbanism.


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