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Bike Ridership to BART Rises

Bike Ridership to BART Rises

On February 25, BART released the preliminary results of their Spring 2015 station profile survey. Here’s a quick look at the numbers, which are shedding a favorable light on bikes.   Overall, BART ridership is up since 2008: BART estimates a 19% increase of the average weekday ridership or over 69,300 trips a day. The bicycle modeshare to... MORE 3 Mar
Complete Streets on San Pablo from Rodeo to Crockett

Complete Streets on San Pablo from Rodeo to Crockett

A new section of the Bay Trail is being considered to provide a better connection between Rodeo and Crockett. Your input is needed to decide which is better: one 10’, two-way path with a 3’ foot physical buffer, or two unprotected 6’ bike lanes on either side of the road?  Weigh in via this survey to provide feedback on your preferences for... MORE 16 Feb
Can Bike Lanes Increase On-Street Parking?

Can Bike Lanes Increase On-Street Parking?

An interesting development is occurring in bike advocacy when it comes to on-street car parking. Typically, advocates ask for removal of parking to make room for bike lanes, but advocates recent pushes for modern bike lane designs has created opportunities to add on-street parking to a street. How can that be? Let’s take a closer look at four... MORE 29 Jan
Protected Intersections Are Coming

Protected Intersections Are Coming

The ‘Dutch Junction’ comes to America, and now to Berkeley and San Francisco. The US is coming to know it as a ‘Protected Intersection,’ but it’s the same thing, an intersection that extends protected bike lanes into the intersection and creates a much better experience for less confident and new bicyclists. A right-turning queue space is... MORE 13 Dec
Lafayette Commission Approves Car-Centric Roundabout

Lafayette Commission Approves Car-Centric Roundabout

Lafayette Circulation Commission approved the car-centric, pedestrian and bike UN-friendly design of a new roundabout at Pleasant Hill Road and Olympic Blvd. The Commission supported staff’s recommendation of extra car approach lanes, which function as right-turn yield lanes, but also squeeze out modern, comfortable accommodations for residents... MORE 12 Dec
County Secures Extra Funding to Study Protected Bike Lanes on Treat Blvd

County Secures Extra Funding to Study Protected Bike Lanes on Treat Blvd

At the Transportation, Water & Infrastructure Committee of Contra Costa County, your emails of support convinced staff to reconsider the Treat Blvd Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan, and to further evaluate continuous bike lanes and the public’s preferred option Concept 1B, shown right. This is good news and thanks to County staff for listening... MORE 7 Dec
Lafayette Downtown Congestion Study

Lafayette Downtown Congestion Study

The City of Lafayette is conducting a Downtown Congestion Study and wants to know what you think. This website will serve as a way of communicating information to the public and receiving input from you. So, bookmark it to stay informed. Take a Transportation Priority Survey This study, funded by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (... MORE 20 Nov

Building upon the Successes of OBAG

On Wednesday, November 4 the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s (MTC) Programming and Allocations Commission is scheduled to approve the second round of the One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) program.  An important part of OBAG is its complete streets requirement which was crafted to comply with AB 1358, California’s Complete Streets Act of 2008... MORE 3 Nov
Bike Parking Wishlist for Concord

Bike Parking Wishlist for Concord

The city of Concord has an inventory map of all official bike parking spaces. There are 16 locations total throughout the city - those are represented in green on the map below.  We believe many more need to be installed before bicycling can become a normal part of life in Concord. As we build better streets, bicyclists need to feel invited to... MORE 19 Oct
A Short Guide to Trail Etiquette

A Short Guide to Trail Etiquette

Our East Bay trails are incredibly important resources. As we continue our work expanding the trail network and completing gaps, we also want to encourage more people to use them and to practice good trail use etiquette.  We firmly believe that the more people use the trails, the better it is! But in order for everyone to enjoy the trails as... MORE 23 Sep
Bike Commuting Continues to Soar

Bike Commuting Continues to Soar

2014 national bike commute data has been released, and two exciting trends continue in the East Bay. One, Berkeley surpassed Boulder, Colorado as the number 2 city in the US for bike commuting, with a 9.7% share. As always, Davis California leads with an impressive 23% of commute trips by bike. Equally exciting, the Oakland metropolitan area,... MORE 20 Sep
A New and Forward-Thinking Plan for South Richmond

A New and Forward-Thinking Plan for South Richmond

On Tuesday, September 15 Richmond’s City Council passed the South Richmond Transportation Connectivity Plan (SRTCP). This plan was born out of the need to adapt to several major changes to South Richmond; the development of the UC Berkeley Global Campus, the re-opening of ferry service to San Francisco in 2018 and anticipated additional mixed-... MORE 16 Sep

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