Bike Concord rode in our city’s 4th of July parade again this year. We had a great time celebrating with our neighbors and showing that Concord bicyclists come from all walks of life – as shown in this video by BC member Ford Tivakul.
From the Contra Costa County Transportation Authority:
Let’s work together to make bicycling and walking more enjoyable in our community. The Contra Costa Transportation Authority is updating the Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and we want your input.
Visit KeepContraCostaMoving.net to get involved with the planning process. Take the survey, leave comments and suggestions on the interactive map, and stay up to date with events, meetings, and the latest news! Read More »
On Saturday, March 18th, the city of Concord held a “Community Reuse Project Kick-off Specific Plan Community Workshop” to update the public on the next phase of the Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Project with representatives of the presumptive master developer (Lennar Concord, LLC) and its re-use specific partner FivePoint Communities Management. Also in attendance were consultants, city staff, and representatives from the East Bay Regional Parks. It was also an opportunity to receive public input, which was provided in the standing-room-only Wisteria Room at the Senior Center. For such a large group, several consistent themes emerged: many connections to transit, easy biking and walking, good jobs/living wages, affordable housing, community services (especially for the homeless and elderly), and abundant recreational opportunities. What was not wanted: a lot of retail and car traffic. This last will be a challenge given the scope of the project (12,000 residences in the final phase of development) without a robust commitment to active transportation at the outset of the project. The blank nature and scale of this site represent an ideal opportunity to bring best-in-class bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure to Concord. This means no more paint-only bike lanes, or mixing bicycles and pedestrians together. Instead, the Reuse Project offers the opportunity for full mode separation – motor, cycle, and pedestrian traffic each in a space physically separated from the others – both along streets and at intersections, a recipe which has yielded bicycle per-trip mode shares in excess of 30% where it has been put into routine practice.
Please avoid recreational use of Marsh Creek Rd and Morgan Territory Rd for now. Bike Concord has been advised by Tamara Steiner of the Concord Pioneer that there has been a hill slide on Morgan Territory which has narrowed available space and rendered those roads the only available routes for a lot of residents.
Please spread the word to any recreational cycling groups you may be part of – Grizzly Peak Cyclists, Delta Pedalers, etc.
FYI from BikeLink:
Hello BikeLink Users,
We want to alert you that on March 1st and 2nd the BikeLink lockers at the Concord BART station will be moved about 125 feet to a location adjacent to the platform. We are hoping to keep the lockers in service as much as possible, however we cannot guarantee that there will be available lockers for use at all times during the move. This will not impact overnight parking on March 1st. Please note the location of the new lockers on the map below.
Thanks for your continued support of the BikeLink system. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.