Contra Costa County Public Works Encourages Active Transportation for All Residents in Support of Bike to Wherever Days 2023
May 1, 2023, Unincorporated Contra Costa County, CA – With the rainy season subsiding and the warmer days ahead, Contra Costa County Public Works encourages active transportation for all residents of Contra Costa County in support of Bike to Wherever Days 2023, sponsored by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, for the month of May. The County expresses its commitment to creating and maintaining complete streets that provide safe, comfortable, and convenient travel through a comprehensive, integrated transportation network that serves all users, including pedestrians and bicyclists.
The County is committed to enhancing and constructing active transportation infrastructure for all modes of travel beyond automobile travel, consistent with its recently adopted Active Transportation Plan (ATP). The purpose of the ATP is to serve as a roadmap to enhance active transportation safety and mode share for unincorporated areas in the County by providing a comprehensive assessment of active transportation needs and opportunities. The ATP outlines investments in infrastructure such as new bicycle facilities, upgraded bicycle facilities, upgraded crossings, enhanced trail connections, and improved walkways. These investments prioritize improvements within historically underserved and impacted communities.
To learn more about the County’s Active Transportation Plan and explore its interactive web map visit: www.contracosta.ca.gov/ActiveTransportation For more about Bay Area Bike to Wherever Days visit: www.bayareabiketowork.com
About Contra Costa County Public Works Department:
Contra Costa County Public Works Department (CCCPWD) maintains over 660 miles of roads, 150 miles of streams, channels, and other drainage and over 150 County buildings throughout Contra Costa County. CCCPWD provides services such as Parks and Recreation, Sandbag Distribution and Flood Control throughout the unincorporated areas of Contra Costa County. CCCPWD operates two airports, Buchanan Field Airport in Concord, and Byron Airport in Byron. For more information about CCCPWD, please visit us at www.cccpublicworks.org
CONTACT: Jeff Valeros, Senior Civil Engineer, 925.313.2031