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Park Once and Walk!
Downtown Walnut Creek is easily accessible by foot, so why not park your car and experience Walnut Creek on foot? Parking once and walking the rest of the way is easy, good for the environment, and great exercise! For more information about the city’s convenient parking places, click here.
If you are not wearing your walking shoes, you can take the trolley, a free service that the City of Walnut Creek has been offering its residents and visitors for years. Not only can you get around town quickly and more efficiently, you can help the climate by using this no-cost, public transportationoption. For more information about the free trolley, click here.
511 Contra Costa
511 Contra Costa is a comprehensive transportation demand management program, which promotes alternatives to the single occupant vehicle. It encourages "green" ways of commuting which reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality by optimizing the use of existing roads. For more information about Contra Costa 511, click here. For more information about commuting in Walnut Creek, click here.
Electric Charging Stations
As part of the City’s ongoing green efforts, the Public Services Department, partnering with 511 Contra Costa, purchased and installed three electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in various City-owned locations in June 2009. 511 Contra Costa and the City shared the total cost of the project, with 511 paying for the full purchase of the equipment and the City covering expenses related to installation. The City of Walnut Creek is one of the first cities in the Bay Area to provide EV charging infrastructure.
Bicycle Master Plan
The new Bicycle Plan is a movement to make Walnut Creek more accessible to bicycles and bicyclists. The first draft of the new Walnut Creek Bicycle Plan has been completed and will be reviewed by the Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC). Following review and feedback from the BAC, the draft plan will then be circulated to the Transportation Commission, the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Commission, the Planning Commission, and the City Council. The next BAC meeting will be held August 12, 2009. Have comments, suggestions, or questions? Contact Jeremy Lochirco, Senior Planner, at (925) 943-5834 ext. 2251.
Metropolitan Transportation Commission - Transportation 2035 Plan for the San Francisco Bay Area: Change in Motion
The Plan specifies how some $218 billion in anticipated federal, state and local transportation funds will be spent in the nine-county Bay Area during the next 25 years. The document was developed over two years, with thousands of Bay Area residents providing input, and adopted April 22, 2009.
For more information about the Plan, click here.
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