|Bike To Work Day 2013
Nearly 500 Richmond riders took to their bikes to participate in Bike To Work Day 2013! The City of Richmond partnered with the East Bay Bicycle Coalition (EBCC), Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative (BBK), SunPower, the Richmond Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) , Urban Tilth and Rich City RIDES to celebrate biking as an efficient, viable and cost effective form of transportation. Between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM, Energizer Stations provided riders with water, coffee, snacks, prizes, a Bike To Work tote bag and more!
This year, Richmond led the entire East Bay with an 19% increase in riders!
Thank you to Catahoula Coffee and Safeway for their support and generous donations.
Team Bike Challenge
Bike To Work Day is a great way to save money, have fun and be healthy
! Those who want to keep biking through May, can join the City’s team as a part of the Team Bike Challenge or start your own team! The City has a team to log its miles each week and compete against other cities and organizations in the East Bay. Learn more and join the team at: http://www.youcanbikethere.org/tbc
Find out about more about biking news and activities all throughout May at: http://www.youcanbikethere.org/
Richmond Ride of Silence
Approximately 30 community members joined the third annual Richmond Ride of Silence from Civic Center to Point Richmond. The Richmond Ride of Silence, part of a worldwide effort, is a slow, quiet ride to honor those who have been seriously hurt or killed while bicycling in Richmond. Held the week following Bike to Work Day during National Bike Month, the Ride of Silence aims to raise community awareness that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways, promote bicycle safety and ask that we all share the road. The Richmond Ride of Silence was organized by Rich City RIDES, the Richmond Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), and the City of Richmond.
MCE Clean Energy Richmond Community Meeting
MCE and the City of Richmond co-hosted a presentation, discussion, and Q&A about Richmond's new electricity options. Please check back for more information on future meetings. Discussion topics included:
- MCE background and Richmond partnership
- Public noticing and enrollment process
- Opt out and opt up process
Richmond City Council voted to participate in MCE, California’s first—and currently only—operating Community Choice Aggregation program.
MCE offers Richmond residents and businesses a choice of affordable, renewable energy as an alternative to PG&E. As a public agency and not-for-profit electricity provider, MCE gives the Richmond community more local control as to how and where its ratepayer dollars are spent. To this end, MCE’s priorities include reinvesting revenues toward maintaining competitive rates and supporting local sustainable development programs, such as energy efficiency and renewable generation projects.
To learn more about Richmond's membership, visit our MCE page or hear directly from MCE at: www.mceCleanEnergy.com/richmond
Tired of Junk Mail? You Can Stop It!
Richmond has an exciting new program to stop unwanted mail at the source! We are partnering with Catalog Choice to offer our residents and businesses a free service to reduce unwanted mail and phone books. Any resident or business in Richmond can create a free account at https://richmond.catalogchoice.org to reduce unwanted catalogs, phone books, credit card offers, coupons, and other marketing material received at home and in the workplace. By using the mail preference service, citizens help Richmond reduce waste at the source and save money spent on waste collection and disposal.
Visit our Stop Junk Mail page for more information on the program!
|Compost Your Food Scraps
Did you know that all your food leftovers can go into your green cart along with leaves and yard trimmings! Everything you put in the green bin will be turned into compost instead of going into the landfill. Pick up a free food scrap pail at City Hall. Learn more.
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