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Green Living

Taking small steps in your everyday life can have a beneficial impact on our environment, and even save you money in the process. Browse through the icons below and find resources which you can use to become more sustainable!

Public Transportation

Free Workshops 

Electric Vehicles

Last Plastic Straw

Plastic Bag & Polystyrene Ban


Biking and Walking 


Additionally, we know that using a car is sometimes the best option to get around, so here are some easy steps you can take to green your car and commute:

  • Turn off your car if you are going to be parked for more than 30 seconds. It won’t harm your engine and it will both spare the air and your wallet.     
  • Carpooling is also a great way to save money and to be more sustainable.
  • Vanpooling is yet another way to commute which can save you money and help you make great acquaintances.

Biking & Walking


Biking is a great way to get around Martinez. Convenient bike lanes will allow you to ditch gasoline in favor of peddling! Whether you plan to bike to work, use your bike to shop, or just bike around, here are some resources to help you on your way.

511 Contra Costa provides a bike mapper tool to assist you in finding a safe and quick route.

Additional resources which we would like to highlight:

The city of Martinez is committed to improving biking conditions in Downtown Martinez and to promote the use of bikes as an everyday commute option.  Please find our current infrastructure as well as the improvements being considered in our Downtown Martinez Community-Based Transportation Plan (page 23, 25 and 47).


Whether it’s to get around, or simply to get out and walk about, Martinez is pedestrian-friendly and offers many opportunities to explore and have fun. 511 Contra Costa offers a wealth of resources for pedestrians. Check them out!

Hiking, Exploring and Recreation

The city of Martinez encourages you to go out and explore our many beautiful parks and visit our numerous historic sites. Transit and Trails is a great tool which allows you to plan biking and hiking trips which are accessible from public transit therefore eliminating the need for your car.

You can also use our public transit page to find out more about the different options which will allow you to reach the start of your adventure using public transit.