AB 1193 passes committee

CalBike’s bill to encourage cycle tracks in California passed its first committee test today. AB 1193, authored by Phil Ting, would explicitly add a “class 4 cycle track” to California’s bikeway typology and require Caltrans to come up with standards for such facilities.

Its passage by the Assembly Transportation Committee on a 9 to 2 vote is an important step in our campaign to promote protected bikeways and other “next generation” or “8 to 80” infrastructure throughout California, without which we won’t triple bicycling by 2020.

At the hearing, representatives from the cities of Los Angeles and San Jose were present to express their support. A representative from CABO expressed support. There was no opposition.


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One thought on “AB 1193 passes committee”

  1. depstein56 says:

    A step in the right direction! CalTrans … California Transportation…transportation = walking, skateboards, bicycles, scooters, roller blades, and oh yeah, ….cars too. Maybe one day “transportation” will be the focus, not just car-centric planning, with all other modes not merely an accommodation.