Stop the Mandatory Helmet Law

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Governor Brown’s Proposed Budget A Step Backward

While touting the importance of active transportation in his budget narrative, Governor Brown’s budget reduces active transportation funding by $14 million. Meanwhile, funding for other transportation purposes is up by $200 million, with high-speed rail and electric cars each receiving more funding than active transportation. When the Active Transportation Program was established in 2013, Transportation […]

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Cross-Country Route Severed in California Take Action to Fix It!

Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles is one of this country’s most historic routes and a fantastic bike ride, until you get to California. There, just outside of Needles, you could be forced to stop. Historic Route 66 is falling apart and subject to flooding. It’s currently closed. The only alternative — Interstate 40 […]

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All of the Best of 2014

With the governor’s signature on the Protected Bikeways Act and the implementation of the Three Feet for Safety Act, this was a year for big victories in Sacramento. But across the state, hundreds of local victories also added up to big changes — and made California more bicycle-friendly for all of us. We are excited […]

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Best of 2014 – Ideas

IDEAS BEST ENGAGEMENT OF A FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVE Fact-Finding Tour of Davis. Napa Bike organized a fact-finding tour of Davis, CA during Bike Month last May for Napa County’s elected officials. With their Congressperson Mike Thompson as tour leader, they attracted their State Senator Lois Wolk, State Assemblymember Mariko Yamada, 3 of Napa’s 5 Supervisors, 4 […]

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Best of 2014 – Decisions

DECISIONS BEST CALTRANS DISTRICT DECISION Road Diet in Redding, Caltrans District 2. This Caltrans asphalt and painting project gave downtown Redding so much more than a smooth street when they approved a reduction in mixed traffic lanes from three to two and added bike lanes and a door zone buffer. What was an aging urban […]

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Best of 2014 – Leaders

LEADERS BEST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TRANSITION A three way tie: Marin County Bicycle Coalition, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, and Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. We love all our affiliates, so this award is shared. The Marin County Bicycle Coalition hired Jim Elias to steer the organization in a new direction that includes mountain biking advocacy. Elias […]

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Best of 2014 – Infrastructure

INFRASTRUCTURE BEST NEW BIKE PATH La Conchita Bike Path on Hwy 101. This instant tourist attraction transformed a stretch of coastal highway from a terrifying ride on the shoulder of a busy highway to a wide and comfortable bike path. Having planned our fundraising bike tour before the path was built, we diverted our route […]

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Best of 2014

With the governor’s signature on the Protected Bikeways Act and the implementation of the Three Feet for Safety Act, this was a year for big victories in Sacramento. But across the state, hundreds of local victories also added up to big changes — and made California more bicycle-friendly for all of us. We are excited […]

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Strategic Highway Safety Plan Review

Over the past few months, the federal Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) in coordination with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS)  and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has been reaching out to safety advocates including bike and pedestrian advocates to update and fix gaps in modal equity and safety. Here were a few […]

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