With Optimism from 2014 Wins, California Bicycle Coalition Sets Ambitious 2015 Agenda

More money for complete bike networks, sensible regulations for electric bikes, and clarification of the Vehicle Code top the 2015 legislative agenda for the California Bicycle Coalition. After extensive outreach to California’s bicyclists and local advocacy leaders, our 2015 legislative agenda, as approved by our Board of Directors, will be formally announced at an event […]

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San Francisco Better Bikeways Party

Photo courtesy of the SF Bicycle Coalition Join us for a special house party to benefit the California Bicycle Coalition. ENJOY excellent food, craft beer, and great wine. We’ll hear from CalBike’s Dave Snyder, and special guest Assemblymember-elect David Chiu. This is a fundraiser to benefit our campaign to build better bikeways throughout California, so […]

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Email List Survey

This survey is being sent to people on our CalBike Report list that we have little to no information for. Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world’s leading questionnaire tool.

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Bike Travel & Tourism are Booming

The San Diego gathering of bike tourism proponents was the biggest ever, and it made clear that bike tourism is a quickly growing segment of the tourist market and an important thing for us bike advocates to pay attention to. Jim Sayer, Executive Director of the Adventure Cycling Association, lists ten indicators that bike travel […]

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2014 Election Wrapup

With the November 4 elections over, it’s time to ask: how did the bicycling community fare? Ballot Initiatives With statewide funding for active transportation falling far short of what’s needed to make our communities bike-friendly, voters from all over California choose to take street improvement into local hands. Alameda County Measure BB Passed with more […]

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Stop caring about auto congestion in environmental analysis, says OPR

A new law changes a perverse aspect of the California Environmental Quality Act that required local agencies to consider delays to motor vehicles worse for the environment than negative impacts on bicycle safety. The Governor’s Office of Planning & Research is writing new guidelines to comply with the law, eliminating “automobile level of service” as […]

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Take Action! Tell the OPR to prioritize bike safety over automobile traffic.

The Office of Planning & Research needs to hear from you about the importance of replacing automobile congestion as a measurement of environmental impact with vehicle miles traveled. Hundreds of letters won’t help, but a few good examples will. Please download the attached letter and add your own story about how road widening or development projects […]

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Advice to Council submitted

The California Bicycle Coalition has submitted two letters to the Strategic Growth Council with feedback on their proposed guidelines for administering the $130 million “Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities” grant program. The program is intended to support measures that reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing vehicle miles traveled and could play an important role in […]

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Sunday Funday Ride

Organized by Santa Monica Spoke, LACBC, and CalBike Board member Cynthia Rose, this will be a bit different from the usual more family friendly rides as we will be riding up Pacific Coast Highway to meet up with the California Bicycle Coalition’s Surf N Turf Tour. We’ll ride to Nicholas Canyon Beach where we will […]

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Report on the Webinar

In addition to more funding for better bikeways, it’s critical that people who bike are treated fairly by our legal system. The webinar looked at a number of legislative reforms in the area of traffic justice. Participants settled on changing the rules to allow victims of traffic crashes to collect on their insurance if they […]

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