CalBike’s 2011 CTCDC Reform Pays Off as committee approves new bike lane designs and 3-foot law sign

by Chris Kidd In more evidence that CalBike’s work to reform the California Traffic Control Devices Committee (CTCDC) is paying off, last week the committee approved new designs for bike lanes and a new traffic sign notifying motorists of the new Three-Foot Law. Their quick action enables these changes to be included in the new California Manual on […]

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I want a protected bike lane

Before I ever rode on the street with my 8-year-old, I made sure he practiced a lot in the driveway. Now when we ride together, I’m constantly coaching (and annoying) him — “You’re in the door lane!” I’m confident that in a few short years, I’ll be able to say “Bye! Be back for dinner!” […]

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Governor signs Protected Bikeways Act

Sacramento CA – Imagine roadways that encourage respectful, cordial interaction among all users, and that are far safer, and even fun, for people on bikes. California has taken a big step towards the creation of exactly these types of roadways with Governor Brown’s approval this past Saturday of AB 1193, the Protected Bikeways Act. Authored […]

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SurfNTurf Video

Over the weekend, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1193, the Protected Bikeways Act! This law will free up local governments to build protected bike lanes — lanes that have a physical barrier, not just a stripe of paint, separating bicyclists from car traffic.Celebrate with us by coming along on the California Bicycle Coalition’s first ever fundraising ride, […]

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Three Foot Law: Get the Word Out

The Three Feet for Safety Law that CalBike worked to push through went into effect on Tuesday, and the news media seem to be just as excited about it as we are. So far, we’ve counted 26 articles in media outlets statewide! We are delighted: an enthusiastic media response is the key to educating motorists […]

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Insights From the Nation’s Best in Pittsburgh

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity Like the National Bike Summit in March and our own CalBike Summit last November, both the retreat and conference were more inclusive than ever, by far. I’ve been involved in this movement for 25 years and for most of that time, we’ve talked about the importance of inclusion without doing much to […]

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Alameda County’s Measure BB means a billion for bikes and peds

It’s time for Alameda County to get out of traffic! On November 4 Alameda County residents will vote on a much-needed transportation plan for our future – Measure BB. For a penny in sales tax, Measure BB addresses critical transportation needs by giving you choices: affordable transit for students and seniors, better bikeways for people […]

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California Bicycle Coalition Launches “I Give 3 Feet” Media Awareness & Outreach Campaign

For Immediate Release September 3, 2014 Contact: Melissa Balmer – Media Director California Bicycle Coalition Melissa@calbike.org  C. 562.221.9672 Re: The California Bicycle Coalition, Assemblyman Steven Bradford, California Chapters of the Auto Club, and California Highway Patrol Launch Media Awareness Campaigns in Support of “Three Feet for Safety” Becoming Law on 9/16 —————————————————————————————————————————————- Sacramento CA – California’s new bicyclist-passing […]

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Protected Bikeways Act passes the Senate

UPDATE: TAKE ACTION NOW to encourage Governor Brown to sign the bill. The Protected Bikeways Act, AB 1193 (Ting), is finally about to be sent to the Governor’s desk for his signature. Despite the obvious importance of updating Caltrans design standards, the bill faced a very difficult road. Opposition from attorneys who represent cities and […]

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2014 Legislative Season Draws to Close

The legislative session wraps up Friday August 28 with a number of  bills we support expected to be approved and sent to the Governor’s Office for his signature or veto. Most important is the Protected Bikeways Act of 2014 that will encourage better bikeways throughout California. But other bills will impact bicycling in California. SB 1183 […]

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