AB 1193 goes to Senate Floor

Sacramento Aug 18 — The California Bicycle Coalition released the following “floor alert” today urging support for AB 1193, the Protected Bikeways Act. FLOOR ALERT – AB 1193 (Ting) – The Protected Bikeway Act – SUPPORT Bike lanes marked with a painted white stripe have succeeded in getting more people to bicycle in California. In […]

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Below is the text of AB 1371, the Three Feet for Safety Act as passed September 23rd, 2013:

An act to amend, repeal, and add Section 21750 of, and to add Section 21760 to, the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles. [ Approved by Governor  September 23, 2013. Filed with Secretary of State  September 23, 2013. ] LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST AB 1371, Bradford. Vehicles: bicycles: passing distance. Under existing law, a driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle or a bicycle proceeding in the same […]

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Leah Shahum Stepping Down from the SF Bicycle Coalition

I met Leah Shahum in the late 1990s in Sacred Grounds, a neighborhood cafe, when she overheard a team of bike activists planning the next issue of our newsletter. She introduced herself, said she was trained as a journalist, and asked if she could help. We made her editor. That was the beginning of a […]

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Slowing Cars is Not Bad for the Environment , Governor Says (finally)

Since its inception, the California Environmental Quality Act has considered automobile congestion to have a significantly bad impact on the environment, causing projects that removed a car lane to put in a bike lane would to jump through additional hoops to get approved. Failure to take that requirement seriously enough scuttled the San Francisco Bike […]

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ATP Funded projects have been released

Comment by Dave Snyder The California Transportation Commission (CTC) released the list of projects recommended for funding in the first part of the first cycle of the Active Transportation Program, the only state pot of funding dedicated exclusively to walking and biking. So far, we can draw three conclusions: The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) staff can […]

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It’s the most fun you’ll have promoting better bicycling all year!

Join me and dozens of other cyclists and bike advocates on California by Bike’s 2014 Tour: Surf n Turf. The 5-day fully-supported adventure starts with a party in Santa Barbara Friday night October 31 and ends in San Diego Nov. 5 at the beginning of the National Bicycle Tourism Conference. Every last penny of the […]

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George Schnakenberg

It’s hard to know what might have come our way from the hard-working innovative mind of George Schnakenberg, who died tragically on July 24. He collapsed while riding his electric skateboard on a street in the SoMa district of San Francisco. Schnakenberg attended the California by Bike 2013 Summit in Oakland last year where he […]

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Ralph Fertig Lives On Through His Dedication to Santa Barbara Bicycling

The cycling world lost a hero with the passing of Santa Barbara’s Ralph Fertig, but he lives on in our lives through his legacy. If you’re in the vicinity, consider joining his memorial ride this Saturday, hosted by Doris Phinney, President of the Goleta Valley Cycling Club. Santa Barbara City Councilmember Grant House sums up […]

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Motorists Can’t Obey the Three Feet for Safety Act if They Don’t Know About It.

The Three Feet for Safety Act will finally go into effect on September 16, 2014. The law requires motorists to give at least three feet of clearance when passing a bike in the same lane. But how will they know about the new law?  This is where your California Bicycle Coalition comes in. From day […]

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CalBike PAC

Last month the California Bicycle Coalition’s Board of Directors approved the creation of a Political Action Committee to intervene in races where the bike vote could make a difference. Our goal is to demonstrate the muscle of bike voters and to reach new communities with the message that winning safer, healthier, and more prosperous communities […]

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