Protected Bikeways Act Update

Nineteen bicycle advocacy organizations signed on to support the Protected Bikeways Act, AB 1193, our bill to encourage the development of protected bikeways throughout California. This consensus among advocates emphasizes how important protected bikeways are as a tool in the toolbox for city planners and engineers. AB 1193 passed the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee […]

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CalBike and Electric Bikes

CalBike today announces a collaboration with the California Electric Bicycle Association to promote electric bikes in California. “Electric bikes can make bicycling an option for people and trips that a regular bike cannot serve, and they can be a gateway to regular biking for people who think they need a little electrical help” said Dave […]

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Protected Bikeway Act faces tough hearing tomorrow

CalBike’s bill to encourage protected bikeways by giving local agencies the freedom to refer to best available guidance in developing bikeways faces stiff opposition at its Senate hearing tomorrow. At the last minute, the powerful League of California Cities submitted a surprising opposition letter based on an incorrect understanding of liability laws. Fortunately, actual cities […]

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Make a Difference: Caltrans Bicycle Advisory Committee is Accepting Applications

Bicycling enthusiasts in the Bay Area should consider applying for Caltrans’ Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) District 4. The goals of the group are as follows: Improve bicycle safety and access on and across Caltrans facilities. Decrease bicycle fatalities and injuries. Enhance awareness and educate Caltrans staff, city/county agencies, and the public on the needs of […]

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VRU Protection Watered Down Further

The Vulnerable Road Users Protection Act, AB 2398, defines a vulnerable road user as a bicyclist, pedestrian, skateboarder, farm equipment driver, maintenance worker, and thanks to a recent amendment includes people in wheelchairs. This bill establishes fines for injuring the most vulnerable people using our public space, and imposes a point on the convicted motorist’s […]

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Hit and Run Alert Bill

Hit and runs are a big problem in the City of Los Angeles, where 20,000 hit and run crashes occur annually, resulting in over 4,000 injuries. People walking and biking are disproportionately affected, accounting for 75% of those severe injuries and deaths. Assemblymember Mike Gatto, a Los Angeles representative, seems to be doing everything within […]

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Budget Deal a bad one for biking

Sacramento lawmakers approved a budget this week that showed no explicit increase for the most efficient transportation investment: bicycling. They did make significant new investments in other elements of sustainable communities — public transit, affordable housing near transit, for example — but they failed to recognize the need for funding to retrofit our streets and […]

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Good News and Bad News for VRUs

The Vulnerable Road Users Protection Act, AB 2398, is so indisputably valuable that we asked to sponsor the bill. It helps protect every Californian who rides bikes, walk, run, ride horses, scooter, skateboard, and work on our streets – basically everyone. A good Vulnerable Road User law is vital to make California a better place […]

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San Diego For Better Bikeways

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Cargo Bikes Move Us

There is a sense of optimism that cargo bikes are the ultimate car replacement on American streets. Cargo bikes are starting to gain mainstream acceptance as a way to carry any load that normally would require a car – from cases of beer for a bike advocacy day: to moving your children/entire families: to your […]

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