Portland’s Transportation Funding in Flux

While CalBike and other advocates in California are working to increase transportation funding by attaching it to cap-and-trade revenues, the City of Portland is considering a controversial move to shore up money with a Transportation Users Fee – a flat monthly fee charged to households and businesses to pay for pavement maintenance and safety improvements. […]

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CalBike Endorses Suja Lowenthal and Joe Krovoza

Californians have elected a majority of state legislators who support biking, but very few who will be true champions. We need leaders who will lead on behalf of better biking, and two candidates for the Assembly will do just that. Suja Lowenthal from Long Beach championed bikes as a City Councilmember and is campaigning on […]

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The ATP has more applications than money

Advocacy Day coincided with the application deadline for the Active Transportation Program (ATP). Cities and counties from all over California submitted five copies of each application, in some cases piled high in boxes delivered in person and deposited in the basement of Caltrans. It was an “all hands on deck” day for Caltrans staff who […]

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Bike Advocacy Day report

Seventy-three people converged on Sacramento on Wednesday May 21 for California Bike Advocacy Day. We met with 63 legislative offices and staff from Caltrans and the California State Transportation Agency, explaining how enabling more people to bike will improve our economy and health. Our priorities were the two bills we’re sponsoring this year, AB 1193, […]

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Happy Bike Month!

Happy May — or, I should say, happy Bike Month! For more than 50 years, communities across the country have been celebrating bicycling in the May sunshine, with events like Bike to Work Week, Bike to School Day, and the National Bike Challenge. It’s a time when many choose to start bicycling after rainy, cold […]

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Oakland’s Cities for Cycling Road Show

When your local traffic engineer says “my perspective is broadened” it’s a good sign. When he says it with a smile on his face while riding a shiny new Public Bike, it has the potential to really change things for the better in your city. Meet Ade Oluwasogo, Oakland’s chief traffic engineer who happily participated […]

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California a Leader in Bike Facilities

California, Bike Lane Central According to a recently released report by the Alliance For Biking & Walking, California is leading the country with its bicycle facilities. This report, which ranks the 52 largest cities in America by the miles of bicycle facilities per square mile, puts San Francisco at the top of the list with […]

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Order Bulk Give Me 3 stickers

We are currently out of Give Me 3 stickers for bulk orders. To be put on our list for the next batch, please email norma@calbike.org. Meanwhile, Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and become a member of CalBike by donating today (donors receive a bumper sticker).  

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Better Bikeways for All

California became the third state to endorse the NACTO Urban Streets Design Guide in a dramatic announcement in Oakland last Thursday. “We’re trying to change the mentality of our Department of Transportation,” emphasized Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. We congratulate Caltrans for taking this big leap forward in bikeway design. As in most states, California’s “highway […]

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Protected Bike Lane Pledge

  After you sign, join our social media flashmob set to go out May 8th, Bike to Work Day throughout most of the state by clicking “Facebook,” “Twitter,” or “Tumblr” under “support with” here. Get on the minute updates! Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Sign up for email updates

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