End of year – Better Bikeways

Amelie Le Mouillac, 24, was heading to work on Folsom Street on the morning of August 14 when a truck turned right in front of her without looking. She died on the scene. Thanks to strong advocacy by the SF Bicycle Coalition and a sympathetic staff at the city’s Municipal Transportation Agency, city officials quickly […]

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Climate Ride

Support Clean Energy & Bicycle Advocacy on Climate Ride California Join Team CalBike on Climate Ride, a 4-day, fully-supported cycling adventure! Climate Ride California will return again May 17-20, 2014, with more than 200 cyclists pedaling 250 miles of from the stunning coastline in San Francisco, through picturesque wine country, ending at the beautiful California State Capitol in […]

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Mendocino Organizers Take a Big Step Toward Strength and Sustainability

Congratulations to the advocates of Mendocino County for making the jump to a professionally staffed organization! Their indiegogo campaign aims to raise $10,000 to bring them to the tipping point they need to reach to hire their first professional staff. Volunteering is great, but our movement to transform our communities through bicycling will win when […]

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act Will Save Lives if Congress Passes It

Joy Covey, 50, who helped catapult Amazon.com from a small company to a global powerhouse and the mother to her son Tyler, was bicycling near her home of Woodside California. Michael Valenzuela, 18, a player and coach for his high school soccer team in Palmdale,was bicycling to play soccer. Both were killed earlier this year in collisions […]

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The Police, Fines, and Biking in the City of Davis

Since 1993, cities in California have been free to lower the fines given to bike riders. This past October, the City of Davis became one of the few cities to take advantage of that power. Now, bicycle advocates are watching Davis closely to see how cheaper fines will affect how police officers and people who […]

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Ring in the New Year Early at Biketopia, the East Bay Bicycle Coalition’s Winter Party

2013 has been a great year for cyclists – our ranks are growing, funding allocations for safer streets are being increased, and everywhere we look complete streets are encouraging more families to get on their bikes on ride. In the Bay Area, the East Bay Bicycle Coalition is ringing in the New Year early with […]

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Women Bike: Closing the Gender Gap, Growing the Movement

It was a day or two into the 2010 Alliance for Biking & Walking Leadership Retreat when Alexis Lantz stood up during lunch. Then the Planning & Policy Director for the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (now CalBike’s Board Chair), Lantz had a proposal that energized every female leader in the room: The convening of […]

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How Your Vote Affects Your Ride

You probably already know that being politically active in your local area is important. The truth is, local politics strike closer to home. But how has political action been making streets safer and more bikeable in California? By voting in local elections, you will significantly impact the political decisions that affect you every time you […]

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Legislative Wrapup

Three big victories summarize our legislative success in 2013. We won the “Three Feet for Safety Act” when the governor finally signed the bill specifying three feet as the safe amount of clearance motorists should provide when passing a bicycle. Thanks to coordinated effort with our allies in active transportation, we can also celebrate a […]

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Getting More Bike Lanes Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

  After the dust settled from another legislative session in the Capitol, California bicyclists have come away with two new and powerful tools in making their communities bike friendly.  Thanks (in part) to the efforts of CalBike, AB 417 and SB 743 will help cities adopt robust bike plans and implement bicycling improvements faster than […]

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