San Diego Became a NACTO City

BikeSD, the San Diego affiliate non-profit advocacy group that formally launched as an advocacy organization a mere eleven months ago, successfully worked with San Diego city staff and officials to encourage the city to become a member of NACTO. Ensuring that San Diego became a member city of the National Association of City Transportation Officials […]

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Riding the Rails — AMTRAK Juggles Bike Policies

Touring is my favorite part of bicycling; I love to get out on the bike for several days at a time. The challenge is getting to the start of my expeditions and when it’s at the far side of this Los Angeles megalopolis, Amtrak can whisk me away nicely. But my Amtrak multi-modal journeys are […]

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Bike Delaware calls for an end to ‘share the road’ signs

The little state of Delaware with a population smaller than the city of San Jose’s has a very big and bold bicycle advocacy organization. James Wilson,  Bike Delaware’s executive director, is one of the most creative state bike leaders around. His latest? A letter asking the Delaware DOT to abandon “share the road” signs. Good idea, I say! […]

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Tidbits from Dave

Hey readers, You’re reading the very first post of a blog I hope to make a regular feature of calbike.org. I promise I’ll keep it short and opinionated. I’ll also keep it informative. I get to see the best of what’s going on in California and you, dear reader, deserve to hear about it. You […]

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3-Foot Passing Bill Moves Forward

The third time may be the charm for a 3-foot passing law for California bicyclists. AB 1371 has been passed by the California State Assembly and is pending a vote by the CA Senate with the expectation it will pass with flying colors. This current version of the bill is an attempt to address the […]

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SFMTA’s new bicycle strategy

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s new Bicycle Strategy is the state’s most serious look at what it would take to triple bicycling. The SFMTA’s Timothy Papandreou analyzed what it would take to triple cycling to 10% of trips to work, up from a little over 3% today. He concluded that the existing bike network […]

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Governor’s Transportation Agency increases bike funding by 35%

Help make sure the new money is spent wisely. After months of negotiations with the Governor’s office, CalBike’s campaign for #betterbikeways is on the verge of celebrating a big victory for bike/ped funding. If the Legislature approves it next month, the newly created Active Transportation Program (ATP) increases funding from about $90 million to about […]

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Open Streets Events Expand to More CA Cities

The concept of open streets, pioneered in the Ciclovia events of Bogotá, Colombia, turns the status-quo of the street on its head.  Participants are free to use the entire width of the street however they see fit, whether that includes bicycling, walking, jogging, sitting, or congregating with friends.  Without the incessant noise of vehicle traffic, participants get to enjoy […]

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The future of California’s transportation in light of proposed changes

Read the full report: CaliforniaBikeBudgetProposal2013  A new federal transportation program has cut dedicated bike/ped funding by a third, but it  maintained the program’s flexibility. The California Transportation Agency has proposed using that flexibility to actually increase bike/ped funding. However, the increase of approximately 30% is part of a plan to eliminate a number of long standing […]

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We win more bike funding but how will the state spend it?

Thanks to our allies throughout the state and a semi-supportive Governor, Californians can look forward to an increase in funding for bicycling infrastructure, but only as part of a reform package that represents a big change to active transportation spending in the state. CalBike supports that change — a radical consolidation of accounts — but only […]

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