Report from the National Bike Summit

Report from the Bicycle Summit Nearly 100 Californians went to Washington for this year's  National Bike Summit. This is a quick summary of what we  learned and  did, from the opening reception on Tuesday night to the Congressional  Bike Ride Friday morning. Thursday we met with the staff of 27 Representatives and two  Senators. Tyler Rushforth of Senator Boxer's staff […]

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CBC lauds national consolidation

CalBike Leadership Report * Feb. 23, 2012  News for leaders of California’s local bicycling organizations   From: Chris Morfas, CBC President Yesterday the League of American Bicyclists, the Alliance for Biking & Walking, and Bikes Belong announced they are giving serious consideration to merging into a single organization. We commend these allies for courageously exploring ways to […]

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Bid today on great deals for bicycle-lovers!

Some of the bike industry’s best companies are helping raise money for CBC’s agenda by donating to the our  first-ever year-end auction! We’re   featuring some great items, from bikes to a Trikke to snappy t-shirts and a messenger bag. Here’s a sample: A fully-equipped  7-speed commuter bike  from one of the most stylish new brands out there: PUBLIC. […]

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Summit takes action to protest Senate transportation bill

On Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works released its draft proposal to drastically alter and reduce the way the federal government helps fund state and local bicycling projects and programs. This proposal is one part of a comprehensive rewrite of the federal transportation bill, which expired several […]

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Advocates come together in Los Angeles this weekend

About 140 people will gather in Los Angeles this weekend to plan strategies for uniting and strengthening our movement, and winning policy changes that will get a million more Californians on bikes.  

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Brown’s confusing reason for vetoing SB 910 doesn’t make the problem go away

This afternoon Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed Senate Bill 910, our bill to establish three feet as the minimum passing distance when drivers pass bicyclists from behind under most circumstances. We share the disappointment of the thousands of Californians who contacted their legislators and the Governor on behalf of this bill and of author Sen. Alan […]

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CBC refutes CHP speculation that SB 910 will cause collisions

The California Bicycle Coalition has compiled evidence showing that 3-foot-passing laws haven’t had any negative impacts on traffic flows in other states that have enacted these laws, and that such laws are actually boosting bicycle ridership and changing driver behavior for the better. CBC is responding to reports that the California Highway Patrol is conjuring […]

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VICTORY! Assembly approves 3-foot passing bill, sends to Governor

VICTORY! California is one step closer to providing better protection for bicyclists when sharing the road with other vehicles. Late on Tuesday afternoon, the California Assembly voted 44 to 25 to approve Senate Bill 910, the 3-foot passing bill co-sponsored by the California Bicycle Coalition and the City of Los Angeles. The bill was approved […]

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Caltrans agrees to spare bicycling and pedestrian funding from federal cutbacks.

Every year, as part of a process to ensure timely delivery of transportation projects, the U.S. government asks for some of its transportation money back. Then, in decisions that have as much to do with politics as they do with project readiness, state DOTs rescind a disproportionate share of funding dedicated for bicycling and walking […]

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3-foot passing bill OK’d by Senate committee

Victory! On Tuesday, May 3, the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee approved Senate Bill 910 on a 6-3 vote. Senator Alan Lowenthal, SB 910’s author, passionately defended the bill against the same criticisms that defeated our previous safe passing bill five years ago. Representatives from the City of Los Angeles, our co-sponsor, the Sierra Club […]

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