Legislative Update 9-23-15

The California Bicycle Coalition is the sponsor of Assembly Bill 1096, authored by Asm. Chiu and coauthored by Asm. Harper, to update regulations on e-bikes, which is currently on Governor Brown’s desk. Electric bicycles are a great option for parents of young children, senior citizens, people with certain disabilities, delivery workers, and people whose trips […]

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Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty highlights penultimate plenary

This is the first in a series of articles about the “2015 California Bicycle Summit – Equity in Motion.” Register for the summit to get every article in your email inbox, or check our website for updates. Each article will feature a speaker or theme of the summit. Today’s article is about Malcolm Dougherty, Director of […]

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Successes in Working with Your Local Caltrans District

Sunday 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM Caltrans District 2, based in Redding, California, won the California Bicycle Coalition’s award for the “Best District Decision of 2014” for their construction of a new California Street in downtown Redding that replaced an excess traffic lane with a bike lane. Another smart district decision was District 8’s elimination […]

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AB 902 Update

The California Bicycle Coalition has been working with lawmakers in Sacramento throughout the legislative session to get California to allow bicycle diversion programs, which reduce ticket fines for those who take bicycle education classes. We have good news: We won. Yesterday Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 902, to allow reduced fines for […]

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Stand up for smart state funding policies

The California Bicycle Coalition has two transformative bills on how California funds bikeway projects. Here’s what these laws would do: Implement a Complete Streets policy for state funding: Senator Jim Beall is including a sensible complete streets provisions in SBX 1-1 that will make the wisest use of road maintenance funding by including “new bicycle […]

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Women Are Joining the California Dream Ride to Help California Become Better for Bicycling

For Immediate Release – September 2, 2015 Contact Melissa Balmer – Media Director/California Bicycle Coalition C. (562) 221-9672 Email: melissa@calbike.org Re: Women Are Joining the California Dream Ride to Help California Become Better for Bicycling ——————————————————————————————————- Sacramento CA – The California Dream Ride offers a unique bicycling vacation and engaging educational experience for five days […]

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Overview of the Bikeways to Everywhere Initiative

Raising Funds and Awareness to Make Bicycling in California Safe and Convenient for Everyone Our dream is that one day soon, every community in California will be connected by a network of quiet bicycle boulevards, bike paths, and protected bike lanes. Your 12-year-old child, your elderly father, your friend who’s just getting comfortable on a […]

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Bicycle Awareness License Plate FAQs

Is that what the specialty bike awareness plate will look like? No. This is not the final design, or even a proposal for the design. The final design will not read “California Bicycle Coalition,” nor will it have our logo on it. We haven’t started working on the design yet — we need a lot […]

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Tribute to Deb Hubsmith

We are taking a moment to mourn the passing of one of our movement’s great leaders, Deb Hubsmith, who died peacefully on Tuesday of acute myeloid leukemia. She left us too soon. The loss of her energy and wisdom and leadership is a terrible one to endure. We shall also take a moment to celebrate […]

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