Specialty License Plate Action Alert

The California Bicycle Coalition is pursuing a bicycle-oriented special interest license plate program for motor vehicles in California. License plate programs can make millions of dollars for programs that can help get thousands more people to ride bikes in many states around the country, but we haven’t tried to win one in California yet. We need […]

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Broad coalition demands increase to Active Transportation Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2015 Contact: Melissa Balmer – Media Director/California Bicycle Coalition Tel. 562-221-9672 Email: Melissa@calbike.org Re: 120 Organizations encourage State to increase funding for cost saving/health saving walking and biking projects for safer streets and healthier neighborhoods ——————————————————————————————— Sacramento, CA – As the costs of car ownership, traffic congestion and chronic diseases—exacerbated […]

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Incline Bicycle Company for sale

This bicycle business was donated to the California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund, which is selling it to the highest bidder. Its inventory, trademarks, brochures, website, URLs, etc. are all for sale. This is the first high-quality shaft-drive bicycle company in the U.S. About 75 new, boxed bikes remain in a west coast warehouse. Bikes are Taiwan-built […]

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National Bike Summit 2015 Report

With Republicans in charge as Congress considers the next six years of federal transportation funding, this year’s National Bike Summit and Women’s Forum took on a new urgency. From Tuesday to Thursday last week, approximately 50 delegates from California met to share best practices in bicycle advocacy, emphasizing the importance of equity and inclusion, and […]

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Improving Bike Education

Everyone agrees: enabling more education programs is a vital method to enable more people to ride bikes, to know the rules of the road, and to feel more confident riding a bike. Many local police departments and organizations have attempted to get bicycle riders to have the option to take a bicycle education class when ticketed […]

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Oakland Better Bikeways Party

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For Immediate Release – 10 Reasons Why California is Becoming Best to Bike

For Immediate Release – March 12, 2015 Contact Melissa Balmer Media Director/California Bicycle Coalition Tel. 562.612.0197 Cell 562.221.9672. Email: Melissa@calbike.org Re: 10 Reasons Why California is Becoming Best to Bike —————————————————————————————— Sacramento CA – Yesterday Outside Magazine named California as the best state for Road Biking in 2015 as part of their annual Best of […]

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California’s Safety Priorities Improving

California’s traffic safety priorities are steered by the Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP), a federally-required document being updated by Caltrans this year. The draft new plan is available for review and it’s a great improvement over the previous version, thanks to the involvement of your California Bicycle Coalition and our allies. The SHSP could direct […]

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SB 192 Quickfacts

SB 192, the Proposed Helmet Mandate, Would Have a Negative Impact on Safety The California Bicycle Coalition does not believe that mandating helmets for adults is an effective approach to making our streets safer for bicycling or protecting people who bike. We have looked at the evidence, and concluded that a mandate would actually make […]

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Stop the Mandatory Helmet Law

  A Mandatory Helmet Law Will Make California’s Streets Less Safe: Sign the Petition! Petition to California State Senator Carol Liu CC: Senator Jim Beall, CA Senate Transportation and Housing Committee Chair Scrap the Mandatory Helmet Law!  We oppose SB 192, mandating that everyone wear helmets and reflective gear when riding a bicycle. A mandatory […]

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