Bikeways separated from traffic with physical barriers, known officially as “Class IV Separated Bikeways” are approved for use in California thanks to the Protected Bikeways Act of 2015, a legislative campaign of the California Bicycle Coalition.

More and more cities want to facilitate safe biking by installing protected bike lanes, but this new-to-California design is still much too rare in California’s bike plans and projects. CalBike aims to help change that.


Our 4-page information-packed brochure:

Download a four-page brochure with more information using the links on this page.



Our in-depth webinar “The Why and How of Protected Bike Lanes”:


 Click Here for Downloadable Presentation Slides

We explore the supportive research, technical design, and organizing efforts around the many kinds of protected bike lanes. From advocacy to execution, we cover the ins-and-outs of creating bike-friendly routes through protected lanes and equip you with the tools you need to make your community safer. 

The webinar is part of a series of training and outreach efforts focused on disadvantaged communities by the Active Transportation Resource Team, a four-organization collaboration including the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, the California Bicycle Coalition, California Walks and the Local Government Commission, and was funded by The California Endowment.

Read about the roll-out of our campaign to legalize protected bike lanes here.

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