The Groundbreaking California Transportation Equity Summit and Bill Package Work to Rectify Unjust Transportation Policies
Sacramento CA – This May 16-17 the California Bicycle Coalition and TransForm will host the “Transportation Equity Summit & Advocacy Day.” Seeing transportation as a basic civil right, the summit will focus on how California can make sure that the benefits of bicycling, walking and public transportation more broadly extend to everyone in California, by putting a much greater emphasis on the safety and mobility needs of our state’s underserved.Read more
The California Bicycle Coalition and 4/22-24 Palo Alto E-Bike Expo Celebrate Bicycling as a Tool for Optimism for Urban California Travel
Palo Alto CA – Electric bikes will help California move up the list of bike-friendly states, says the California Bicycle Coalition as they prepare for the nation’s largest Electric Bike Expo to arrive in Palo Alto April 22-24 during its Western U.S. tour.
The San Joaquin Valley’s Genoveva Islas, MPH Selected as Newest Board Member for the California Bicycle Coalition
The California Bicycle Coalition is honored to include the San Joaquin Valley’s Genoveva Islas, MPH as its newest Board Member. An avid bicyclist, with over 25 years of experience in both the public and private health sectors, Genoveva is currently the Program Director for Cultiva La Salud. Cultiva La Salud is dedicated to creating healthier communities in the San Joaquin Valley by changing policies, systems and environments to allow for greater access to healthy foods and beverages and increased opportunities for physical activity.Read more
Your California Bicycle Coalition has a packed legislative portfolio for 2016!
We are excited to be working with bicycling champion Assemblymember Richard Bloom on two important bills: (1) to preserve funding in the Active Transportation Program for planning grants and education and encouragement programs in disadvantaged communities, in response to declining funding for these types of grants in the first two cycles of the program; and (2) to make “green wave” traffic signal timing, where traffic lights are timed to vehicles moving at bicycle speed, eligible for Cap-and-Trade funds.
We’re also thrilled that Assemblymember Phil Ting is authoring another bill for us this year, to clarify cyclists’ right to ride side-by-side safely in the roadway. (Use #legalizehandholding to show your support!)
Our main legislative priority remains the budget, where pronouncements of support for active transportation are not currently reflected in how the state spends its money. Working closely with our statewide coalition partners, we are pushing a transportation equity package of bills that together will improve sustainable, affordable transportation options across the state, especially for low-income Californians. Our proposals will double the size of the Active Transportation Program and take initial steps to set-aside funding for significant investments in connected bicycle networks. Check our legislative tracker for more details…
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Inspired by impressive sales growth across the U.S., and a key legislative win in California led by the California Bicycle Coalition (AB 1096 clarifying and legalizing E-Bikes effective January 1st 2016), the North American E-Bike industry is celebrating with the traveling 2016 E-Bike Expo beginning in January and touring to six different bike-friendly cities over the next five months.Read more
Last month, the Governor attended key climate talks in Paris where he touted California’s success to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on the world stage. Unfortunately, the Governor’s transportation budget, released today, moves the state in the wrong direction.