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Bikeway Design Best Practices

We recommend the following guides and manuals to any engineer or planner in California. Each one provides valuable advice on bikeway and roadway designs that are approved for any road in the state. NACTO’s Urban Street Design Guide and Urban Bikeway Design Guide. Published by the National Association of City Transportation Officials, these guides have the same authority in California as the California Highway Design Manual. It provides a wide range of options for safe, comfortable bikeways. It lacks on an important piece of infrastructure: protected intersections. It was last updated in October 2013. Caltrans’ Class IV Bikeway Guidance. Produced to comply with the Protected Bikeways Act of 2014,... Read more >>

  • January 28, 2016 / FEATURE CalBike Awards 2015

    Happy New Year! We're already going full steam on our 2016 Legislative Agenda but wanted to take some time to recognize all the accomplishments (and some disappointments) from last year. INFRASTRUCTURE:... Read more >>

  • January 14, 2016 / BIKEWAYS_TO_EVERYWHERE A Short History of California’s First Freeway

    This month in history: on January 4th, 1940, California’s first urban freeway opened. The Arroyo Seco Parkway, which is a part of the US 101 through Pasadena, has some interesting... Read more >>

  • January 01, 2016 Governor Brown’s Budget Disappoints Us

    Governor Brown’s proposed budget, released on Thursday, once again supports the status quo of increased car travel. Despite a $16.2 billion transportation budget including $3 billion in new revenue, his... Read more >>

  • October 15, 2015 A Letter Regarding our Theme — Equity in Motion

    I’m excited you’re coming to the California Bicycle Summit. Focused on our summit’s theme, Equity in Motion, this is the fifth in our series of updates to help you prepare for... Read more >>

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