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CalBike Wins Bike Share Funding in New Budget, but Innovative Purchase Incentive Program Gets Deferred

July 06, 2016

Months of work to include the bicycle in the state’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project paid off with the Air Resources Board’s decision to include bike share as an eligible expense. Now, cities wishing to expand bike share into disadvantaged communities can apply for funding from the $8 million “Car Sharing and Mobility Options” program. However, our innovative proposal for a Bicycle Purchase Incentive Program was not approved in the Air Resources Board expenditure plan despite expressions of support by Board members. The proposal fell victim to a last-minute funding delay by the Legislature, caused in part by the May 2016... Read more >>

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