With record turnout for a midterm election, it’s clear that the voters of California knew how important this opportunity was to choose the policies and leaders that will move us forward and not hold us back. Across our state, voters protected critical transportation funding and projects by rejecting the cynical attack of Proposition 6. CalBike campaigned […]
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In a season of scary politics, one of the scariest measures on the ballot is California’s Proposition 6. If it passes, not only will it hurt us immediately by halting thousands of road safety projects, it will also indicate the dominance of a very dangerous and deep cynicism about the value of public works. California’s […]
The 2018 Dream Ride has come and gone, but we’re still enjoying the post ride buzz. Didn’t snag a spot this year? Don’t fret: Registration for 2019’s ride through Northern California is open! We hope you can join us for another year of unforgettable bicycling. Here’s a recap of 2018: Beautiful Tour This year, we […]
CalBike Statement in Support of Proposition 10 Our transportation and housing policies are closely intertwined; we cannot change one without the other. Affordable housing is absolutely essential to create and maintain equitable, inclusive, and prosperous communities. At CalBike, we advocate exactly for that, primarily by changing state transportation policy to enable residents to avail themselves […]
Our work in helping to ensure the development and implementation of the critical transportation funding package continues with the release of the draft guidelines for the new Comprehensive Multimodal Corridor Plan; read our coalition’s comment letter about the work still to be done, and follow along with us here and on social media to stay in the loop as […]
Californians have agreed to set aside funding for what the state terms “Disadvantaged Communities”, to support projects aimed at “improving public health, quality of life and economic opportunity in California’s most burdened communities at the same time reducing pollution that causes climate change.” If we’ve prioritized these funds for our most vulnerable and negatively impacted […]
Just as we are making progress in our campaign to ensure the state always takes bike and pedestrian safety into account in transportation funding, Proposition 6 threatens to tear it all apart. If it passes, Prop 6 will cancel $5.2 billion in funding for transportation projects—thousands of them already underway—desperately needed to repair roads in communities […]
If we had to sum up the first-ever Joint Air Resources Board (ARB) and California Transportation Commission (CTC) meeting in a word, we’d go with “hopeful“. CalBike and more than a dozen of our allies and partners wouldn’t have missed this important inaugural joint meeting brought about by CalBike-supported Assembly Bill 179, introduced by Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona), […]
Last week the California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) held a briefing to discuss their second annual Environmental Justice Agency Assessment. The report lays out principles for the inclusion of environmental justice in policy and program implementation for state agencies, including the California Transportation Commission (CTC), an agency CalBike watches closely and which is extremely important this year given […]
As more people discover the joy of using an electric bike to get around, just like with regular bikes, our communities become better — more equitable, more prosperous, and more inclusive. Bicycles are affordable, safe, healthy, and clean transportation. The problem is, electric bicycles can be expensive. Their cost deters many Californians from trying this […]