An LA Times investigation of bicycle traffic stops since 2017 has put a spotlight, once again, on the need to remove armed officers from traffic enforcement. The two bills CalBike sponsored in 2021 to decriminalize common and safe walking and biking would have represented a step in that direction. However, although the Bicycle Safety Stop […]
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For Immediate Release: October 11, 2021 Contact:CalBike: Jared Sanchez, email@example.com | 714-262-0921California Walks: Caro Jauregui, firstname.lastname@example.org | 562-320-2139Los Angeles Walks: John Yi, email@example.com | 213-219-2483 Newsom Vetoes Freedom to Walk in California Movement to End Unjust Jaywalking Laws Will Continue SACRAMENTO – In a setback for the movement for more equitable streets, Governor Gavin Newsom […]
For Immediate Release: October 11, 2021 Contact: Dave Snyder, 916-251-9433, firstname.lastname@example.org Jared Sanchez, 714-262-0921, email@example.com Governor Newsom Vetoes Bill to Improve Bike Safety Sacramento – The Bicycle Safety Stop Bill (AB 122 – Boerner Horvath, Friedman, Ting) had broad support from the Assembly, the Senate, and people who ride bikes. CalBike is disappointed that Governor Newsom vetoed a bill […]
It was the middle of the afternoon in Culver City when Richard Milton left his optometrist to reach the bus stop across the street. “It was in the middle of the block,” he recalled. “There wasn’t any traffic, so I crossed.” As he walked toward the bus stop, a police car pulled up, and an […]
California’s legislative session has ended with several big accomplishments for active transportation. CalBike’s signature E-Bike Affordability Program is fully funded and in development. And the two other bills we sponsored this year have passed the Assembly and the Senate, which have placed a spotlight on the need to decriminalize the bicycle safety stop and jaywalking. […]
For Immediate Release: 9/8/21 Contact:CalBike: Jared Sanchez, firstname.lastname@example.org | 714-262-0921California Walks: Caro Jauregui, email@example.com | 562-320-2139Los Angeles Walks: John Yi, firstname.lastname@example.org | 213-219-2483 CA Freedom to Walk Act Passes Senate SACRAMENTO – The Freedom to Walk Act, a bill designed to reform California’s “Jaywalking” laws, passed the California Senate today with a vote of 22-8. […]
For Immediate Release Contact: Dave Snyder, 916-251-9433, email@example.com Tuesday, August 31, 2021 Jared Sanchez, 714-262-0921, firstname.lastname@example.org Bicycle Safety Stop Bill Passes Senate SACRAMENTO – On August 30, the California Senate passed the Bicycle Safety Stop Bill (AB 122, Boerner Horvath, Friedman, Ting) with a bipartisan 31-5 vote. The bill allows people on bikes to treat […]
The Freedom to Walk Act passed out of the California Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday. We’re thrilled lawmakers agreed that, as a state, we should stop raising revenue from our most marginalized and vulnerable residents. Two more steps to legalize safe street crossings There are two more crucial steps before we repeal unjust jaywalking laws, […]
For Immediate Release: 8/27/21 Contact: CalBike: Jared Sanchez, email@example.com | 714-262-0921 California Walks: Caro Jauregui, firstname.lastname@example.org | 562-320-2139 Los Angeles Walks: John Yi, email@example.com | 213-219-2483 Freedom to Walk Act Moves to Senate Floor Vote SACRAMENTO – The Freedom to Walk Act, a bill designed to reform California’s “Jaywalking” laws, passed out of the California […]
This year, CalBike is sponsoring the Freedom to Walk Act (AB 1238, Ting), which will take jaywalking laws off the books in California. We realize that people have questions about why this legislation is critical for equity, justice, and accessibility. In partnership with the bill’s other co-sponsors, California Walks and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, […]