CalBike signed on to this letter in support of the California Transportation Commission’s request for $2 billion of supplemental funding for active transportation projects. Our letter, joined by key long-term allies in advocacy for active transportation, differs from the Commission’s request in that it suggests spending half of that $2 billion on unfunded applications in the last cycle of the Active Transportation Program instead of three-quarters of the funding. We agree the balance of the funding should be used for bicycle highways and complete bicycle networks as suggested in AB 147
BLACK LIVES MATTER
California will never have the equitable, prosperous and inclusive communities that CalBike advocates for until we address and redress anti-Black violence. We want to actively contribute to ending systemic racism, especially in transportation policy, and most especially in bicycling advocacy. We promise to listen and learn how we can best do this work. To our community members who experience the violence of racism on a daily basis: we see you, we hear you, and we stand with you.