Update: YOU SAVED BIKE SHARE! The bill’s author agreed to take out the liability provision that would have made bike share untenable in California. Your emails made the difference!
The California State Senate will vote as soon as August 26 (and no later than August 31) on a bill that could kill bike and scooter sharing programs in California. It’s absolutely crucial to voice your opposition to your State Senator today. Use our easy tool to send an email now.
AB 1286 would require providers of shared bikes and scooters (whether a private company or a transit agency) to assume liability for damage and injury caused through no fault of their own, including by the rider’s own negligence. It would double the amount of liability insurance they’re required to carry.
These requirements don’t apply to sky-diving, car rental, or any other activity in California. They would only apply to shared bikes and scooters. AB 1286 could kill shared mobility.
Tell your Senator to vote NO on AB 1286 today.
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Now is the time to build on a recent CalBike victory that made $20 million available for publicly-supported affordable shared bikes, not cut back on this affordable and sustainable transportation option.
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