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CalBike is pleased to endorse Josh Newman for Senate District 29. As a former member of the state senate, Josh Newman already has experience championing what a fossil-free economy can look like in the capitol. He is up for the necessary fight to achieve this important goal because he knows we have no time to […]
CalBike is pleased to endorse Steve Bennett for District 37 Assembly Member. Steve Bennett’s platform reads like a bicycle advocates’ dream. He understands the importance of bicycling as a component of sustainable transportation and a socially just society. He has an excellent record on bike issues as a Ventura County Supervisor. With Steve Bennett as […]
For the open seat in Assembly District 25, we hope you will vote for Alex Lee in November. Alex brings a lot of new energy to the San Jose/South Bay area, and for all California residents. On issues from biking to affordable housing and transportation justice, Lee gave excellent responses to our questionnaire. We believe […]
CalBike is pleased to endorse Dave Min for Senate District 37. “I believe that climate change is the defining crisis of our time and that California must be a leader in promoting policies that radically reduce carbon emissions, not only in our state but across the world.” Those are the first words Dave Min wrote […]
CalBike is delighted to endorse Abigail Medina to represent Senate District 23. As Executive Director of Inland Region Equality Network (IREN), Abigail Medina has championed environmental protections, educational improvement, equality, and fair treatment of LGBT+ individuals in San Bernardino and throughout the Inland Empire. When she is elected to represent Senate District 23, Medina has […]
CalBike is pleased to endorse Chris Ward for District 78 Assembly Member. Chris Ward’s platform reads like a bicycle advocates’ dream. He gets the importance of bicycling as a component of sustainable transportation and a socially-just society. Ward has an excellent track record as a San Diego Council Member to back up his claims. With […]
CalBike enthusiastically endorses Kipp Mueller to lead Senate District 21. His strong environmental vision will help California provide more clean mobility options to its citizens. To do this, Mueller hopes to expand the role of the Air Resources Board in transportation decisions. This may seem like an esoteric and obscure state policy change, but transportation […]
CalBike enthusiastically endorses John Laird for Senate District 17. As former California Secretary for Natural Resources, John Laird is well-poised to create a stronger climate policy through a cross-sector approach. This includes building higher housing densities in major urban areas, restoring the commitment to operations funds for public transportation, and making a financial commitment to […]
Nithya Raman is a once-in-generation candidate. As our partners at Bike the Vote L.A. say, “Raman articulates one of the most progressive transportation platforms ever put forward by a Southern California candidate for elected office.” CalBike enthusiastically endorses Nithya Raman for her commitment to bike safety and equity. We don’t usually endorse candidates for local […]
On September 10th, CalBike held a webinar that was joined by more than 25 attendees from California’s community bike shops. We put our heads together, guided by expert government advice, on how to safely continue the necessary work during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the two-hour conversation was to identify challenges for community bike […]
Here’s something we don’t often say at CalBike: Good work, Caltrans! As we reported here, Caltrans pulled $100 million in funding from its biannual road repair program to add bike and pedestrian safety elements to some of the projects. This directive came from the top: Director Toks Omishakin. This was an explicit and unprecedented admission that […]
The pandemic took a big bite out of CalBike’s 2020 legislative agenda, but we were still able to win two important legislative victories this session. This was due in no small part to the thousands of CalBike members and supporters who emailed your representatives to urge them to support bike-friendly laws and amendments. Big win […]
California will never have the equitable, prosperous and inclusive communities that CalBike advocates for until we address and redress the anti-Black violence that has plagued our country since slavery. 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.