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Stay informed about the bicycling movement in California by reading this blog and subscribing to our monthly newsletter, the CalBike Report. Keep apprised of which bills we are supporting with our Legislative Watch page, which we update regularly.

CalBike Joins Panel on E-Bike Incentives at Micromobility Conference

In October, Micromobility America brought a two-day conference and trade show of alternative transportation to Richmond, California. Exhibitors included manufacturers of a range of e-bikes and scooters, app developers, and even representatives from the U.S. Department of Transportation. CalBike participated in one of the many panel discussions, and you can view the recording below. Our […]

CalBike Announces 2024 California Bicycle Summit, Advance Sessions

CalBike will hold its next biennial California Bicycle Summit in San Diego on April 18 to 19, 2024. The Summit is an inspiring gathering of advocates, planners, transportation agency staffers, and elected officials who care about creating a more bikeable, walkable California. Sessions will include presentations and workshops from some of the most influential thought […]

Complete Streets

The Long Road to Complete Streets

CalBike has been fighting for Complete Streets for more than 15 years. In 2008, we helped pass AB 1358, which required local and regional general plans to consider the safety of people biking and walking in their circulation elements. But that law did nothing to improve access on state routes that doubled as local streets, […]

Climate Ride

CAPTI Falls Short of Climate Promise

The Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure (CAPTI) is meant to help decarbonize California’s transportation systems, which are responsible for half the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. But bills from Assemblymember Laura Friedman meant to give teeth to CAPTI have failed, and California continues to devote the bulk of its transportation budget to projects that encourage […]

poppies and bikes

#ebikestories 7: Who Will Benefit from California’s E-Bike Incentives?

For more than a year, the emails, social media posts, and calls have come in to CalBike, the California Air Resources Board, and the administrator of the statewide E-Bike Incentives Program, Pedal Ahead. People with disabilities, without housing, or without other transportation options have reached out to learn about getting an e-bike incentive.  It has […]

CalBike Joins 100 Organizations Urging More Oversight of Caltrans

CalBike, along with over 100 climate, mobility, and transportation justice nonprofits, signed a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom requesting greater oversight of Caltrans. The letter, spearheaded by NextGen California, made three specific requests: Scroll down to read the full letter and add your name. Transportation is a critical element of climate mitigation The transportation sector […]

California State Capitol

2023 Legislative Recap: Big Wins for Active Transportation Slate

Of the bills CalBike supported that made it to the governor’s desk, six were signed into law, and two were vetoed. Several active transportation measures were put on hold before the end of the legislative session, becoming two-year bills, and some didn’t make it out of legislative committees. Overall, it was not a good year […]

Bikeway design guidelines are particularly important at intersections.

Green Light for Automated Speed Enforcement

For Immediate Release: 10/17/23 Jared Sanchez, Policy Director, CalBike, (714) 262-0921, Automated Vehicle Speed Enforcement Bill Signed into Law SACRAMENTO – CalBike commends Governor Gavin Newsom for signing (AB 645, Friedman), Automated Speed Enforcement, into law. “Everyone knows that speed is a major factor in traffic collisions that result in fatalities or injuries on California […]

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Intersection Daylighting Becomes California Law

For Immediate Release: 10/10/23 Contact: Marc Vukcevich, Director of State Policy, Streets for All, (949) 259-3674, Jared Sanchez, Policy Director, CalBike, (714) 262-0921, Governor Newsom Signs Crosswalk Daylighting Bill SACRAMENTO – Governor Newsom has signed the Daylighting Saves Lives Bill into law (AB 413, Lee). This law will prohibit stopping, standing, or parking a […]

Governor Vetoes Safe Passage for Bikes

For Immediate Release: 10/10/23 Contact: Jared Sanchez, CalBike (714) 262-0921, Governor Newsom Vetoes AB 825 Safe Passage for Bikes Bill     SACRAMENTO – The Safe Passage for Bikes Bill (AB 825, Bryan) would have allowed people to ride bikes on sidewalks adjacent to streets that do not include a Class I, Class II, or Class […]

Governor Approves Bill to Study Impacts of Heavy Vechicles

For Immediate Release: 10/10/23 Contact: Jared Sanchez, CalBike (714) 262-0921, Governor Signs Bill to Study Safety Impacts of SUVs and Light Trucks SACRAMENTO – Governor Newsom has signed AB 251 (Ward), the Deadly Oversized Cars Bill, which will convene a task force to study the relationship between vehicle weight and injuries to people biking and walking […]