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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.

Support AB 825 for Safe Passage for People on Bikes

Update: AB 825 will come up for a floor vote in the Assembly soon. Please take the action at the bottom of this email to tell your assemblymember to Vote YES on AB 825. Assembly Bill 825 (Bryan) comes up for a vote in the Assembly Committee on Transportation on Monday, March 20, and it […]

CalBike’s 2023 Budget Agenda: Fully Fund Active Transportation and Complete Streets

Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget for 2023 cuts some of the funds added to the Active Transportation Program last year. CalBike and our allies recently sent a letter to the California Senate and Assembly leaders and the budget committees of each branch, urging them to not only restore those funds but to fully fund the […]

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Announcing Invest/Divest Campaign

For Immediate Release: 3/2/23 Contact: Jared Sanchez, CalBike, (714) 262-0921, CalBike Announces 2023 Campaign: INVEST/DIVEST Sacramento, CA – Despite California’s reputation as an environmental leader, our transportation sector remains the main source of toxic emissions, climate pollution, and fatalities on our streets. To address this reality, the California Bicycle Coalition today launched its 2023 campaign […]

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A Day in the Life of CalBike’s Policy Director, Jared Sanchez

Jared Sanchez has been integral to CalBike’s advocacy efforts since he joined us in 2017, and he now heads our policy team. We spoke with him about what he’s excited about as the new legislative session gets into full swing and what the workday of a bicycle policy advocate looks like. CalBike: What are you […]

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CalBike’s 2023 Legislative Agenda

Last year was an excellent year for bike-friendly legislation in California, but 2023 is getting off to an even more exciting start, with a huge slate of bills that will make our streets safer for all Californians, regardless of their income level, race or ethnic background, or neighborhood. And we’re excited to have strong legislation […]

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ActiveSGV Pioneers New Model for E-Bike Program

Based in the San Gabriel Valley, local advocacy partner ActiveSGV has operated a unique e-bike program, GoSGV since the summer of 2022 and is rolling out new options in 2023. Unlike many local e-bike programs, GoSGV doesn’t give subsidies for an e-bike purchase and, unlike San Diego’s Pedal Ahead program, it doesn’t require users to […]

Electric Bicycle Incentive Work Group Meeting Report: 1/31/23

The meeting of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Electric Bicycle Incentives Project work group on January 31, 2023, provided more information about program parameters and a robust discussion of details still being formulated. Here’s what you need to know. California’s statewide e-bike program begins to take shape Over the past few work group meetings, […]

CalBike 2023 Agenda: Invest in Our Transportation Future/Divest from Regressive Road-Building

CalBike’s agenda for 2023 continues our momentum from last year, lifting up multi-year campaigns like the Bicycle Safety Stop and Complete Streets and introducing a bold new framework with our Invest/Divest campaign. Our goals and vision remain the same: Build communities where all Californians have equitable access to safe streets, improving health and bringing joy […]

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CalBike Insider: First Look at 2023 Active Transportation Bills

It’s still early days, and CalBike is busy working with legislators and allies to firm up our legislative agenda for 2023, but we’ve already got a few bills on our radar. Here’s an early peek at the 2023 legislation that could make California streets more walkable, bikeable, and equitable. Pave the Bike Lane  Once again, […]

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In Praise of the Classic Bike

We get some version of this question a lot lately: Does CalBike only support e-bikes? The question comes with a certain amount of tension behind it. Has CalBike turned its back on the original “beautiful machine?” At CalBike, of course, we still love classic bikes (and walking and all forms of active transportation). We’ve been […]

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CalBike Response to Governor’s ATP Clawback

CalBike is disheartened by Governor Gavin Newsom’s preliminary budget, which claws back almost half of the historic increase to the Active Transportation Program (ATP) of $1.1 billion (some funds were found from elsewhere for a net reduction of $200 million). We understand that a projected $22.4 billion budget shortfall requires cutting expenditures. However, the total […]

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Local E-Bike Incentives Provide More Options for Californians

The rollout of California’s statewide e-bike incentive program is getting closer, but it’s still a few months away. If you’d like to buy an e-bike and need help to make your purchase, many local programs currently provide incentives, and new ones may come online soon.  We spoke with managers from two Bay Area agencies about […]