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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.

Shared Micromobility: the Future of Equitable Transportation  

The only convenient choice for most trips in most California communities is the automobile. For door-to-door access, public buses and trains can’t compete. This car-dependent system forces Californians to incur extremely high expenses and miserable traffic as drivers. It leads to severe pollution, bad health outcomes, and dangerous streets. People in disadvantaged communities, disproportionately Black […]

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Governor’s May Budget Revise Provides New Funds but Still Shortchanges Active Transportation 

Governor Gavin Newsom’s revised proposal for the state’s July 2022-June 2023 budget includes $1.1 billion in new money for active transportation. This would be a historic increase, more than four times the typical annual allocation to biking and walking safety.  CalBike applauds the governor for allocating increased funding for active transportation. Thanks to pressure from […]

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Active Transportation Bills to Watch This Week 

For Immediate Release: 5/18/22 Contact:Jared Sanchez, CalBike (714) 262-0921, Jared@CalBike.org CalBike: Active Transportation Bills to Watch This Week Update: SACRAMENTO, May 21: All the active transportation bills advanced out of the Appropriations Committee except AB 2336 (speed cameras) and AB 1975 (bus shelters). SACRAMENTO – The California Bicycle Coalition (CalBike) is following multiple bills in […]

Is 2022 the Year California Gets Serious About Traffic Violence?

On April 16, 2022, a driver pulled around another car in Griffith Park and hit Andrew Jelmert at high speed, killing him. Jelmert was leading a training ride for the AIDS Lifecycle, a fundraising ride that the 77-year-old realtor had completed four times, so there was an unusual number of witnesses to his death. Unfortunately, […]

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CalBike Endorsement: Support Laura Friedman for Assembly District 44 in the June Primary

Laura Friedman is perhaps the strongest supporter of bicycling and active transportation in the California Assembly, and she’s in a tough race for reelection because of redistricting. CalBike is issuing an early endorsement for Assemblymember Friedman because we hope our members will donate to and volunteer for her campaign ahead of the June primary election. […]

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CalBike Insider: Kudos for the Appointment of Dr. Adonia Lugo to the CTC

CalBike is delighted that Governor Newsom appointed Dr. Adonia Lugo to fill a vacancy on the California Transportation Commission. Dr. Lugo is a welcome and highly-qualified addition to the commission. CalBike advocates for a more inclusive CTC CalBike was a member of a coalition that sent a list of candidates for the CTC vacancy, including […]

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CalBike Insider: California Poised to Mandate Secure Bicycle Parking

Last week, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty introduced a bill to require secure bicycle parking in all new residential buildings, and CalBike was there to testify in support. AB 2863, the Bike Parking Bill, will require the Department of Housing and Community Development to create standards for bicycle parking in new residential buildings in the next regular […]

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CalBike’s Work Fuels California’s Bike-Friendly Ranking

California ranked fourth in the League of American Bicyclists’ annual ranking of bike-friendly states, released on April 19, 2022.  Massachusetts, Oregon, and Washington rank first through third. The League’s report on California referred to many issues that CalBike has successfully campaigned on or is currently advocating for. We know California can do better, and we’re […]