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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 Statement on E-Bike Licensing Bill, AB 2234

For Immediate Release: 2/15/24 Contact: Jared Sanchez, CalBike, (714) 262-0921, CalBike Opposes AB 2234 (Boerner) E-Bike Licensing Bill  SACRAMENTO  –  CalBike opposes AB 2234 (Boerner) as currently introduced. The bill would create an unnecessary new bureaucracy and mostly harm youth of color in California while not taking the steps necessary to make our streets safer […]

Complete Streets

Complete Streets Bill Will Help Build Crucial Connections

On January 24, Senator Scott Wiener unveiled the Speeding and Fatality Emergency Reduction (SAFER) on California Streets bill package that includes a Complete Streets Bill, SB 960. CalBike is a sponsor of the bill, the latest of several we have partnered on with Senator Wiener, a stalwart bike champion in Sacramento. The 2024 Complete Streets […]

California Bicycle Summit Opening Plenary: In Discussion with Jeanie Ward-Waller

The opening plenary session at the 2024 California Bicycle Summit on April 18, 2024, will include a discussion with Jeanie Ward-Waller, Director of Transportation Advocacy at Fearless Advocacy, and Kendra Ramsey, CalBike Executive Director.  Ward-Waller’s career has encompassed advocacy, including a stint as CalBike’s policy director and agency work, where she rose to Deputy Director […]

CalBike Sponsors Senator Wiener’s Safe Streets Bills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2024 Contact: Jared Sanchez, CalBike, (714) 262-0921, Senator Wiener Introduces Groundbreaking Bills to Slash California Road Deaths Epidemic SACRAMENTO – Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced the Speeding and Fatality Emergency Reduction on California Streets (SAFER California Streets) Package, Senate Bills 960 & 961, a first-in-the-nation effort to make California roads safe […]

2024 California Bicycle Summit to Be Held by the San Diego Bay

We are delighted to announce the venue for the 2024 California Bicycle Summit, to be held in San Diego on April 18-19, 2024. Meetings will be held at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside, located at 1355 North Harbor Drive. Located between Little Italy and San Diego’s historic and very walkable Gaslamp District, the Wyndham is […]

Climate Ride 2024: Countdown to a Century 

I’ve never been much for New Year’s resolutions. In high school, I would say I was going to keep my binders organized, only to find them a familiar mess by Valentine’s Day. To help me get on track this year, I have registered for the 2024 NorCal Green Fondo and will be sharing my training. […]

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2024 People-First Mobility Budget for California 

California has laid out admirable goals to reduce GHG emissions from transportation, which contributes the most to climate change in our state. The Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure (CAPTI) lays out a limited set of plans and goals for reducing emissions from the transportation sector. However, it’s not enough. Worse, California continues to apply […]

Jeanie Ward-Waller

Jeanie Ward-Waller Joins CalBike as Consultant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2024 Leading Transportation Expert and Advocate Jeanie Ward-Waller Joins Fearless Advocacy Contacts:         Jeanie Ward-Waller (  Jennifer Fearing (  Kendra Ramsey ( SACRAMENTO – Fearless Advocacy, a Sacramento-based consulting firm specializing in advancing the policy agendas of mission-based and cause-oriented organizations, is pleased to announce that Jeanie Ward-Waller starts today as the […]

There Is No Deficit in California’s Transportation Budget

As California begins negotiations for its 2024-2025 budget, much of the talk will center on a projected $38 billion shortfall. In past years, Governor Gavin Newsom has used budget deficits as reasons to veto active transportation bills. In 2023, the governor initially took back half of the extra $1.05 billion allocated to the Active Transportation […]

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CalBike Response to Governor’s 2024 Budget

For Immediate Release: 1/10/24 Contact: Jared Sanchez, Policy Director, CalBike, (714) 262-0921, Governor’s Budget Steals from California’s Future SACRAMENTO – The California Bicycle Coalition (CalBike) released the following response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget, which fills a $200 million shortfall in the transportation budget by cutting $200 million from the Active Transportation Program […]

One planet

Stop Fueling Climate Change: Coalition Challenges Governor to Shift Transportation Spending

A week before Christmas, CalBike worked with a coalition of 25 transportation and environmental organizations to issue a call to action for California to align its transportation spending with its climate goals. The coalition sent a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom and our state transportation leaders, asking them to shift spending from projects that increase […]

CalBike’s Best and Worst of 2023

After 2020, it seemed like things could only get better, or at least more normal. But weird seems to be the new normal, and 2023 was no exception, with a high-profile firing at Caltrans, cities declaring “e-bike emergencies,” and fast transportation mode shifts caused by freeway shutdowns rather than the ongoing emergency of climate change.  […]