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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.

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E-bike incentive program budget request

CalBike, joined by dozens of allied organizations across the state, submitted a letter of support for Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath’s request for a budget allocation to implement the proposed e-bike incentive program. The letter and its accompanying fact sheet express the consensus of a diversity of organizations that a $10 million investment in helping Californians […]

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AB 43 Will Allow Reduced Speed Limits for Slower Streets

For Immediate Release: Dave Snyder, CalBike | dave@calbike.org | 916-251-9433 AB 43 Will Allow Reduced Speed Limits for Slower Streets Sacramento – Citing the success of “Slow Streets” across California during the COVID lockdown, the California Bicycle Coalition (CalBike) is proud to support AB 43, a bill that could help make slow streets a permanent part […]

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AB 371 Could Deal Fatal Blow to Bike/Scooter Sharing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UPDATED: July 7, 2021 AB 371 Could Deal Fatal Blow to Bike/Scooter Sharing Sacramento – The California Bicycle Coalition (CalBike) opposes AB 371 by Assembly Member Jones-Sawyer that would impose an onerous insurance burden on shared-mobility providers and likely put them out of business across the state. A similar provision was defeated […]

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CalBike Insider: The 12-bill limit, a status report, and CalBike in the news

Some of the most significant work to further better biking, active transportation, and healthy communities in California happens out of the spotlight. CalBike Insider shines the light on some of these critical developments in Sacramento and beyond.  The 12-bill limit puts a damper on the 2021 legislative session COVID-19 put a severe crimp in the […]

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Assessing CalBike’s Legislative Agenda at the Halfway Point: Many Wins, Few Losses

All bills that are going to advance need to move from their house of origin by the end of this week. That halfway mark is a good point to take stock of the bills on the CalBike legislative agenda. Spoiler alert: it’s almost all good news. CalBike’s Three Sponsored Bills Pass their First House CalBike’s […]

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CalBike Insider: Micromobility Fights for Its Life, Ending Parking Mandates, and MUTCD Update

Some of the most significant work to further better biking, active transportation, and healthy communities in California happens out of the spotlight. CalBike Insider shines the light on some of these critical developments in Sacramento and beyond.  Fending Off an Attack on Shared Bikes and Scooters Shared bikes and scooters are under attack, again. Last […]

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Full Assembly to Vote on AB 1238, to Decriminalize Jaywalking

May 31, 2021 For Immediate Release Contact: CalBike: Jared Sanchez, jared@calbike.org |  714-262-0921 California Walks: Caro Jauregui, caro@calwalks.org | 562-320-2139 Los Angeles Walks: John Yi, john@losangeleswalks.org | 213-219-2483 AB 1238 To Decriminalize Jaywalking to California Assembly Floor Vote Sacramento – The Freedom to Walk Act, a bill to eliminate jaywalking laws in California, will be […]

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CalBike Insider: Street Safety, Budget Surplus, and the Death of a Good Idea

A great deal of the work your CalBike staff does in Sacramento is behind the scenes. We attend technical advisory committee meetings, advise senior (and junior) staff on best practices, and nudge state agencies to advance in our direction: toward better communities where more people can experience the healthful joy of bicycling, with equity, prosperity, […]

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Webinar: A National Discussion on Decriminalizing Jaywalking

On May 3, 2021, CalBike co-hosted a national panel discussion on decriminalizing jaywalking. Leading academics, advocates, and legislators discussed local efforts to end the enforcement of jaywalking. They shared lessons learned and steps to success.  CalBike has joined a surging national movement to repeal unjust jaywalking laws by co-sponsoring the Freedom to Walk Act (AB […]

Last Chance For Input into Bike Tourism Initiative

“They come here to bike.” Those words will be on the lips of residents of five counties if local agencies implement the recommendations of CalBike and its partners for improvements to the roads and services for bike tourists in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne, and Alpine counties. The recommendations are being finalized this week. Learn […]

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Studies Show Increases in Biking and Bike Safety in Numbers

A spate of new studies has shown that both biking and bike safety grew during the pandemic. The research found that more bikes on the streets leads to safer biking and that “build it and they will come” works well for cycling infrastructure. Perhaps the most exciting of the recent studies broke down bike ridership […]

Advocates’ Budget Ask for Active Transportation

CalBike signed on to this letter in support of the California Transportation Commission’s request for $2 billion of supplemental funding for active transportation projects. Our letter, joined by key long-term allies in advocacy for active transportation, differs from the Commission’s request in that it suggests spending half of that $2 billion on unfunded applications in […]