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Nithya Raman is a once-in-generation candidate. As our partners at Bike the Vote L.A. say, “Raman articulates one of the most progressive transportation platforms ever put forward by a Southern California candidate for elected office.” CalBike enthusiastically endorses Nithya Raman for her commitment to bike safety and equity. We don’t usually endorse candidates for local […]
On September 10th, CalBike held a webinar that was joined by more than 25 attendees from California’s community bike shops. We put our heads together, guided by expert government advice, on how to safely continue the necessary work during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the two-hour conversation was to identify challenges for community bike […]
Here’s something we don’t often say at CalBike: Good work, Caltrans! As we reported here, Caltrans pulled $100 million in funding from its biannual road repair program to add bike and pedestrian safety elements to some of the projects. This directive came from the top: Director Toks Omishakin. This was an explicit and unprecedented admission that […]
Update: Following on the August 24 police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, WI, on August 31, a Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy stopped a Black man for riding his bike the wrong way on a quiet residential street. Moments later, the officer shot Dijon Kizzee dead. This has to stop. Will you sign our call […]
Now is your last chance to influence how Caltrans spends $100 million on bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. The funding comes from an unprecedented set-aside that Caltrans director Toks Omishakin ordered, to add bicycle and pedestrian safety elements to projects in the 2020 State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP). The SHOPP contains 920 projects. The […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dave Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org 916-251-9433 Sacramento, August 27, 2020: The California Bicycle Coalition (CalBike) announced a victory today in its campaign to protect bike share systems from a threat from the California State Senate. An amendment to Assembly Bill 1286 removed a provision that would have transferred all liability for any impact […]
Add one more item to the (loooong) list of legislative priorities that have been derailed by the coronavirus pandemic: Assembly Member Robert Rivas’s bike parking incentive bill. It is the last of many bills that CalBike was working on in 2020 to improve the policy environment for biking. CalBike now has more capacity to plan […]
For Immediate Release Contact: Fresno/Merced: Jared Sanchez, email@example.com | 714-262-0921 Bakersfield: Asha Chandy, firstname.lastname@example.org | 661-376-0248 Bakersfield: Forest Barnes, email@example.com | 415-484-3143 CalBike Launches Central Valley Community Bikeways Survey Bakersfield, July 23, 2020: CalBike is excited to announce the release of a community survey to help guide our Central Valley Bikeways Project. This survey asks […]
On July 1, 2020, a quiet change happened on California streets. You won’t notice a difference right away, but the change will have huge ramifications for years to come. The change involves a win for VMT vs. LOS. For the past seven years, Caltrans has dragged its feet on a change to CEQA that would […]
CalBike is delighted to welcome Alexandra Weber, Rosy Doud, and Peter Garcia to our Central Valley Bikeways Project team. The project will design a low-stress bikeway network centered around the planned High Speed Rail (HSR) stations in Fresno, Merced, and Bakersfield. “Each of them brings different skills and equity focus that will enhance our planning […]
For decades, the laws that protect the environment by requiring traffic impact analysis had a serious flaw. The analysis considered car congestion as a negative impact that should be mitigated. This led to road widenings to relieve congestion (which only led to more traffic and, soon after, more congestion). Even worse, these level of service (LOS) […]
California will never have the equitable, prosperous and inclusive communities that CalBike advocates for until we address and redress anti-Black violence. We want to actively contribute to ending systemic racism, especially in transportation policy, and most especially in bicycling advocacy. We promise to listen and learn how we can best do this work. To our community members who experience the violence of racism on a daily basis: we see you, we hear you, and we stand with you.