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CalBike Welcomes New Board Member, Isaac Gonzalez

CalBike is pleased to welcome its newest board member, Isaac Gonzalez. A long-time advocate for safer streets in Sacramento, Gonzalez is a communications professional whose company, Diysl, provides campaign management services for political campaigns, nonprofits, and private businesses. He’s a past board member of Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates and current Active Transportation Commissioner with the […]

CalBike at the National Bike Summit

As I prepared for my first California Bicycle Summit since becoming CalBike’s executive director, I had the wonderful experience of going to the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. I got to experience the city’s bicycle infrastructure on a tour, heard inspiring speakers, and helped present an award to retiring Oregon Representative Earl Blumenauer. Learning […]

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Mayors Make Crucial Connections for Bike Riders at California Bicycle Summit

Attendees at the California Bicycle Summit, April 18-19, 2024, in San Diego, fall into many categories and job descriptions. One notable type of participant is mayors. Three current or former California mayors will speak on panels, and more will be attending the conference. Mayors play a crucial role in the fight for safe streets. Residents […]

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California Must Seize the Opportunity to Quickly Build Better Bikeways

On April 8, 2024, the Assembly Transportation Committee will hold the first hearing on Assemblymember Laura Friedman’s Quicker and Better Bikeways Bill, AB 2290. CalBike is a sponsor of this critical legislation, which will make our streets safer for people who bike, walk, and roll. The bill includes three critical changes to how we design […]

California Bicycle Summit: Local Impacts of State Legislation

CalBike and our allies in and out of the legislature have passed landmark state legislation to make our streets safer. However, the ultimate effects of state policies can depend on local awareness and implementation. At the California Bicycle Summit, to be held April 18-19, 2024, in San Diego, several sessions will examine the impacts of […]

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E-Bike Incentive Project Work Group: Project Implementation

On March 14, 2024, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) held a public work group to discuss the current status of the E-Bike Incentive Project and get feedback on two possible implementation schedules. Status and launch window for statewide e-bike incentives CARB reported that the soft launch is underway at the moment and going well. […]

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California Bicycle Summit Includes Global Perspectives

CalBike’s work centers on changing policies in Sacramento. The upcoming California Bicycle Summit will bring together diverse perspectives from across our state, and we’ll also engage with advocates from around the world. The Summit, which will be held in San Diego on April 18-19, 2024, includes speakers from the Netherlands, Finland, Mexico, and Colombia, including […]

Truck Side Guards: A Low-Cost Hack That Would Save Lives and Money

CalBike is sponsoring the Safe Vehicles Save Lives Bill, SB 961. Senator Scott Wiener’s bill will mandate two safety measures: speed limiters on passenger vehicles and side guards on freight trucks. But a provision for truck side guards, a low-cost safety measure that would save hundreds of lives every year, may get dropped. What happens […]

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Measure HLA Wins in Huge Victory for Los Angeles Safe Streets

The best bike plan on paper is worth nothing unless it’s implemented. Los Angeles has put in only 5% of the bike improvements in the plan it adopted in 2015. “Since 2019, when I started Streets for All, we have been asking, pleading, and demanding that the city adhere to its bike plan,” Streets for […]

San Diego Bicycle Summit Will Include Sessions on Wheels and on Foot

Bike session photo by Evan Dudley. When the California Bicycle Summit comes to San Diego on April 18-19, it will include sessions that take participants outside the venue and onto the streets to view some of the improvements the city has made for people biking and walking. Mobile sessions are a chance to experience infrastructure […]

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Hundreds Attend CalBike Complete Streets Campaign Launch with Senator Wiener

CalBike’s Complete Streets Campaign launch webinar showed strong support for Complete Streets, with 300 people in attendance. Panelists at Complete Streets on Caltrans Corridors touched on what Senator Scott Wiener’s Complete Streets Bill, SB 960, does, why it’s important, and what people can do to support its passage. What the 2024 Complete Streets Bill does […]

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Slowing Cars to Save Lives

This post was originally published March 5, 2024. It was updated to add an Assembly Transportation Committee vote. CalBike is a sponsor of Senator Scott Wiener’s Safe Streets package, which includes the Complete Streets Bill (SB 960) and the Safe Vehicles Save Lives Bill, SB 961, a bill requiring side guards on semi trucks and […]

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