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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.

Best and Worst of 2016

For the past few years, CalBike has produced a ‘Best of’ list to highlight some accomplishments (and some disappointments) from around the state. These awards help us see where we are, and how far we have to go. Enjoy!  — Best New Protected Intersection: 9th and Division, San Francisco We’re thrilled to include this category […]

2017 ATP: $158M Approved For Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects Across CA

On December 7th, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved a total of $158,096,000 for 44 Statewide projects and 10 Small Urban and Rural walking and bicycling projects as part of the 2017 Active Transportation Program (ATP). The projects awarded included $24.3 million that was diverted from a single high-profile project in the Coachella Valley to five […]

Reflections from The Untokening

On November 13th, over 130 leaders from across the country gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, for The Untokening: A Convening for Just and Accessible Streets and Communities. Taken place days after the 2016 Presidential Election and the aftermath that ensued, the discussions and the discoveries that unfolded at The Untokening give power to acknowledging that any advancements […]

CalBike Announces 2017 Legislative Agenda

Here at CalBike, we’re gearing up and going big in the new year. We’ve got an ambitious yet robust legislative agenda, with headway in each strategic direction. We’re looking forward to working with our state and local partners to make these goals a reality. You can join us in our effort today by becoming a member and active […]

Bicycle Safety Made Easy: CalBike Provides Workshop for CHP staff and Policymakers

Last week, CalBike hosted a bike safety workshop led by League Certified Instructor Bonnie Wehmann. Set in the streets of Sacramento, the workshop was designed to develop a shared understanding of where it is safest to ride a bicycle in a vehicle travel lane. Participants included staff members from the California Highway Patrol (CHP), State […]

Building Better Bicycle Infrastructure Necessary for e-Bike Industry Growth

CalBike joined about 100 e-Bike industry executives and retailers at the 2016 E-Bike Summit earlier this month in San Juan Capistrano. This national event was organized by the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association and PeopleforBikes to review gains of 2016 and plot the legislative strategy for 2017. As the only bike advocacy group invited to attend, […]

Standing Up for All People

Here at CalBike, we work hard every day to enable more Californians to ride bicycles in order to create healthier, safer, and more prosperous communities for all. That last phrase, for all, is essential. Every last one of us on the staff and board is committed to making this vision a reality. After this election, […]

California Election Results: More Bike-Friendly Legislators and Local Transportation Taxes; Special Session Update

Locally around California, the news was almost uniformly good. Next year’s Legislature will look a little different and will probably be more amenable to our proposals, especially the transportation funding package in negotiations at this time. Thirteen of our sixteen endorsed candidates won election, including some key races that may tip the balance in the […]

2015 Voting Record Assembly

#BikeTheVote, California. Find your California representative here. We compiled the voting records from every state legislator on the legislation we supported and scored state lawmakers below. As a whole, the assembly scored about 82%. See how the Assembly scored here. Their scores are based on a 0-2 point system. 0=”No” vote, 1=No vote recorded, 2=”Aye” vote.

Los Angeles Chapter Leaders Practice Winning

Starting Friday night, October 14 and all day Saturday, about 16 leaders from the local chapters of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition attended our Winning Campaigns Training. It was an intensive but fun session practicing the elements of a winning campaign: how to set goals, get media attention, identify targets and win arguments with policy […]

Why Does the California Bicycle Coalition Care about Clean Freight?

The California Bicycle Coalition is the newest member of the California Cleaner Freight Coalition. CalBike’s mission is to enable more people to bicycle, for healthier, safer, and more prosperous communities for all. You may now be wondering, what does bicycling have to do with moving goods around our state? A lot of things, actually. Most […]

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Muralist Mona Caron Creates Art Bike for CalBike

San Francisco-based muralist Mona Caron, whose work graces walls across California and throughout the world, has designed a limited-edition custom art bike for the California Bicycle Coalition. Caron’s first mural, the famous Duboce Bikeway Mural, has adorned that bike path since 1998, when the bikeway was unveiled as the city’s first bike path closed to […]