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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 announces 2016 primary endorsements

The California Bicycle Coalition issued their endorsements this week in the state’s Assembly and Senate races. The advocacy organization asked each candidate how much they support bicycling. How much do they ride? Do they support more funding for bicycle infrastructure? Do they support a “complete streets” requirement that all road maintenance take bicycle safety into account? Do they […]

2016 State Candidate Survey

The following survey was mailed to every candidate for Assembly or Senate. To see their responses, view this online spreadsheet. Do you ride a bicycle in your district and/or in Sacramento? If yes, for what purpose(s) and how often? How do you most commonly commute to work? If no, what would inspire you, and the 60{850a63fa8a72bae4d6bfa3f1eda9f619cddace10f9053ede128e2914f9ca5a15} of people […]

CalBike’s 2016 Legislation

Your California Bicycle Coalition has a packed legislative portfolio for 2016!   We are excited to be working with bicycling champion Assemblymember Richard Bloom on two important bills: (1) to preserve funding in the Active Transportation Program for planning grants and education and encouragement programs in disadvantaged communities, in response to declining funding for these […]

Bikeway Design Best Practices

We recommend the following guides and manuals to any engineer or planner in California. Each one provides valuable advice on bikeway and roadway designs that are approved for any road in the state. NACTO’s Urban Street Design Guide and Urban Bikeway Design Guide. Published by the National Association of City Transportation Officials, these guides have the same authority in California as the […]

City DOT leaders - can they pave the way to a greener future?

CalBike Awards 2015

Happy New Year! We’re already going full steam on our 2016 Legislative Agenda but wanted to take some time to recognize all the accomplishments (and some disappointments) from last year. INFRASTRUCTURE: Best New Bike Project: Harbor Drive Protected Bike Lanes, Redondo Beach, California This city of about 70,000 in southwest Los Angeles County built the prettiest and […]

A Short History of California’s First Freeway

This month in history: on January 4th, 1940, California’s first urban freeway opened. The Arroyo Seco Parkway, which is a part of the US 101 through Pasadena, has some interesting history. Its right-of-way was originally purchased in the late 1890s for what, we think you’ll agree, was a much more interesting idea. The California Cycleway […]

Governor Brown’s Budget Disappoints Us

Governor Brown’s proposed budget, released on Thursday, once again supports the status quo of increased car travel. Despite a $16.2 billion transportation budget including $3 billion in new revenue, his top priorities are repairing potholes and bridges and “improving trade corridors,” which broadly translates to expanding freeways on the most congested priority truck routes. No […]

A Letter Regarding our Theme — Equity in Motion

I’m excited you’re coming to the California Bicycle Summit. Focused on our summit’s theme, Equity in Motion, this is the fifth in our series of updates to help you prepare for the summit. Equity is a defining issue of our time. Despite growing wealth for some of us Californians, most of us struggle to meet daily […]

Marin Museum of Bicycling Opens

The Marin Museum of Bicycling, a new  bicycle history museum and cultural center in Fairfax, California, held their grand opening on Saturday, June 6. The museum is also the new home of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, which has been located in Crested Butte, Colorado since 1988. Your California Bicycle Coalition’s own Dave Snyder […]

Bike Advocacy Day report

Jenny Shu, George Schnakenberg, State Senator Mark DeSaulnier and Bike East Bay’s Dave Campbell meet to discuss the importance of biking in DeSaulnier’s office on May 21. Bike Advocacy Day report Seventy-three people converged on Sacramento on Wednesday May 21 for California Bike Advocacy Day. We met with 63 legislative offices and staff from Caltrans […]

ATP Cycle 2 Aims to Fund New Bikeways Statewide

The California Transportation Commission will award grants to 113 of the 617 projects that applied for funding from the second round of the state Active Transportation Program, or $215 million for projects that requested more than $1 billion. This significant unmet need demonstrates why your California Bicycle Coalition continues to push for more funding to […]