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Best & Worst

CalBike’s Best and Worst of 2022

The past few years have been disappointing in so many ways (because, you know — pandemic, war, climate catastrophes). But 2022 had a lot of bright spots, and for active transportation in California, more highs than lows. And we think that momentum will carry us into even bigger and bolder achievements in 2023 (because we’re […]

California’s Big Bike Year: 2022 in Review

What can we say about 2022? We didn’t get everything we wanted, but thanks to advocacy from CalBike and our supporters and allies, it was a fantastic year for biking and walking in California. Here’s a short stroll down victory lane. More money for biking and walking California shows its values where it spends its […]

bike the vote

Bike Champions 2022 Elections Recap

CalBike endorsed 11 candidates for the California State Senate and Assembly, and the results are finally in: Eight won their races, and three lost, including two very close matches. The four incumbents we endorsed, all bike champions, won. And we’re happy to see four new faces in Sacramento who will be great supporters of active […]

Bicycle Advocacy Projects Young People Can Do to Get People Riding in 2023

Growing recognition of bicycling as an effective carbon-free transportation option has led more youth to get involved beyond just hopping on and riding. Bicycle advocacy can be a terrific basis for a community project for school, or just for fun.  We’ve put together some projects that serve as a good entry point to bicycle advocacy […]

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San Francisco Voters Lead Surge in Car-Free California Streets

Photo courtesy of Kid Safe SF. The Slow Streets movement, spawned during the lockdown phase of the pandemic, has largely faded as communities remove barriers and erase safe spaces. But the experience of streets centered on community and placemaking seems to have given a boost to the movement for car-free spaces. Bike activists, including CalBike […]

Girl with father under BART tracks Ohlone Greenway Bikeway

Announcing the California Mobility Fund

CalBike is pleased to make it official: our tax-deductible arm, the California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund, has now become the California Mobility Fund. It took a while for the paperwork to be finalized, but we’re thrilled to dive into the new opportunities that will open for our rebranded, tax-deductible sister organization. The new name will […]

Normandie & Hollywood

Leading Pedestrian Interval Puts People Walking First

A leading pedestrian interval (LPI) gives pedestrians a 3- to 7-second head start on a walk signal before the parallel car traffic is given a green light. This simple, low-cost adjustment has been demonstrated to lower pedestrian-on-vehicle crashes by 13%. In 2022, CalBike advocated for a measure that will expand the use of LPIs (the […]

San Francisco Critical Mass

How Critical Mass Helped Create a Mass Movement to Take Back Our Streets

If you’ve ever been to a protest march, you’ve probably heard people chanting, “Whose streets? Our streets!” But those moments of collective action to take streets back from cars are, at least in the U.S., usually fleeting. The exception: Critical Mass. The monthly bike ride, which has taken place on the last Friday in San […]


CARB Electric Bicycle Incentives Project Work Group Report Back: September 28, 2022

On September 28, 2022, the California Air Resources Board held a follow-up meeting of the Electric Bicycle Incentives Project work group to continue the discussion from the August meeting on the pilot of the statewide e-bike voucher program, which will launch in 2023. Participants weighed in on what types of e-bikes should qualify, how to distribute […]

Catherine Blakespear

CalBike Endorsement: Vote for Catherine Blakespear for Senate District 38 by November 8th

Catherine Blakespear has been a steadfast champion of bicycle infrastructure and safe streets as Mayor of Encinitas. She’s an excellent choice for Senate District 38, which encompasses Northern San Diego County and Southern Orange County.  Blakespear has demonstrated her commitment to bold climate action by tackling some of her region’s largest sources of emissions: transportation, […]

Tasha Boerner Horvath

CalBike Endorsement: Vote for Tasha Boerner Horvath for Assembly District 77 by November 8

Tasha Boerner Horvath has proved herself a strong ally to active transportation in the Assembly. She runs this year in a redrawn district, placing her in AD 77 instead of 76. CalBike endorses her for Assembly District 77. Boerner Horvath understands the serious climate change impacts on her San Diego County district. As an Encinitas City […]

Steve Bennett

CalBike Endorsement: Vote for Steve Bennett for Assembly District 37 by November 8

CalBike is pleased to endorse Steve Bennett for District 37 assemblymember in the November 2022 elections. Steve Bennett’s platform reads like a bicycle advocate’s dream. He understands the importance of bicycling as a component of sustainable transportation and a socially just society. We endorsed him two years ago, and his record in the Assembly has […]