Better Bikeways for All

California became the third state to endorse the NACTO Urban Streets Design Guide in a dramatic announcement in Oakland last Thursday. “We’re trying to change the mentality of our Department of Transportation,” emphasized Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. We congratulate Caltrans for taking this big leap forward in bikeway design. As in most states, California’s “highway […]

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Protected Bikeways Act Petition

  After you sign, join our social media flashmob set to go out May 8th, Bike to Work Day throughout most of the state by clicking “Facebook,” “Twitter,” or “Tumblr” under “support with” here. Get on the minute updates! Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Sign up for email updates

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National Bike Summit readies us for California Bike Advocacy Day

Though an unfortunate snow storm grounded planes and kept some delegates away, most of us managed to attend the Women’s Forum and Bike Summit which are part summit, part conference, part lobby day, and part reunion. As usual, I spent most of my time in the hallways in impromptu meetings instead of in the workshops of the summit. After decades of […]

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SSTI review of Caltrans scathing and hopeful

by Dave Snyder I just took advantage of a long plane trip to finish reading this long and thorough review of Caltrans written by the State Smart Transportation Initiative (SSTI). It’s surprising to see such stinging criticism of a state agency commissioned by another agency and it’s hopeful to see a roadmap for transformation of the […]

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Driving’s Down; Can Someone Tell the Government?

For the ninth year in a row, the average American is driving less, according to new data from the Federal Highway Administration. Can someone please let our legislators know? After a decade of stagnating driving levels, little has changed at the state level. State departments of transportation (the agencies responsible for spending tens of billions […]

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How NYC is Stifling the Critics

According to a new study, bicyclists are more law-abiding since the City revitalized its infrastructure with bikeways, bike sharing, and a commitment to Vision Zero. It seems that when bicyclists are respected by the City, they respect the City’s laws in kind. In New York and elsewhere, significant opposition to pro-bike initiatives has been justified with the perception that […]

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Why I’m Biking Climate Ride

Bicycling for me has always been about ideals. I  bike because I believe in the right to clean air, clean water, and clean transportation for all.  As an intern at CalBike, I’ve been working for this future. And now, I’m gearing up for Climate Ride, a four day cycling trek to propel the movement for […]

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ThreeFootCycling.com could be integral to enforcement of three-foot laws, and could help CalBike’s campaign.

On a vast desert highway outside of Las Vegas, Craig Davis wove his bike through the detritus that littered the shoulder of the highway. A truck quickly approached. The driver chose not to move over to the left lane and instead, narrowly passed Davis. The driver was breaking Nevada’s Three Foot law, a law that was […]

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City of L.A. Submits Application for the Green Lane Project

Read it on the LACBC website. On January 14th, the City of Los Angeles submitted its application for Round 2 of the Green Lane Project to receive technical assistance from the nation’s leading bikeway design experts, one of LACBC’s key asks in the cycletracks petition! Winners will be announced in March 2014. Thanks to all […]

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Serious Bicycle Safety in Austin

Austin, Texas is moving from education to enforcement for its Safe Passing Ordinance, and could serve as an example for California’s Three Feet for Safety Act. In 2009, Austin passed a Safe Passing Ordinance that requires motorists to give three feet when passing pedestrians, bicyclists, and construction workers, while large trucks and buses are required […]

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