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 oppose using greenhouse gas funding for more roads?
Based on their answers to the survey and the results of outreach to their own members across the state, CalBike chose to endorse nine candidates:
AD 37 – Monique Limon – Trustee, Santa Barbara USD
AD 40 – Abigail Medina – Trustee, San Bernardino USD
AD 43 – Laura Friedman – Councilmember, Glendale
AD 65 – Sharon Quirk-Silva – Former Mayor of Fullerton and Assemblymember
AD 66 – Al Muratsuchi – Former Assemblymember, Torrance, CA
AD 78 – Todd Gloria – Councilmember, San Diego
SD 9 – Nancy Skinner – Former Member, State Assembly
SD 25 – Katherine Perez-Estolano – Member, High-Speed Rail Board/Businesswoman, San Gabriel Valley
SD 35 – Steven Bradford – Former Assemblymember, author of “Three Feet for Safety Act”
SD 39 – Toni Atkins – Member, State Assembly, San Diego
Action Alert: Sign the Bike Rebate Petition
The California Bicycle Coalition, along with several coalition partners, presented a new idea to the California Air Resources Board (ARB). The ARB distributes funds for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program, which offers rebates for electric vehicles; we’re asking them to expand their rebate program to include the cleanest vehicle of all: the bicycle. Are you with us?
We are seeking the creation of a $10 million Bicycle Purchase Incentive Pilot Program. The program would rebate half of the cost of bikes that are commonly used for commuting, up to a maximum rebate of $500. Under the program, California would pay for half the cost of cargo bikes, electric bikes, folding bikes, bike share, and other utilitarian bicycles used for everyday transportation. This could be huge.
Find our letter to the California Air Resources Board and sign the petition by clicking this button:
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