Submit a proposal for the 2015 California Bicycle Summit

We are accepting proposals for presentations at the 2015 California Bicycle Summit in San Diego October 25-28.  Please consider sharing your expertise, insights, and perspective with the hundreds of participants all working in diverse ways to enable more people to bicycle in California. We welcome ideas for panel presentations, plenary speeches, poster presentations, or short […]

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Caltrans Second Quarter Mile Marker

In Caltrans’ latest quarterly report, the Mile Marker we see signs that Caltrans’ work to make California’s transportation system more sustainable and livable, and to encourage bicycling, may slowly be coming to fruition. It’s inspiring that the front page of the Mile Marker not only features people riding bikes, but they were sure to include […]

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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 […]

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Budget Decision on Funding California’s Bikeways Delayed

Your California Bicycle Coalition and our allies won a battle in our campaign to fund California’s bikeways when the Assembly included in its budget proposal our suggested $25 million boost to the Active Transportation Program, the primary source of bikeway funding. We hoped to report a complete victory this week, since the deadline for adopting […]

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Bike-partisanship in Sacramento?

One of the mysteries of modern bicycle advocacy in the United States is the partisan divide about promoting bicycling. Bicycling is good for our economy and our nation’s energy independence. It does not require big government; to the contrary, bicycling investments are the most cost-effective. Yet, in many American legislatures, Democrats are pro-bike while Republicans […]

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CalBike is Winning – Join as a Member

Our 2015 bills to enable more people to bicycle in California are, frankly, kicking ass. We can only keep winning with the support of our members.  Our Assembly Bill 902, authored by Asm. David Chiu and Asm. Richard Bloom, proposes a simple yet powerful change to ensure that “diversion programs” (bicycle education classes for a […]

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ATP Funding Update – Assembly Proposes Additional $25 million

On May 19, we reported on our dismay at the governor’s proposed budget ignoring the critical need to increase funding to the Active Transportation Program. In response to this lack of new dedicated funding for bicycling and walking in the proposed budget—and thanks to the push you gave them by calling and signing our petition […]

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New Better Bikeway Designs Due by December

About 70 people gathered in Sacramento last week to advise Caltrans on design standards for protected bike lanes. Caltrans held the summit to fulfill a requirement of the Protected Bikeways Act of 2014 that it establish standards for cycle tracks by the end of 2015. The Protected Bikeways Act, sponsored by your California Bicycle Coalition, […]

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California Dream Ride

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Action Alert – Call your legislators NOW for more ATP funding

The state Active Transportation Program (ATP) is the funding source for creating safe streets, sidewalks, and trails so that Californians can bicycle or walk to wherever they want to go. Local demand for ATP funding far outpaces the amount allocated in the budget, and many communities lack safe routes for biking and walking. On May […]

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