Incline Bicycle Company for sale

This bicycle business was donated to the California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund, which is selling it to the highest bidder. Its inventory, trademarks, brochures, website, URLs, etc. are all for sale. This is the first high-quality shaft-drive bicycle company in the U.S. About 75 new, boxed bikes remain in a west coast warehouse. Bikes are Taiwan-built […]

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National Bike Summit 2015 Report

With Republicans in charge as Congress considers the next six years of federal transportation funding, this year’s National Bike Summit and Women’s Forum took on a new urgency. From Tuesday to Thursday last week, approximately 50 delegates from California met to share best practices in bicycle advocacy, emphasizing the importance of equity and inclusion, and […]

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Improving Bike Education

Everyone agrees: enabling more education programs is a vital method to enable more people to ride bikes, to know the rules of the road, and to feel more confident riding a bike. Many local police departments and organizations have attempted to implement education programs by diverting bicycle riders who receive a traffic ticket to a […]

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Oakland Better Bikeways Party

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California’s Safety Priorities Improving

California’s traffic safety priorities are steered by the Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP), a federally-required document being updated by Caltrans this year. The draft new plan is available for review and it’s a great improvement over the previous version, thanks to the involvement of your California Bicycle Coalition and our allies. The SHSP could direct […]

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SB 192 Quickfacts

SB 192, the Proposed Helmet Mandate, Would Have a Negative Impact on Safety The California Bicycle Coalition does not believe that mandating helmets for adults is an effective approach to making our streets safer for bicycling or protecting people who bike. We have looked at the evidence, and concluded that a mandate would actually make […]

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Stop the Mandatory Helmet Law

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Governor Brown’s Proposed Budget A Step Backward

While touting the importance of active transportation in his budget narrative, Governor Brown’s budget reduces active transportation funding by $14 million. Meanwhile, funding for other transportation purposes is up by $200 million, with high-speed rail and electric cars each receiving more funding than active transportation. When the Active Transportation Program was established in 2013, Transportation […]

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Cross-Country Route Severed in California Take Action to Fix It!

Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles is one of this country’s most historic routes and a fantastic bike ride, until you get to California. There, just outside of Needles, you could be forced to stop. Historic Route 66 is falling apart and subject to flooding. It’s currently closed. The only alternative — Interstate 40 […]

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All of the Best of 2014

With the governor’s signature on the Protected Bikeways Act and the implementation of the Three Feet for Safety Act, this was a year for big victories in Sacramento. But across the state, hundreds of local victories also added up to big changes — and made California more bicycle-friendly for all of us. We are excited […]

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