Media Alert & Invite – Free Electric Bike Expo 2/26-27 at Liberty Station Offers Consumers the Opportunity to Test Out New Bikes that Could Transform Urban Transportation

For Immediate Release – February 2, 2015 From: Melissa Balmer – Media Director California Bicycle Coalition Melissa@CalBikel.org Cell (562) 221-9672 Re: Media Alert & Invite – Free Electric Bike Expo 2/26-27 at Liberty Station Offers Consumers the Opportunity to Test Out New Bikes that Could Transform Urban Transportation For the media:  Find a 30 second […]

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CalBike Awards 2015

Happy New Year! We’re already going full steam on our 2016 Legislative Agenda but wanted to take some time to recognize all the accomplishments (and some disappointments) from last year. INFRASTRUCTURE: Best New Bike Project: Harbor Drive Protected Bike Lanes, Redondo Beach, California This city of about 70,000 in southwest Los Angeles County built the prettiest and […]

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A Short History of California’s First Freeway

This month in history: on January 4th, 1940, California’s first urban freeway opened. The Arroyo Seco Parkway, which is a part of the US 101 through Pasadena, has some interesting history. Its right-of-way was originally purchased in the late 1890s for what, we think you’ll agree, was a much more interesting idea. The California Cycleway […]

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Governor Brown’s Budget Disappoints Us

Governor Brown’s proposed budget, released on Thursday, once again supports the status quo of increased car travel. Despite a $16.2 billion transportation budget including $3 billion in new revenue, his top priorities are repairing potholes and bridges and “improving trade corridors,” which broadly translates to expanding freeways on the most congested priority truck routes. No […]

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POST-PARIS, GOVERNOR’S TRANSPORTATION BUDGET STALLS ON CLIMATE CHANGE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 7, 2016 Contact: Chanell Fletcher, Senior California Policy Manager, Safe Routes to School National Partnership chanell@saferoutespartnership.org, 510-695-1009 Jeanie Ward-Waller, Policy Director, California Bicycle Coalition jeanie@calbike.org, 401-241-8559 POST-PARIS, GOVERNOR’S TRANSPORTATION BUDGET STALLS ON CLIMATE CHANGE Last month, the Governor attended key climate talks in Paris where he touted California’s success to reduce greenhouse […]

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Budget Questions

Today, January 7th at 10am, Governor Jerry Brown will present the first proposal for the California Budget. Included in it is the transportation budget, which is currently massively underfunded. Going into the press conference, we, the California Bicycle Coalition, have six questions for the Governor’s office based on our conversations with officials and previous proposals: […]

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Board Approves 2016 Legislative Agenda

At its November meeting, the CalBike Board of Directors approved the organization’s 2016 legislative agenda. Recognizing the need to be prepared for unanticipated opportunities — or threats — presented by California Legislature, this agenda is not the final and exclusive agenda for CalBike. It does set the priorities and provide direction for CalBike’s staff, setting an ambitious […]

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2015 Year in Review

2015 Year in Review We had a great 2015 — help us carry the momentum into 2016. Support the California Bicycle Coalition today! Stronger Voices for Bikeways to Everywhere—for Everyone Bicyclists and our allies stepped up in 2015 to strengthen the voice of bicycling in California, growing the California Bicycle Coalition from a staff of […]

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Let’s Stop Blaming Our Children

For many of us, this time of year affords a chance to spend more time with the little people in our lives—our own children, nieces or nephews, cousins, grandchildren. Maybe it’s just me, but at this time of year I find myself especially cherishing my kids’ innocence, and am reminded how much I care that […]

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SF Bike Yield Action

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