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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Seeking a State Policy Director

The California Bicycle Coalition, a statewide advocacy association dedicated to enabling more people to bicycle in California, is seeking a new team member to lead our Sacramento-based policy initiatives. About the Position Reporting to the Executive Director, the Policy Director will lead the development and implementation of our policy agenda, including new legislation and changes […]

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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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Best of 2014 – Ideas

IDEAS BEST ENGAGEMENT OF A FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVE Fact-Finding Tour of Davis. Napa Bike organized a fact-finding tour of Davis, CA during Bike Month last May for Napa County’s elected officials. With their Congressperson Mike Thompson as tour leader, they attracted their State Senator Lois Wolk, State Assemblymember Mariko Yamada, 3 of Napa’s 5 Supervisors, 4 […]

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Best of 2014 – Decisions

DECISIONS BEST CALTRANS DISTRICT DECISION Road Diet in Redding, Caltrans District 2. This Caltrans asphalt and painting project gave downtown Redding so much more than a smooth street when they approved a reduction in mixed traffic lanes from three to two and added bike lanes and a door zone buffer. What was an aging urban […]

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Best of 2014 – Leaders

LEADERS BEST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TRANSITION A three way tie: Marin County Bicycle Coalition, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, and Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. We love all our affiliates, so this award is shared. The Marin County Bicycle Coalition hired Jim Elias to steer the organization in a new direction that includes mountain biking advocacy. Elias […]

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