Tribute to Deb Hubsmith

We are taking a moment to mourn the passing of one of our movement’s great leaders, Deb Hubsmith, who died peacefully on Tuesday of acute myeloid leukemia. She left us too soon. The loss of her energy and wisdom and leadership is a terrible one to endure. We shall also take a moment to celebrate […]

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Caltrans Protected Bikeway Guidelines Still a Mystery

Our big 2014 victory requiring Caltrans to develop standards for protected bikeways should yield fruit by January 2016, when those guidelines are due. But will that fruit be sweet? Your California Bicycle Coalition is playing watchdog to ensure that the standards translate into great protected bike lanes.  The guidelines should: specify a preferred dimension that […]

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16 Days to Win Bikeway Funding

The legislative session is in the home stretch: all bills must be passed and headed to the Governor for signature by September 11. Members also hope to wrap up two key negotiations that could mean a big increase in funding for bikeways: the first is the “extraordinary session” currently underway to consider a proposed $4 […]

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Tribute to Andy Clarke

We wanted to take a moment to applaud Andy Clarke after his announcement last month that he is moving on from his role as chief executive of the League of American Bicyclists. A leader in American bicycle advocacy for decades, he was effective as an agent embedded in the Federal Highway Administration and as an […]

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“Extraordinary Session” Update: New Fees and Taxes Should Include Bikeways

The Legislature has been out on summer recess for the past three weeks, but your California Bicycle Coalition has still been active in the Capitol, meeting with staff and developing a proposal to fund California’s bikeways as part of a major new transportation funding package. Before the legislative break, Governor Brown called an “extraordinary session” […]

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Big Win for Bike Funding in Washington State

Thanks to a grassroots effort led by Washington Bikes, the Washington State Legislature recently approved a transportation funding package that includes a big increase in funding for bikeways. The package would mean a long-term investment of roughly half a billion dollars in state and federal funds in bicycling and walking. It would fund dedicated bicycling, […]

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The 5-Day California Dream Ride Raises Funds and Awareness for Creating Connected “Bikeway Networks” Across California

For Immediate Release – July 18, 2015 Contact Melissa Balmer – Media Director/California Bicycle Coalition T. (562) 612-0197 C. (562) 221-9672 Email: melissa@calbike.org Re: The 5-Day California Dream Ride Raises Funds and Awareness for Creating Connected “Bikeway Networks” Across California ——————————————————————————————————- Sacramento CA – The California Dream Ride will offer cyclists a unique vacation and […]

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Legislation Update 7.14.15

Remember: you can always get up-to-the-minute updates at calbike.org/legislation. Budget As you may have heard, our proposed $25 million increase in the Active Transportation Program, California’s primary funding source for biking and walking, was shelved for now, while lawmakers debate infrastructure spending in an “Extraordinary Session.” This means that we will have to defend our […]

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Bring a Delegation to the 2015 California Bicycle Summit

CalBike does not “doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.” Hoping to attract such groups to the California Bicycle Summit to develop their social change skills, the California Bicycle Coalition is offering scholarships for delegations of advocates — groups of 4 to 10 local leaders who wish to work […]

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Call for Proposals for This October’s California Bicycle Summit in San Diego

For Immediate Release – July 6, 2015 From: Melissa Balmer Media Director – California Bicycle Coalition Email: Melissa@calbike.org T. 562.612.0197 C. 562.221.9672 Re: The California Bicycle Coalition Calls for Proposals for This October’s California Bicycle Summit in San Diego ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Sacramento CA July 2, 2015 – The California Bicycle Coalition is very pleased to request […]

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