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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Governor’s May revised budget ignores Active Transportation Program

On May 14 (Bike to Work Day in LA and the Bay Area), the Governor released his “May revise” budget proposal, and despite over $1 billion in new available revenues, we were disappointed that the Active Transportation Program (ATP) did not see an increase in funding. Earlier this spring, 120 organizations statewide called for an […]

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Bike to Work Throughout California

Here were some of our favorites Tweets from #BikeToWorkDay2015: SFMTA says it’s just getting started on protected bike lanes http://t.co/2m9NEbgfNt #BiketoWorkDay2015 @sfbike pic.twitter.com/9rLAMgU8sY — Streetsblog SF (@StreetsblogSF) May 15, 2015 Sometimes cities surprise you at how much they are working to promote bicycling (If only they had state funding). A windy but wonderful #biketoworkday2015 in […]

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Campaign Update: Bicycle-Themed Specialty License Plate Program

We still need about 1,100 people to fill out our license plate campaign survey, but we wanted to take a few minutes to answer some recurring questions: Is that really what the specialty bicycle-themed plate will actually look like? No. This is not the final design, or even a proposal for the design. The final […]

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Bike Month 2015

Happy Bike Month!   Bike Month is off to a great start with events all over the state this week. It’s Bike to School Week in Chico. May 7th is Bike to Work Day in Santa Cruz. Orange County is having a Rally on May 7th as well. And in SLO County, you can park your bike […]

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Legislative Report – Busy Two Weeks at the Capitol

An imminent legislative deadline sparked a flurry of activity in the Capitol last week — good timing for California Bicycle Advocacy Day! In addition to the bills reported above, legislators took action on a number of bills important to bicycling in California. Your California Bicycle Coalition is working to support, oppose and amend bills touching […]

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Caltrans’ call for class IV survey responses

—–Original Message—– From: Craggs, Timothy L@DOT Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:33 PM Subject: Class IV Bikeway Summit Survey – PLEASE FORWARD to external transportation partners and stakeholders; RESPONSES REQUESTED by C.O.B. on Monday April 27, 2015 Importance: High The Protected Bikeways Act of 2014 (Assembly Bill 1193 – Ting, Chapter 495) requires the California […]

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Discover the Opportunity of Electric Bikes During Bike Advocacy Day at the Capitol Mall Wed April 29th

For Immediate Release – Thurs April 23, 2015 Contact Melissa Balmer – Media Director/California Bicycle Coalition (562)612-0197 C. (562)221-9672 Email: melissa@calbike.org Re: Media Alert & Invite – Discover the Opportunity of Electric Bikes During Bike Advocacy Day at the Capitol Mall Wed April 29th ——————————————————————————————————- Sacramento CA – the California Bicycle Coalition invites the media, […]

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Caltrans sets familiar-sounding goal to triple bicycling by 2020

Last week, Caltrans released a new Strategic Management Plan to chart the course of the Department’s work for the next 5 years. The Plan outlines five cross-cutting goals and dozens of strategic objectives that Caltrans aims to achieve by 2020, under categories that range from ‘safety and health’ to ‘sustainability, livability, and economy’. There are […]

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Senator Liu pulls helmet mandate

Today, Senator Carol Liu pulled the helmet mandate from her bill. Helmet mandates don’t make streets safer. They discourage people from riding, and they are enforced inequitably. Your California Bicycle Coalition asked her to pull the bill, and thousands of people from across California chimed in on our petition. Senator Liu heard nearly unanimous opposition […]

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