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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No Toll on Golden Gate Bridge

  The California Bicycle Coalition is working with Assemblymember Phil Ting to ensure that The Golden Gate Bridge District never imposes access tolls on bicyclists and pedestrians. Not only must Golden Gate Bridge officials encourage more bicycling and walking for the health, safety and prosperity of the area, but tolls on bikers and walkers are unprecedented. […]

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Specialty License Plate Action Alert

The California Bicycle Coalition is pursuing a bicycle-oriented special interest license plate program for motor vehicles in California. License plate programs can make millions of dollars for programs that can help get thousands more people to ride bikes in many states around the country, but we haven’t tried to win one in California yet. We need […]

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Broad coalition demands increase to Active Transportation Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2015 Contact: Melissa Balmer – Media Director/California Bicycle Coalition Tel. 562-221-9672 Email: Melissa@calbike.org Re: 120 Organizations encourage State to increase funding for cost saving/health saving walking and biking projects for safer streets and healthier neighborhoods ——————————————————————————————— Sacramento, CA – As the costs of car ownership, traffic congestion and chronic diseases—exacerbated […]

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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 get bicycle riders to have the option to take a bicycle education class when ticketed […]

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