#DamienTalks 24: Ryan Price and CalBike’s Legislative Report Cards
Today #DamienTalks with Ryan Price, Campaigns Director for California Bicycle Coalition (CalBike), about CalBike’s recently released legislative report card.
Look up how your legislator did, here. Don’t know who represents you in Sacramento? Click here. For more information on CalBike, visit CalBike.org.
In addition to scoring the candidates, CalBike produced some meme-friendly pictures with every legislator’s score. In the interview we cover a couple of topics:
- Why there appears to be a partisan divide on scoring, despite the reality that bicycling-friendly legislation seems to be gaining bi-partisan support.
- CalBike’s goals for the current “special session” on transportation going on right now.
- And last, what to do if your legislator’s meme-picture is a boring headshot instead of a cool bikeshot.
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1 thought on #DamienTalks 24: Ryan Price and CalBike’s Legislative Report Cards
Great interview! There’s some really really exciting and indeed potentially game-changing stuff on the horizon. CalBike keeps hitting all the right notes in terms of mainstreaming biking throughout California through radically better infrastructure and funding.
Hopefully the upcoming:
1) Caltrans guide on protected bikeways (hopefully *with* references to the Dutch best-practice CROW manual, as CalBike is rightly pushing for)
2) as well as the upcoming statewide Bike and Ped Master Plan
3) in addition to increased funding and requirements to build protected infrastructure in high-traffic areas as Ryan Price mentions will form a synergistic triple-whammy:
Side note: I wasn’t able to go to the Summit but would love to see the vid of Tamika Butler’s keynote speech if it was recorded and put up anywhere.
Keep up the good work, CalBike!
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