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Road Feels Unsafe? Prove It!

Instead of proactively asserting a right for people to walk and roll safely and conveniently outside of a vehicle, the standards used to determine when and where to put safety infrastructure require people to either risk their bodies or experience harm before any paint or concrete are poured.

October 11, 2023

California Spends Too Little on Environmentally Friendly Transportation Options

A new analysis from the Natural Resources Defense Council found that California allocates less than twenty percent of available transportation funding to low-carbon modes - despite climate and livability goals to increase walking, biking, and transit as modes of choice. At the same time, the state is still investing in highway expansion.

October 5, 2023

‘Transbay the Hard Way’ Ride Underscores Lack of Bike Lane on Oakland Bay Bridge

It's still illegal to ride a bike between Treasure Island and downtown San Francisco on a bridge with ten lanes for motorists. But do tell us again how cyclists are privileged.

September 6, 2023

Why Young People of Color Must Be At the Forefront of the Mobility Justice Movement

"We don't just want our young people to be the peer-to-peer educators; we want them to be key stakeholders in building safe and sustainable and equitable transportation systems throughout our all of our cities."

August 22, 2023

How Four Black Advocates Are Charting a Path to a More Inclusive Bike Community

Streetsblog talked to four Black bike advocates in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and the Twin Cities to get a snapshot of how they're fighting to overcome challenges and expand the vision for what a Black cycling community could look like.

August 17, 2023

How to Advocate For Transit and Bike Improvements From Inside a Government Agency

"As agency staff or an outside consultant, your hands might be officially tied…but you can still kick."

August 4, 2023

California Bicycle Coalition Chooses New Director

Ramsey comes to the organization with professional experience managing active transportation projects and complete streets plans and corridor studies

August 2, 2023

How Sacramento’s Massive Bike Valet Program Is Fueling (and Funding) Its Cycling Movement

A Sacramento bike advocacy org is using bike valet service to steady the books while getting butts out of cars.

July 28, 2023

Advocates Urge Metro to Fix Botched Regional Connector Bike/Walk Facilities

Advocacy groups urge Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins and Metro Board Chair Mayor Karen Bass to "to move expediently to complete these required and promised pedestrian and bicycle improvements in the next three months"

July 27, 2023