State Capitol Updates
CalBike Summit Preview: Complete Streets with Senator Scott Wiener
Register for the Bike Summit soon - but first, here's a preview session
New Bills Want to Regulate, Restrict E-bike Riding
Training is important, but requiring a license to ride a e-bike would have other negative consequences.
Attempt to Undermine VMT Rules Becomes a Bill to Study Their Use Instead
The California Environmental Quality Act added Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) as a way to measure transportation impacts, and sprawl supporters are unhappy about it.
Governor Newsom’s “Climate Commitment” Does Not Include Active Transportation
The state is committed to climate investments, but one of its best climate programs - the ATP - is apparently dispensable
Senate Transportation Committee Recap: Transit Consolidation Bill Pulled
Also, a bill from Senator Blakespear to reduce delays for building safer bike lanes along the California coast returns
CalBike’s 2023 Legislative Recap: Big Wins for Active Transportation
Six bills signed; two to keep an eye on; two vetoes; four bills for next year; and six that didn't make it.
Commentary: Daylighting Is Now the Law. But it’s up to Cities to Make it Work
A.B. 413 will, in theory, make it illegal in California to park “within twenty feet of the vehicle approach side of any marked or unmarked crosswalk or within fifteen feet of any crosswalk where a curb extension is present.”
Legislative Update: Governor Is Powering Through Bills
Decriminalizing fare evasion and sidewalk riding bills killed; Transparency and climate accountability bills signed; More to come
All Kinds of Safety and Sustainability Bills Made it to the Governor’s Desk
And some have been held for next year