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No, Don’t Let Volkswagen Off the Hook

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Because Elon Musk, a guy with lots of money and some wacky ideas, added his name to a letter begging the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to be lenient in its dealings with VW, the media responded as if the idea had merit. The letter, signed by 45 people in the clean tech and investment […]

Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo: New Gold-Level Bicycle Friendly Cities

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Two California cities—Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo—have been newly designated as “gold-level” bicycle-friendly communities by the League of American Bicyclists. Two other California cities were added to the list as well, both earning a “bronze” level designation: Santa Rosa and Woodland. California now has 56 bicycle-friendly communities, the most of any state in the […]

CHP Finds a New Way to Blame the Bicycle Rider

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On Sunday, a car driver on the wrong side of a two-lane highway in rural Yolo county crashed head-on into a bicycle rider and killed him. What was the California Highway Patrol’s response? Blame the victim. The CHP says the driver of the car was just following the law, which requires a three-foot passing distance […]