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Early Committee Approval for a Few Bike Bills

Bills to allow Marin County to pass an age and helmet restriction on Class 2 e-bikes, prohibit ATP funds from being used on useless Class III bikeways; and make it permanently illegal to charge bike riders and pedestrians tolls on bridges.

April 9, 2024

CalBike Summit Preview: Complete Streets with Senator Scott Wiener

Register for the Bike Summit soon - but first, here's a preview session

February 29, 2024

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.

January 16, 2024

Bill to Consolidate all Bay Area Transit Agencies?

Seamless Bay Area, chief advocacy group for transit rationalization and coordination, has pushed for a regional network manager, an umbrella organization, to make transit appear unified and "seamless" for users. A new bill seemingly aims to take that a step further and fully consolidate the 27 transit agencies. Seamless Bay Area gives its take.

January 9, 2024

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.

October 18, 2023

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.”

October 13, 2023

CA Legislature Passes Speed Camera Bill

Now it's up to Governor Newsom to sign it

September 13, 2023

Senator Portantino’s Bike Conversion Is Paying Off for All

The legislation Portantino has written and championed since his recent conversion reflect what he's learned about safety and priorities on the streets.

September 7, 2023