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California may take gas tax

While the U.S. Federal Government contemplates supplementing the Highway Trust Fund from the general fund, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proposes raiding the state gas tax to pay into the general state budget. This move would take $750 million from local transportation budgets statewide each year. For cities that rely heavily on state funds to repair read more »

California bicycle legislation update Spring 2015

There are currently nearly 40 bills pending in the California Assembly related to bicycles and related transportation issues. Here are some important recent updates.

California bicycle legislation 2015

This page tracks 2015 legislation in the California Assembly related to bicycles and other transportation issues.

Happy Halloween: Bay Area mayhem, death & destruction

Do you remember that poor 12 year old kid who was right hooked by a Lincoln Navigator at his school driveway in Byron, California? Bike lawyer Bob Mionske writes about him and compares the response of local authorities here vs what they do in the Netherlands. When the driver says, “I didn’t see the cyclist,” read more »

The Fourth Power Rule

Discussion about fees and taxes for bicycles so that we cyclists “pay our fair share” often turn to mentions of the “Fourth Power Rule.” What is this mysterious Fourth Power Rule?

What does a 250 watt bicycle motor mean?

Electric bicycles are rated in terms of the power rating of their motors. But what does it mean to have a “250 watt” motor on your bike?”