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The California bike lobby

Sue Lempert, former mayor of San Mateo, California, explains how cycling advocates got to have a voice in California politics. They may not have an expensive office on K street in Sacramento and they are not known for their generous campaign contributions, but the bicycle lobby is one of the best organized and most effective read more »

Legislation: Vulnerable user law for California

Among the plethora of bills introduced in the California legislature last week was AB 2398, a propose Vulnerable User Law introduced by Assembly member Marc Levine (D-San Rafael).

San Jose bike train ride report

A group of five avid bike commuters had a great time launching San Jose Bike Train this morning.

Two new bike bills in the California legislature

Through the process known as “gut and amend,” two new bills that may affect cycling in the Golden State are on the legislative agenda for 2013.

Petition for three feet in California

Two years in a row, Alan Lowenthal of Long Beach introduced a safe passing bill to the California legislature. Two years in a row, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the bill in spite of heavy lobbying by California cyclists. Lowenthal has since moved on to the U.S. Congress, and nobody has yet taken up his safe-passing read more »

Bike Summit Update

Who am I? My name is Jessica Thompson, and I’m a Project Planner for the League of Illinois Bicyclists (LIB). (Shameless plug–click here to become a member!) Thanks to our generous Executive Director Ed Barsotti, I am have been in DC since yesterday, learning about bicycle-related policy. Tomorrow I will ask for it (5+ times!) read more »