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Governor Brown Signs Protected Bike Lane Bill, Car Fee for Bike Paths

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Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills on Saturday that will make it easier for California cities to build better bike infrastructure. The governor approved Assembly Bill 1193, which means protected bike lanes, or cycletracks, will become an official part of Caltrans’ guidelines on bike infrastructure. Brown also signed Senate Bill 1183, which will allow local governments […]

Technical Assistance Available for CA Active Transportation Program

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The guidelines for the second cycle of California’s Active Transportation Program, which funds projects that encourage bicycling and walking, are in their final stage of revision. Staff will present the guidelines to the California Transportation Commission for approval at the commission’s next meeting on March 25 and 26. The call for projects is expected to […]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

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It’s a full week. Let’s get right to it. Monday – It’s the last of the People St public information hearings. This one is at the Mar Vista Library at 6:30. Hey, that’s right by my house! Get the details, here. Tuesday – LongBeachize, along with a lot of our friends, is hosting a mayoral […]

Big Bike Meeting Today

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(Editor’s Note: This is the last in a five part series examining the five bike-related items on this Friday’s City Council Transportation Committee Agenda.  The first piece looked at the city’s bike sharing program, the second discussed the Bike Rider’s Bill of Rights, and Wednesday’s looked at bike licensing. Thursday we saw that the Bike […]
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New Bill Could Free CA Planners to Use More Innovative Bikeway Designs

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Physically protected bikeways have been implemented with great success in cities like New York, Chicago, and Washington, DC. But in California, where such facilities are still considered “experimental” by Caltrans, outdated state standards make it difficult for transportation planners to implement them. That could change under a state bill called AB 819, which would give […]