#DamienTalks 31 – CalBike’s Jeanie Ward-Waller and a Proposal to Create Bike Rebates
Today, #DamienTalks with Jeanie Ward-Waller, the Streetsie Award-Winning activist with CalBike about a proposal to provide rebates for people purchasing bicycles for their commutes. The Air Resources Board already provides rebates to those purchasing hybrid, low-emission and zero-emission vehicles. So why not provide the same benefit to those purchasing bicycles — the ultimate zero-emission vehicle?
CalBike presented its proposal to ARB earlier this year, and Ward-Waller reports that discussions with staff have been positive. Ultimately, however, the decision will be made by the Governor-appointed Board and there are many chances to get involved.
First, if the ARB is coming to your town for a public hearing, go to the meeting and let them know how you feel. Also, you can write to them via this action alert at the Fix California Roads website.