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CA Environmental Groups Grade Legislators

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It’s scorecard season in California. Advocacy groups are giving grades to legislators based on how they voted on bills in the last year’s sessions, and releasing the scores just in time to influence next week’s election. The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) and the Sierra Club both scored legislators according to how they voted on environmental […]
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CalBike Looks Back at the Year in Progress for Bicycling in California

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Editor’s note: Here’s the California Bicycle Coalition’s (CalBike) post-session wrap-up of its efforts to promote bicycling through state legislation, authored by CalBike’s Ryan Price. It was originally posted on CalBike’s website. We edited it slightly for length. California is poised to become one of the most bike-innovative states in the nation. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) got […]
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Governor Brown Vetoes CA Bill to Increase Fines in School Zones

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California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed Senate Bill 1151, which would have raised fines for traffic violations in school zones. The legislation, authored by Senator Anthony Canella (R-Ceres), was co-sponsored by the Safe Routes to School National Coalition, transportation advocates TransForm, and the Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program. The bill was designed to reduce traffic violations near schools, […]
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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 to use a vehicle surcharge […]