Here are the stories from our quarterly e-newsletters. All special announcements and all newsletter articles are available here when they are new, and will remain in the Archive section for future reference.
We asked you to reach out to Governor Brown and urge him to ensure balanced cuts, so that not everything comes out of bike and pedestrian budgets. Well, members of Napa Bike, and bicyclists across the state, said "enough is enough!" and lawmakers listened!
On July 5th, we alerted you that the Federal Highway Administration informed state Departments of Transportation of another round of rescission of funds, this time totaling $2.5 billion, with California's share being $238 million. You helped put a stop to it!
Now, funding for bicycling and pedestrian improvements will be preserved as California prepares to give back a portion of unspent federal transportation funding in an annual process known as the "rescission."
Thanks to those of you who sent messages of support, our lobbyist in Sacramento, the California Bicycle Coalition (CBC), had the clout to persuade the California Transportation Commission to keep money from the federal "Transportation Enhancements" or TE funding category, which pays for bicycling and pedestrian improvements, off the table.
It's good to know that when we share our opinions on important issues with our elected officials that it does help and is worth our time.
Press release dated May 23, 2011. Rabobank sponsors Napa Bike.
Here's our first press release dated March 15, 2011. We're announcing the launch of our new site.
The Archive will hold all articles of past newsletters.