Bicycle Awareness Program
This page last reviewed November 29, 2010
Bicycling is important to the health of Californians -- and not just those doing the cycling. Statewide, about seven tons per day of smog-forming gases and almost a ton of inhalable particles are spared from the air we breathe due to use of bicycles rather than motor vehicles. People choosing to pedal rather than drive usually replace short automobile trips that are disproportionately high in pollutant emissions. The ARB is attempting to increase public awareness of this alternative mode of transportation.
Improving California Air Quality Through Increased Bicycling: A Fact Sheet
California Bike Summit brochure (PDF -- 205 KB): Presents the outcome of a statewide strategy meeting to chart ways to increase bicycle usage in California. For printed hard copies of this brochure, please contact Tom Scheffelin at (916) 327-7847.
- Caltrans Bicycle Program
- Caltrans Deputy Directive (DD-64) calls for the full consideration of the needs of bicyclists and pedestrians in all phases of transportation projects.
- California Department of Motor Vehicles Bicycle Page
- California Vehicle Code excerpts relating to the operation and equipping of bicycles
- California Bicycle Coalition
- Bikes Belong
- Active Transportation