The California Bicycle Coalition, along with several coalition partners, has presented a new idea to the California Air Resources Board (ARB). The ARB distributes funds for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program, which offers rebates for electric vehicles; we're asking them to expand their program to include the cleanest vehicle of all: the bicycle.
We are seeking the creation of a $10 million Bicycle Purchase Incentive Pilot Program. The program would provide vouchers for half of the cost of bikes that are commonly used for commuting, up to a maximum rebate of $500—or $1000 for electric bicycles. Under the program, California would pay for half the cost of cargo bikes, electric bikes, folding bikes, bike share, and other utilitarian bicycles used for everyday transportation. This could be huge.
Find our letter to the California Air Resources Board Below, and sign our petition!