Action Alert: SB 1464 needs support in the CA Assembly

Our colleagues at California Bicycle Coalition and TransForm need you to contact your Assemblymember and ask them to support the latest version of the three-foot passing bill. Let's show them that Santa Clara and San Mateo County cyclists are behind this effort!

Thanks to an avalanche of emails, letters and phone calls from you and thousands of other bike-friendly Californians this spring, the California Senate approved Senate Bill 1464, our legislation to require drivers to give bicyclists at least three feet of clearance when overtaking them from behind in the same lane.

By giving drivers clear guidance on how to pass bicyclists safely, SB 1464 can help prevent the leading cause of fatal bike-car collisions. You can read all about SB 1464 here.

3-foot passing poster Now SB 1464 is headed to a vote by the California Assembly on Friday, Aug. 24, and we need your support one more time.

Once again, we're partnering with our allies at TransForm to make it easy for you to express your support for SB 1464. Simply go to the TransForm website and follow the instructions for contacting your Assemblymember by email.

You'll find a ready-to-send message of support you can also personalize. If you or someone you know has been injured by a driver passing from behind, please include the basic details in your message. Help your legislator understand why enacting this bill is so important for making our roads safer.

Sending a message only takes a moment, but it'll make a big difference.

We at CBC and our co-sponsor, the City of Los Angeles, are grateful for your past support and look forward to your help in winning passage for SB 1464 in the Assembly. Let's make California the nation's 22nd state to enact a specified passing distance to help protect bicyclists.

Thanks so much!

Jim Brown
Communications Director

P.S. It just takes a minute to make your voice heard in Sacramento. Please act right now to urge your Assemblymember to vote YES on SB 1464!

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