Say you live in California. Like the good Californian you are, you want to move your person around town in a way that doesn’t contribute to constricting the lung capacity of the adorable children in your neighborhood. So you scroll through the list of approved clean vehicles on the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) website, choose the one that you like best, buy it — and then wait for the state of California to cut you a check for between $900 and $5,000 in gratitude for your civic-mindedness.

There’s just one hitch: That vehicle has to be either a car or a motorcycle. This, according to the California Bicycle Coalition, is some bullshit. The state of California has spent $287,431,400 on the CVRP since 2010. Half of that money has gone to households that make over $150,000, according to recent testimony given by a representative of the California Air Resources Board. The lungs breathing that cleaner air are lungs that live in some fancy zip codes, while areas with bad air quality collect barely any CVRP rebates, because they’re home to people who, for the most part, can’t shell out the $30,000+ price tag for even a low-end electric or hybrid vehicle.

As you might expect, the California Bicycle Coalition has a plan. It’s called the Bicycle Purchase Incentive Pilot Program, and would rebate up to $500 off the cost of a commuter bike, with half of the $10 million proposed for rebates reserved for people who make 80 percent or less of California’s statewide median income (currently $61,320). Definitions of what a “bike” is are fairly broad — that bike could be a cargo bike, an electric bike, a folding bike, or a bike-share membership (if the bike share is in a “disadvantaged neighborhood”).