Bike Plan Funding Action Alert #4


Working With Traffic Engineers

Last week BCA spent some time with the Muni’s traffic engineers discussing the new traffic pattern at Dowling and Old Seward. We were concerned about the new blinking left turn signal at the intersection. While both the old and new signals are “permissive”, we were concerned the new style of signaling could be confusing for drivers and lead to conflicts in the crosswalk with bikes / peds (the previous light pattern prevented motorist left turns while the crosswalk light was active).

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6 Anchorage Businesses Recognized As Bike-Friendly

The Bicycle Commuters of Anchorage (BCA) applauds six Anchorage businesses and organizations recognized today by the League of American Bicyclists for creating bicycle-friendly workplaces for employees and customers. 

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Save Funding for Bike Plan Implementation

BCA ACTION ALERT UPDATE!

Visualize Anchorage and Eagle River with a network of 200 miles of painted and signed on-street bike lanes by late-summer 2014.

This can actually happen, but only with your help!

In 2010, we called out to you to support the Anchorage Bike Plan.  Your efforts led to the unanimous approval of the Bike Plan by the Anchorage Assembly.

Striping and signing of bike lanes on existing roads comprising our “core bicycle network” is a top priority in the plan, with an estimated cost of $3.1 million.  Now we must rally again to by ensuring AMATS includes funding for Bike Plan implementation.

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Let AMATS know you want more Bike/Pedestrian Funding

BCA ACTION ALERT!

 

Help Anchorage become a more walkable and bikeable city! We need YOU to ask the AMATS Technical Advisory Committee to raise funding levels for bicycle and pedestrian projects in 2013 and 2014!  Send your comments no later than October 10!

 

TAKE ACTION TODAY TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN INFRASTRUCTURE:

 

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Taking Local and State Bike Advocacy to the Next Level

Since 2008, BCA has been on the ground and behind the scenes working locally and state-wide, promoting bicycle use through its advocacy, education, and encouragement initiatives. This September BCA board member Kevin Turinsky is venturing “Outside” to participate at the national and international levels to learn and share best practices on how we can create truly bicycle-friendly cities. Kevin will collect new ideas to help better serve our bicycle community here at home in Anchorage and around Alaska.

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I Bike Anchorage Fall 2012

With Fall and Winter in the air, it is time for another I Bike Anchorage by Tim Woody. We hope the latest installment inspires you to go by bike, even as the days grow darker and colder.

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Congratulations to Summer Bike Commute Challenge Winners

The BCA-AIA Summer Bike Commute Challenge is all wrapped up. It again proved to be a fun and engaging competition with over 40 teams participating and over 47,000 miles commuted by bike. The average percent of trips made by bike in Anchorage is reported to be 1.5%.  The competition is broken down into classes based on employer size and business compete to have the highest percentage of trips by bike.

Our 2012 Bike Commute Challenge winners are:

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Last Coffee and Treats of the Summer


Summer Bike Challenge Awards Party

Please come on out and support BCA and all of the 2012 Summer Bike Challenge participants by attending the end of season celebration and awards ceremony at Midnight Sun Brewing Company on Tuesday, August 28th. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate. Come early so you have time to have a beer or sample their menu. We will distribute door prize raffle tickets to Challenge participants starting at 6:30 pm, and will announce the team and individual winners and award door prizes (for the Challenge participants) at 7pm.

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