Happy New Year

This year is an extremely important year for bike commuters in Anchorage. The Anchorage Bike Plan will be going before the Anchorage Assembly around mid February. We encourage every bike commuter, business or organization to get involved. Your involvement is critical and can be as simple as a short email to your assembly person.

Many cities in the lower 48 have realized the benefits of active transportation choices. We don’t want to be left behind. We have an leg up on some cities with our extensive greenbelt system that makes bike commuting convenient, safe and enjoyable for many. However, if you are not on the greenbelt system you have to deal with traffic, unsafe conditions and connectivity issues. The adoption of the Bike Plan will go a long way in making cyclists more comfortable on the road. The addition of bike lanes also sends a strong message to drivers; bikes have a right to be on the road.

BCA has developed a strategy to promote the Bike Plan. But, who is BCA? YOU are. We are not asking for money. We are asking for something much more valuable than that. We are asking for your time. Be a part of this historic event. Help Anchorage become more bike-friendly. Bike commuters represent a very small portion of the constituency. That’s why every voice  (your voice) counts. We need you because you are BCA.

To find out how you can get involved email BCA info@bicycleanchorage.org

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