There is a lot going on with Bike Anchorage as we roll into summer, and here are some of the latest and greatest highlights:
The Bike Anchorage – AIA Commuter Challenge kicks off June 1st. It’s a friendly competition designed to encourage you to leave the car behind and go by bike, foot, or bus. The competition is based on the number of trips you make, and you compete with other places of work of similar employee size to get the greatest percentage of trips made by healthy, money-saving, and fun choices of biking, walking, or taking the bus. Register your business, agency, department, organization, etc., today! (Check out our FAQ & Rules page too)
Bike Anchorage is excited to start a summer Community Ride Series! Join us every other Wednesday for FREE rides led by volunteers and designed to build community among our neighbors—all by bike! We’ll share low-traffic, cut-throughs and routes, will learn about oru community, and build friendships all for fun. Check out upcoming rides here!
Anchorage Museum Partnerships
Bike Anchorage will also be teaming up with the Anchorage Museum to offer summer bike tours. Check out the schedule here, with more rides to be added as we go!
Moving Forward with More Bike Lanes
Following the success of creating a good Anchorage Bike Plan is now about making it happen. Building bike lanes is key to making our city safer and more comfortable for people to go by bike. We have focused on working with the Municipality to put down core, low-cost bike routes identified in the plan, including A Street and Arctic Boulevard/E Street!
CRW Engineering is a long-time supporter of Bike to Work Day and Bike Fridays with its “Fuel ‘N’ Go” bike station and is recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business. CRW is partnering with Kittelson & Associates, a bronze-level business, to implement new projects. You can make your voice heard by adding your comments to this fantastic interactive map of upcoming projects. There is still a long way to go to make the changes Anchorage needs, so be sure to add your name to our petition to have federal dollars set forth for Bike Plan implementation (to make up for the $1.3 million that was lost)—please do so today!
Bike To School Day - 2015
More changes to come!
Bike Anchorage received Anchorage Park Foundation's 2015 Challenge Grant to install a real-time digital bike counter totem along a popular section of trail and an extensive process for us to analyze and use that data. Currently, the most publicized data on bike commuting is just through volunteers counting the two-wheeled traffic on Bike to Work Day. This project will help Anchorage understand what the numbers are year-round, which in turn will allow organizations and agencies to continue to support increasing those numbers.