Bike Anchorage’s Advocacy Committee works to improve safety and accessibility of cycling within Anchorage in a myriad of ways, including working with the Municipality of Anchorage on adopting a Complete Streets Policy, creating petitions and support for Open Streets, and hosting community events.
The Advocacy Committee is made up of everyday people who want to improve cycling in Anchorage. You don’t need to be on the Bike Anchorage Board or even be a donor of Bike Anchorage (though, we encourage it); you just have to want to get involved and be helpful!
The Advocacy Committee meets every two weeks on Thursday evenings, currently virtually. The committee is always looking for people passionate about biking and sharing that enthusiasm with others. Everyone is welcome to attend the Advocacy Committee and share their ideas about how to improve cycling in Anchorage. Since this is a volunteer committee, we are particularly interested in people who have an idea they would like to spearhead and implement.
In the past, the Advocacy Committee has worked to get the Municipality of Anchorage to adopt Vision Zero and Complete Streets for the Anchorage Metropolitan Area Transportation Solutions (AMATS) Department, advocated for smart growth that prioritizes biking and public transit, regularly written letters to and met with the Mayor, and ensured that the Anchorage Non-Motorized Plan included a comprehensive bike network.
Check this year’s work: