Survey on Top Bike Plan Projects

BCA has been coordinating with Lori Schanche and Jon Spring, the drafters of the Anchorage Bike Plan, to identify top projects for implementation of the Bike Plan. We are seeking your input on what those projects are. To help identify these projects, we have set out the following criteria that we ask you keep in mind while filling the very short survey out:

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Spenard Road Redesign Update Meeting

There is a public meeting next Monday, the 6th, from 6:00pm-7:30pm at Romig Middle School in the Multi-Purpose Room. Please come out to learn about the redesign and show your support for a more bicycle-friendly mid-town.

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BCA Brings Positive Changes to Traffic Law

Since the summer of 2009, BCA has been working to ensure that the Title 9 rewrite is sensible and provides adequate protections for bicyclists. Title 9 is the Municipality of Anchorage Traffic Code, providing the rules and regulations of the road and it is going through a major update that, in the near future, will be reviewed and eventually approved by the Assembly.

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Winter Bike Clinic at REI

Well the snow hasn’t come yet but it can’t be far off. And that means the winter biking season is just around the corner.  If you are considering biking through the winter, come join us on Thursday October 28 from 6 PM to 7:45 PM at REI for Part 1 of our Winter Bike Commuting Clinic. We’ll cover gear, riding tips, and more. We’re setting aside some time for “Bike Consultations”, so if you’ve been wondering how you can convert your existing bike into a snow bike, bring it in and together with the winter biking experts from REI we’ll show you how. 

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104,650 Calories (or why I can eat all the blueberry cobbler I want)

This summer I participated in the AIA Summer Bike Challenge. AIA Alaska is a chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and they put on this contest to see who could commute the most miles without using cars. Small teams of five to ten were invited to participate. The challenge focused on bikes, but other forms of human powered transportation were allowed as well. The contest ran from May 21 to September 21. I was required to log my miles weekly and turn in my mileage count monthly to my team leader. Our team leader had provided me with a spreadsheet for keeping track of my miles, and the spreadsheet included formulas to calculate roughly how much gas money I had saved, my CO2 offset, and also the number of calories I had burned.

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Clean the Coastal Trail - Oct. 10th

Coastal Trail with Moose and BikeThere will be bicyclists and pedestrians cleaning the Coastal Trail on Sunday October 10th from 3pm to 5pm. Depending on the number of people who show up we might cover most or only some of the trail, we’ll just play it by ear. You don’t need to bring any supplies, there are plenty of trash bags, but you might want to bring work gloves. Bikers, if you have trailers or any way to move bags, please bring them.

We’re meeting at the downtown trail-head of the Coastal Trail at 3pm, intersection of West 2nd Avenue and H Street (but you can’t take H Street to 2nd). Here is a link to a Google map:

Link to 2nd and H Street Google Map

…and in text just for reference:

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