Pictured above: Representatives from Bike Anchorage, ITE Active Transportation Committee, AMATS, Municipal Traffic Department, and Project Management and Engineering participating in the third training session: Designing equitable transportation systems.
Safer Systems for All Road Users - sounds like a worthy goal doesn't it?
In August, Bike Anchorage applied on behalf of the city to participate in a training hosted by America Walks. We were excited to be selected as one of ten cities across the country to participate! We just wrapped up our third training session, and have enjoyed fruitful discussions with planners and engineers about ways to better design for all road users.
Here's more on the training from America Walks:
"The training will help selected communities assess, plan, and prioritize effective and context-sensitive safety treatments to reduce the growing numbers of pedestrian fatalities and injuries. Following a year of implementation, America Walks and its partners will share the results of the technical assistance and provide an outline of lessons learned and cultivate inspiration for other cities looking to address pedestrian safety."
Thanks to Generous funding from REI, Bike Anchorage was able to work with Chugach State Park to install new fat bike signs, a fix-it station, bike rack, and trail map kiosk! The new signs help clarify which trails are open to fat bikes in the winter and help promote this activity across the park. We are so lucky to have a group of great volunteers who helped us get everything installed.
Here's the digital edition of Urban Streets Anchorage. Be on the lookout for an article by our very own Lindsey Hajduk!
A silver-level Bicycle Friendly City (designated by the League of American Bicyclists), Anchorage is host to 248 miles of bikeable trails and bike lanes, with a network of 541 miles planned by 2028. Along with its nationally ranked system of trails, Anchorage is known as the home of fat-tire biking. If you’re riding on trails, be sure and watch out for moose!
We are excited to announce that Bike Anchorage won 2nd Place in this year's Pitch.Click.Give competition. We can't wait to start spreading the word about better biking in Anchorage. Thank you so much to our awesome team who helped us craft a killer pitch!
What is Pitch.Click.Give? Pitch.Click.Give is a unique event where nonprofits, marketing gurus and fundraising professionals come together to pitch a campaign, all in one evening.
This is a great opportunity to give back to the community, build out strategic ideas, and connect with like-minded colleagues! This event is hosted by The American Marketing Association in partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and Pick.Click.Give.