Wednesday, Feb. 24th, from 2:00-3:00pm on Hometown, Alaska, guests Lori Schanche and Brian Litmans will join host Kathleen McCoy to explain the plan, how it would unfold over time, and how it stacks up to evolving bicycle use in other cities, including other snowy ones.
The Bike Plan is a critical planning element to make Anchorage more bicycle-friendly and livable. Please call in and let us know why the Anchorage Bicycle Plan and bicycle transportation, in general, is important to you.
• Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752 (statewide) during the live broadcast (2:00 – 3:00pm)
• Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org before, during or after the live broadcast (e-mails may be read on air)
Hometown rebroadcasts at 10 pm and you can get a podcast of the show.
In Sunday’s Anchorage Daily News, Lanie Fleischer speaks out in support of the Anchorage Bike Plan. Thanks Lanie!
It’s time to adopt new, 20-year Bicycle Plan
COMPASS: Other points of view
By LANIE FLEISCHER
Of all the things we have come together to accomplish in this town, our greenbelts and trail systems truly define Anchorage. Now it’s time for the next phase.Read more
The BCA has been gathering donations from local bike shops for our upcoming Winter Bike Festival. We’ll be using these donations for door prizes and prizes in our Most Visible Rider contest. We’ve not only received a collection of cool bike lights for prizes and giveaways, including two of these Bike Glow lights.Read more
A new report by the Alliance for Biking & Walking shows that lack of investment in biking and walking could be contributing to higher traffic fatalities and chronic disease rates in the U.S. Bicycling and Walking in the United States: The 2010 Benchmarking Reportreveals that in almost every state and major U.S. city, bicyclists and pedestrians are at a disproportionate risk of being killed, and receive less than their fair share of transportation dollars.Read more