The BCA has received numerous responses to the Title 9 notification we sent out last week. Thank you for your support and commitment to bicycle safety! A big Thanks to the people who contacted the Public Safety Committee and the Assembly to share your feelings on this important subject! The muni Traffic Department requested BCA notify folks Thursday’s Title 9 meeting (August 5th from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM at the Municipal Planning and Development Center in the first floor conference room #30, 4700 Elmore Rd), is not an opportunity for public testimony. It is rather a work session and an opportunity for the Traffic Department to explain their position on the subject. Bearing that in mind, if you are a cyclist interested in becoming, or are already well versed, in Traffic law, and understand the practicalities and challenges facing Anchorage’s cyclists, BCA would like you to attend this meeting. We’ll be sure to send an update after the meeting to notify you all of the results of the meeting.
Our city is considering changing a law – Title 9 of the Anchorage Municipal Code – to make cyclists liable for accidents if they are hit while crossing a roadway. No other place in the country gives the right of way to a motorist over a bicyclist. Bicycle Commuters of Anchorage (BCA) is teaming up with citizens to make sure Anchorage, Alaska, will not become the first.Read more
WDRII_Proposed_Alignment_Overview Sidewalk Removal The graphic shows what exactly is in the project and what is being proposed to be removed (the sidewalk on the north side between the C Street and Raspberry intersections). Sidewalks are transportation corridors for children and families.
The project team wants to know your concerns about a sidewalk removal. If you live in this neighborhood, know someone who lives in the neighborhood, or attend Change Point Church, contact the project manager. Your opinion matters. Pass the information on to neighbors.
If BCA members want their opinion known, please contact the Project Manager listed below.
Contact BCA rep Dawn Groth at [email protected] for any questions.
Yippee! It’s Bike First Friday with a new funner finish location, Cafe Amsterdam at 530 E Benson (Metro Music and Books Mall) for beer!
BCA’s July Bike First Friday theme isAnchorage’s 1% for Art.
For thirty years the 1% for Art Program of the Alska State Council on the Arts and the Anchorage Municipality has celebrated artists and the visual environment by installing permanent artwork throughout the state and in the city of Anchorage.Read more
There will be 5 Free Coffee And Treats stations for bike commuters this Friday morning! Stop by for fresh coffee and other delicious goodies to fuel your ride. We can always use an extra set of hands, so if you are available to volunteer please email Kristi at [email protected]
The BCA will be at the Bacon Station (sorry, no fresh bacon this time), where the Chester Creek bike trail goes under the Seward Highway from 7 to 9.Read more