The mission of AlaBike is to promote cycling access, education and safety and to advocate for safer road environments for all users.
Alabama Statewide Bike Summit - Save the Date! March 26-27, 2015 in Montgomery! Lookin’ for Speakers and Sponsors…know any? Please let us know!
On the heels of a very successful first-ever North Alabama Bike Summit in Huntsville, Alabama, the Montgomery Bike Club and AlaBike are hosting the Alabama Statewide Bike Summit , March 26-28 in Montgomery. Designed to coincide with the 2015 legislative session, supporting the 3 Foot Minimum Passing Bill will be part of the fun! Speakers from all over Alabama, Georgia and even Oregon, as well as planners from Montgomery and AL DOT will be participating. The Summit theme is “Bicycle Tourism: Wallets on Wheels”
The AlaBike Hospitality Suite, that was a BIG hit in Huntsville at the 2014 Summit, will return…Stayed tuned! More info here.
Coming to the Alabama Statewide Bicycle Summit March 27:Russ and Laura from “The Path Less Pedaled”
“Russ and Laura are passionate advocates for the power of cycling to transform communities and destinations. I’ve never met a duo who lived their values so completely through their work. But beyond advocacy, they are wonderful storytellers … I highly recommend them.”
– Holly Macfee, Vice President, Global Brand Strategy, Travel Oregon
The 3-foot Minimum Passing Bill will be introduced in both House and Senate in 2015!
We won’t let up. In 2015, AlaBike will make sure that the bill is filed in both houses. There wasn’t strong opposition to it, but we’re covering all the bases this year! AlaBike will announce the time next year to contact your AL House and Senate reps and express your support for the bill.
Find you Rep here, on the left hand side of the page, enter your zip code+4!
The Alabama Backroads Century Series
The Alabama Backroads Series is back for 2015 and bigger than ever! Now at 13 centuries strong, pick your rides and plan your season now! Can you do them all? Get info here!
MAP-21 is the NEW Federal Transportation Bill that became law Oct 1, 2012
Complete Streets policies formalize a community’s intent to plan, design, and maintain streets so they are safe for all users of all ages and abilities. Policies direct transportation planners and engineers to consistently design and construct the right-of-way to accommodate all anticipated users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, public transportation users, motorists, and freight vehicles.
Complete streets can be achieved through a variety of policies: ordinances and resolutions; rewrites of design manuals; inclusion in comprehensive plans; internal policies developed by transportation agencies; executive orders from elected officials, such as Mayors or Governors; and policies developed by stakeholders from the community and agency staff that are formally adopted by an elected board of officials. We group our evaluation of policies by type, to allow apples-to-apples comparisons.