The mission of AlaBike is to promote cycling access, education and safety and to advocate for safer road environments for all users.
The Alabama Statewide Bike Summit March 26-27 in Montgomery was a Great Success!
The Montgomery Bike Club and AlaBike hosted the Alabama Statewide Bike Summit , March 26-27 in Montgomery. Speakers from all over Alabama, Georgia and even Oregon, as well as planners from Montgomery and AL DOT and Alabama Tourism participated. The Summit theme was “Bicycle Tourism: Wallets on Wheels”
Our guest speakers and “Tourism Specialists” from Oregon, Russ & Laura of “The Path Less Pedaled” internet fame, hosted our “Rolling Summit” along with LAB’s Stephen Clark and Preston Tyree from Austin, TX. They made stops in Birmingham, Fairhope and Anniston prior to the Summit. Many thanks to the 15 great speakers who made the day at the Summit, followed by the New Belgium sponsored Happy Hour and Saris Bike Rack give-away. Congrats to Karen Riley of Eclectic, AL (near Montgomery) who went home with a brand new Saris Bike rack!
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 is now a 5-Foot Passing Bill!
SB4 was introduced, amended, and approved in the Senate Transportation Committee making it a 5-Foot Passing Bill. AND it passed on the floor of the Senate!
We won’t let up. In 2015, AlaBike will make sure that the bill passes in both houses.
Now is the time to contact your AL House Reps and express your support for the bill. Find FAQ about the 3-foot bill (just insert a “5” for the “3”).
Find you Rep here, on the left hand side of the page, enter your zip code+4! Send an email urging him/her to please support SB4 or HB128 in the House.
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.