The mission of AlaBike is to promote cycling access, education and safety and to advocate for safer road environments for all users.
Alabama has a 3-Foot Passing Law!
SB4 has been amended, approved, and signed by the governor! It was passed as a 3-Foot (not 5-Foot) bill in early June and will become law Sept 1, 2015. There was unfortunately some ill-advised amendments tacked on to it, so we have our work cut out for us next session to try to clean it up a bit.
The final text of the bill can be reviewed here. Anyone who is willing to help next session, please contact: Jamie Miernik
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
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.