The Anchorage Daily News just posted a quick update from tonight’s Anchorage Assembly meeting (Tuesday, March 23). The Anchorage Assembly unanimously approved the Anchorage Bicycle Plan, which over the next 20 years will make Anchorage more bicycle friendly and will more than double the city’s trail system from 248 miles to 500. (UPDATE: Here is a story from the “Alaska News Nightly” statewide newscast Wednesday night on the Alaska Public Radio Network)
Bicycle Commuters of Anchorage President Brian Litmans posted this comment on the Anchorage Bicycle Plan’s Facebook Fan Page: “Unanimous support! Thanks to all who came out. It was incredible to see so many folks out to support the plan.”
Litmans posted this comment on the Bicycle Commuters of Anchorage’s Facebook Fan Page: “It was a long night, but lots of folks stuck it out. Many testified and great points about how this will make Anchorage a better, more livable city were made. The Assembly resoundingly supported the plan. Thanks to all of the Anchorage bicycle supporters. This is a success because of all of you.”
Also, on Tuesday afternoon, before the Anchorage Assembly met that night, the Alaska Public Radio Network aired on its hour-long statewide call-in show, “Talk of Alaska,” a feature interviewing Litmans about “Bikes and Alternative Transportation” (streaming audio available on the link).