Long-time multi-modal transportation advocates and Anchorage Bike to Work supporters, CRW Engineering Group recently released a new resource for those interested in local active transportation. The new website, Alaska Bike and Pedestrian Resources, is a repository of bicycle/pedestrian planning and design projects, urban cycling maps, safety tips, current construction projects, and advocacy groups for cyclists and pedestrians in Alaska.
CRW is committed to Alaska; our employees are actively involved with our community where we live, work, and play. The “active transportation” concept aims to integrate healthy habits into the community by providing safe and efficient multi-modal transportation infrastructure. Walking and biking are the most popular modes of active transportation, but using a wheel chair, skateboarding, roller blading or skiing are all ways people can participate. Alaska’s active transportation community is growing, and making resources easily available increases awareness for everyone on the roads and trails, ultimately increasing safety.
The website originated when we noticed that the numerous local and national bicycle and pedestrian resources could not be found in one place, and finding any particular map or safety best practice took significant searching.
This new website fixes that problem. While it is currently Anchorage-heavy, it will eventually include more Alaska-wide resources, such as the upcoming Mat-Su Bike Map. Know of a resource that should be included? Shoot us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CReW with local cyclists at our 2017 Bike to Work Station. Biking to work this summer? Look for our feed station at the corner of C Street and Tudor the last Friday of June, July, and August.