Hey, Eric! Just a small correction to your write-up on the OHV proposal. There are actually two proposed changes and they are listed separately in two separate notices.
– NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES ON THE USE OF ATVS AND SNOWMOBILES ON ROADS IN THE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY <aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Notices/View.aspx?id=201795> | Lieutenant Katrina Malm, Department of Public Safety, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Comments due by 4/18 at 5pm
– NOTICE OF PROPOSED REGULATION – 2 AAC 90.210 – DEFINITION OF CLASS D LICENSES <aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Notices/View.aspx?id=201750> | Jenna Wright, Deputy Director Department of Administration Comments due by 4/15 at 5pm
The primary hang up right now is that the supplementary changes to the DMV definitions are erroneous unless a complementary bill is filed with the Legislature to amend Title 28 of Alaska Statute. Without a change to Title 28 of Alaska Statute (by the Legislature), the proposed changes only add the term “all-purpose vehicle” to the Class D license and do not make it required or enforceable. For reference:
– AS 28.15.011(b) states “Every person exercising the person’s privilege to drive, or exercising any degree of physical control of a motor vehicle upon a highway, vehicular way or area, or other public property in this state, is required to have in the possession of the person a valid Alaska driver’s license issued under the provisions of this chapter for the type or class of vehicle driven, unless expressly exempted by law from this requirement.” – AS 28.15.021(5) states “The following persons are exempt from driver licensing under this chapter: A person when driving or operating an off-highway vehicle, watercraft, aircraft, or other vehicle not designed for highway use as specified by the department by regulation.”
I submitted a laundry list of questions to both individuals above, both of whom refused to comment and stated that if the general answers to the public aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Notices/View.aspx?id=201929.> did not address my questions, then I should contact the governor’s office.
On Fri, Apr 2, 2021 at 9:45 AM Eric Troyer <fbxtrails@gmail.com> wrote:
> *FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* > *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)* > > > > *GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR BIKE/PED SAFETY*Alaska Highway Safety Office is > soliciting grants including for “Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety”: > > The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) > through its Highway Safety Office (AHSO) funds grants which address > specific traffic safety priority areas that include: > > Impaired Driving, Police Traffic Services, Speed, Distracted and > Aggressive Driving, Roadway Safety, Occupant Protection, Child Passenger > Safety, Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety, Motorcycle Safety, Traffic Records, > and Community Traffic Safety. > > Grants may be awarded for assisting the Alaska Highway Safety Office in > addressing traffic Safety deficiencies, expansion of an ongoing activity, > or development of new program of intervention. > > Grant Application Period 03/29/2021 – 4/30/2021, 5:00 p.m., Alaska Time > > Grant Application instructions, application information and link to > webinar can be found at: > www.dot.state.ak.us/stwdplng/hwysafety/forms.shtml > > Webinar is not mandatory, but is strongly recommended. > > —- > > > *CALL FOR TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES ADVOCACY*Here’s a simple way you > can advocate for more cycle-friendly projects. > > Shared from > League of American Bicyclists > March 29 > 2021 can be a transformational year to make biking better – if we ride the > momentum of the surge in biking and speak up in Washington. One way we can > build a more Bicycle Friendly America for everyone is by improving the > Transportation Alternatives program, which provides 50 percent of all > federal funds for bicycling and walking. Take action alongside the League > and other advocates for safer streets and better biking today for better > biking tomorrow: > > p2a.co/kWd4v1f > > —- > > > *DUATHLON THIS SATURDAY*The bike/ski duathlon is this Saturday! You must > register before the event. Looks like there won’t be a lack of snow! > > Details > –UAF Ski Hut > –Saturday at 9 AM AKDT > > The 2nd annual Fairbanks Spring Duathlon hosted by Nanook Recreation and > presented by Goldstream Sports! > > Fat bike on some ski trails that have never allowed fat biking before! > Sign up for this unique duathlon event with a 5k cross-country ski followed > by a 10k fat bike ride! The minimum tire width must be 3.8″! > > Sign up as an individual to do both events back to back. Or do it as a > relay! Men, women, and co-ed divisions in the relay race. Men and women’s > divisions in the individual duathlon. The start, transition, and finish > line will be at the UAF Ski Hut. > > The event is on April 3, 2021 at 9:00am > > Proceeds from the event go to benefit the UAF Trails Club. > > Want to race but need a bike? Students can reserve a bike from UAF Green > Bikes (Email Christi at cmkemper@alaska.edu) Community folks can rent a > bike from Goldstream Sports (Call the shop at 907-455-6520) You must do > this in advance! > > General(public/university affiliates) registration is $40 and student > registration is $10. > Each member of a relay team must register individually. > Register through mynookrec.uaf.edu/ > > Direct link > tinyurl.com/hzx6bu6a > > —- > > > *INTERIOR TRAILS NEWSLETTER NEW ISSUE *The most recent issue of the > Interior Trails Newsletter is out. If you want to get on the distribution > list, contact Eric Troyer at fbxtrails (at) gmail.com. Please put > “Request ITN” in the subject line. I am also the editor for the monthly > statewide Alaska Trails newsletter. If you want to get that newsletter, > too, just let me know in the email. > > Stories for this issue include: > –MINING COMPANY TO EXPLORE PORTION OF ESTER DOME > –PROPOSAL WOULD USE TRAILS TO CONNECT FORESTRY ROADS > –AGENCIES, GROUPS PLAN WORK TO REPAIR PINNELL TRAIL > –INTERACTIVE MAP FOR FAIRBANKS TRAILS PLAN UPDATE GOES LIVE > > You can find the issue (as well as back issues) here: > www.interioralaskatrails.org/interior-trails-newsletter-archives/ > > —- > > > *COMPLETE STREETS LEGISLATION NEEDS ACTION*Here’s a piece of legislation > that would help cycling safety. Take action if you support it. Here is > contact info for our legislators: > > donyoung.house.gov/contact/ > www.murkowski.senate.gov/contact > www.sullivan.senate.gov/contact/email > > Shared from > Walk/Bike Alaska > March 30 > In February, Senator Ed Markey (MA) and Representative Steve Cohen (TN) > introduced the Complete Streets Act, a bill that promotes safer and more > accessible street design across the United States. Specifically, the > measure would create a grant program to fund Complete Streets projects, > including technical assistance and capital funding. > > Please take a moment to contact your legislators to urge them to cosponsor > the Complete Streets Act, so that landscape architects may continue to > design safe streets for all > > www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/425/text > > —- > > > *HIGH SCHOOL BIKE SHOP?*This would be cool to have in Fairbanks! > > Shared from > PeopleForBikes.org > March 27 > Like high school auto shop but for bikes, Project Bike Tech is creating a > new generation of bicycle advocates nationwide. > > “Students who graduate are great basic bike mechanics and excellent > employees for any retail job,” said Project Bike Tech Executive Director > Mercedes Ross. “They learn everything from why they should be well dressed > at work to why they should get there on time.” > > www.peopleforbikes.org/news/why-every-city-needs-project-bike-tech > > —- > > > *ALL BODIES ON BIKES*Cycles accept a wide variety of shapes and sizes! > > Shared from > Filmed by Bike > March 29 > “All Bodies on Bikes” featuring Marley Blonsky and Kailey Kornhauser is > now out, by Shimano-Road! > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JytAXpxmmQY > > —- > > > *PROPOSAL WOULD ALLOW ATVS, SNOWMACHINES ON ROADS*Cyclists should keep > informed on the recent proposal by the Dunleavy administration to allow > ATVs and snowmachines on roads with speed limits of 45mph or less. This > would increase motorized traffic on roads and at least some of that traffic > would be near the shoulder, where cyclists are required to ride (unless > turning). > > The proposal has been met with strong concern and criticism, including > from users of ATVs and snowmachines. Below is a list of news and opinion > pieces about the topic as well as the State of Alaska notice, which > includes directions on how to comment. Comment deadline is April 18. > > –KUAC: > fm.kuac.org/post/state-proposes-allowing-atvs-and-snogos-some-roads > –Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: tinyurl.com/4mswb4me > –Anchorage Daily News: tinyurl.com/ye2347fa > –Dermot Cole: > www.dermotcole.com/reportingfromalaska/2021/3/19/klurnnzmw2ct0ma7u91083scpcfpmj > –State of Alaska notice: notice.alaska.gov/201795 > > —- > > > *TIME TO RE-UP YOUR MEMBERSHIP?*Summer biking is coming soon! > > Traditionally April 1 is the “official” start date for FCC memberships. > With our new system you can start anytime. So why not start your membership > now? That way you can be up to date so you are ready to participate in FCC > group rides and races. Membership provides insurance coverage for group > rides and includes access to the FCC listserve. In the past, the listserve > was open to anyone with an account. As of 2018, only current members can > receive listserve notices. > > Not sure about a full membership, but want to try out one of our group > rides? We’ve also got day memberships available for just $5. > > See all membership options on our website. > www.fairbankscycleclub.org/membership/ > > —- > > > *FNSB BORO TRAILS PLAN UPDATE MAP IS LIVE*Mountain bikers, fatbikers, and > anyone else who cares about trails in the Fairbanks-North Star Borough: > Make sure your voice is heard on the borough’s trail plan update. > > Shared from > Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks & Rec > March 26 > Calling all trail enthusiasts: We need your input! > … > The Trail Plan Update’s interactive comment map is LIVE! > > rmconsult.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=98320cf5a44a4bfeaca0182b51df221c > > Check out this robust mapping feature that will help you add detailed, > location-specific suggestions for local trail issues, needs and ideas. You > can use different maps depending on your preference: one is more detailed > and complex, and the other more simple. Don’t hesitate to contact the > planning team directly if you need help sharing feedback. More info on the > planning process at www.fnsbtrailsplan.com > > — > > > *BEAVER SPORTS THURSDAY RIDES*Beaver Sports usually has free Thursday > Night fat bike rides! They start at 5pm at Beaver Sports. Call the store > for more details (479-2494). > > —- > > > *FCC RESOURCES*We’ve got lots of useful stuff on our website, including a > bunch of information under our Resources dropdown menu: > –National and International Cycling Advocacy Groups > –Tanana Valley State Forest Roads > –Winter Riding Tips > –Maps Archive > > See those and more under Resources at: > www.fairbankscycleclub.org/ > > — > > *“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt (or > snow).”* > > >