*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR RACE TO NENANA*The Nenana-Rama is coming up soon! There’s still time to register!
The Nenana-Rama isn’t being organized by the FCC, but we fully support it. A race to Nenana used to be a regular thing, so we’re just really glad someone has stepped up to bring it back! You can sign up now! There are both 50- and 100-mile versions.
*FAST BPAC MEETINGS*The Bike/Ped Advisory Committee for FAST meets on the last Thursday of every month. The public is invited to attend.
The Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is advisory to the Technical Committee. These meetings are focused on pedestrian and bike access and safety in FAST Planning projects. The agendas are typically very full. All members of the public are welcome to attend and join in the conversation.
Due to COVID-19, meetings are being hosted online. For security purposes, direct links to the zoom meeting rooms are not shared online. On the day of the meeting, please go to fastplanning.us/keepup/zoom/ and click the activated meeting button. From there, you will be redirected to Zoom.
*BILL WOULD PROVIDE TAX CREDIT FOR E-BIKES*A bill that would provide a 30 percent tax credit on the purchase of e-bikes is under consideration in the US Senate. The hope is that the tax incentive will drive e-bike sales and encourage citizens to commute by bike rather than in their car.
*INFRASTRUCTURE BILL AND BIKES*Here’s some info from Julius Adolfsson, the Statewide Bike and Pedestrian Coordinator, Rural Transit Planner:
August 10, the Senate passed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) 69-30. I’m sure some of you are wondering what this bill might mean for biking and walking if it passes the house without amendments.
Here are a few thoughts that different biking and walking organizations have on the bill.
*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/