*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*ASAH CALLS FOR MORE PEOPLE TO ATTEND TOWN HALL*Advocates for Safe Alaska Highways is trying to get people out to another legislative town hall meeting this Saturday. See their message below:
On Saturday, February 25, 2023, Rep. Mike Prax (District 33), Senator Robert Myers (District Q), and Rep. Frank Tomaszewski (District 34) will hold a Legislative Update and Constituent Q/A. It will be held at the Fairbanks Legislative Information Office (LIO) at 1292 Sadler Way, Suite 308, from 10am-12pm.
We are encouraging folks to come out and voice your concerns about the ore haul. We must carry the message to our legislators that this ore haul has not had enough due diligence and is not in the best interests of the public. Alternative options (railroad spur, dedicated haul road, or a mill closer to the mine) must be seriously investigated. ASAH’s flyer outlines our major concerns.
*FREE BIKE ADVOCACY WEBINAR*Want to better advocate for cycling issues? Check out this free webinar.
Shared from League of American Bicyclists
Too many local transportation stories lack perspectives from people who bike and walk! You could be that voice for your community! Join us on March 3rd at 2 pm ET for the first of several FREE bike advocacy training webinars we’ll be hosting in 2023 and learn about the essential elements of writing a letter to the editor. Sara Kiesler, former journalist and current communications and marketing director at Cascade Bicycle Club will join us! Register now ➡️ bit.ly/RegisterLetterToTheEditorWebinar
*WALKING COLLEGE OPPORTUNITY*We are all about biking, but we share a lot of goals of other nonmotorized forms of transportation, so we’re passing this opportunity on. Please share it with anyone you think might be interested.
Shared from AARP Alaska
The Walking College is a 6-month, distance-learning fellowship program for walkable community advocates. AARP Alaska will gladly cover the $1,000 tuition for seven lucky Alaskans to take advantage of this fellowship opportunity! Apply now: forms.gle/ChXMekMCcbBC8f3X6
*FUNDING FOR BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS*Lots of funding opportunities to make communities more bikeable. What would be some good projects for here?
*BIKES FOR KINDERGARTENERS*This looks like an awesome program! Anyone in Fairbanks want to help bring it here?
New bikes for little tykes bring smiles to Russian Jack Elementary kindergartners www.alaskasnewssource.com/video/2023/02/18/new-bikes-little-tykes-bring-smiles-russian-jack-elementary-kindergartners/
*FCC RESOURCES*We’ve got lots of useful stuff on our website, including a bunch of information on our Resources page and under our Resources dropdown menu: –Bikeways Fairbanks cycling map –Info on Alaska cycling laws –Tanana Valley State Forest Roads –National and International Cycling Advocacy Groups –Winter Riding Tips –Maps Archive
See those and more under Resources at: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/