On Saturday, September 19, BPAC organized another small-group ride to visit some of Alexandria's public art. With staggered start times, masks, and other covid precautions, we admired some of the city's new and interesting sculptures, statues, murals, fountains, and other public art. After meeting up at Fort Ward, we rode to check out some new … Continue reading BPAC organizes public art ride
Together with the Alexandria Spokeswomen and Alexandria Celebrates Women, BPAC organized its first group ride of 2020: a women's history ride to celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment. Our ride took place on August 15, 2020, almost 100 years to the day after the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to … Continue reading BPAC hosts women’s history ride, with social distancing
One of the challenges during the coronavirus pandemic is ensuring that we remain active. While it is important to maintain social distancing, walking and biking are permissible options for remaining active. In San Francisco, for example, where residents were recently ordered to shelter-in-place, "the directive allows for people to go outside and engage in outdoor … Continue reading Staying active in Alexandria during Coronavirus
BPAC's bike mentoring program exceeded expectations in its first year, with about 35 people requesting mentors or other bike help, and 23 people volunteering as mentors. Mentors helped answer a broad range of questions, ranging from "what's the best way to bike to my office?" to "where can I ride recreationally with my kids where … Continue reading Bike mentoring program — recap of a successful first year
The Alexandria City Council voted to re-configure Seminary Road to three lanes, with a center left-turn lane and bike lanes. The new design will encourage safer vehicle speeds, provide pedestrian crosswalks with signals pedestrians can activate and refuge islands at bus stops. It will also provide buffered bike lanes which will also serve as a … Continue reading A Safer Seminary Road coming soon!