Alexandria has made a commitment to Complete Streets and Vision Zero. That is a big deal. However, there is still more work to be done. On Seminary Road, vehicle speeds remain unsafe despite stepped up enforcement, and there are no facilities for pedestrians and bicyclists. It’s unsafe at any speed. But that could change. On … Continue reading Take action now for a better Alexandria
by Eldon Boes Nearly everyone remembers those first thrills of learning to ride a bicycle. And we frequent cyclists still relish the exhilaration of taking off for a ride, or cruising down an open trail on our favorite bikes. BPAC is proud of our role in spreading that pleasure of bicycling to children and youth … Continue reading Ahh, the Joy of Cycling
by Josephine Liu What is a bike mentoring program? This is a new initiative that matches less experienced riders with riders who have been biking in Alexandria for years. A mentor will work individually with each mentee to help achieve the mentee’s biking goals – whether that’s learning how to bike commute, getting comfortable biking … Continue reading Bike Mentoring Program: FAQs
by Ken Notis A road diet is a reduction in the number of through travel lanes on a road, in order to reduce excessive vehicle speeds and improve safety. Often it will involve converting a four-lane road to a three-lane road – the Federal Highway Administration suggests that a three-lane road can handle up to … Continue reading What Is a Road Diet?
Want to bike to work, the farmers’ market, or that charming cafe, but not sure how to bike there safely? A bike mentor will help you find the best route, make sure your bike is ready to roll, ride with you, and answer your questions. Go to http://bit.ly/BPACmentoring to be matched with a bike mentor today. Questions? Email … Continue reading Request a bike mentor!