Trails: Though you can walk anywhere in town, it
may be helpful to know where pedestrian traffic has the
advantage. Pioneer, Bartlett, Lake, Heath and the
Sterling Highway are the streets with sidewalks, but when
wandering through town, take advantage of area trails that
add scenery and quiet to your walk.
Trails: A great way to get outside and see a bit
of our area. For trail descriptions, check out the
City of Homer's trails
website, the Tribune's Visitors'
Guide, or the Chamber
of Commerce's suggestions.
Cycling Club: Some say that we haven't had a
"sustainable" form of transportation since the
bicycle was invented. check out the Cycling Club's
Facebook page for upcoming events, discussions and how to
Logical: Head over to our local bike
shop for tune-ups, bikes and gear, even studded tires for
winter riding. During the summer, look for these guys
down at the Farmers' Market selling bicycle-powered
smoothies. Check out their store out East End Road
next to Redden Marine, check out their Facebook
page, or call them at 226-2925
Saw and Cycle: These guys have bikes to rent
as well as to buy along with any gear you could want. Visit
the store at 1532 Ocean Drive or call 235-8406.
(And Claire lives off the grid and has wonderful
perspectives if you ask her about alternative energy...)
Paths: There are plenty of places to bike
around town, including the bike trail that goes from East
Hill to Kachemak Drive or the Bike trail out on the
Spit. For a description of loops commonly taken in the
area, check out this Visitor's
Guide page from the Homer Tribune
Transportation Plan - HOMER Area:
This could be our biggest step
towards some form of public transportation.
Keep posted on upcoming meetings for public input.
Download the coordination strategies for the Central Kenai
Peninsula and Homer here.
This plan involves vouchers for taxis, not a bus like one
traditionally thinks when thinking of public
transportation. For more information e-mail Anne
Brooks or call 1-866-535-1877.
Trolley Tours: This is a fun way to get
around town, learn a bit, and support a local youth-lead
business. Alex Knudsen's business idea is chugging
around all summer; pay once a day and use it all day however
you like. Call 235-2228 for details.
Ride Line: Send out a Ride Line on the radio!
Call 235-7721for KBBI and get (or give) a ride up the road
to Sodotna, Anchorage, or even all the way to the Lower 48!
Homer Stageline: Ride the
The Homer Stageline goes to Anchorage and Seward.
High Mountain Energy: Check out the local electric
vehicles down at Alaska
High Mountain Energy in the Yurt Village. Call Lanny
at 299-0207 for more information.
Homer Saw and
Cycle has biking supplies and gear as well as an
array of vehicles ranging from bicycles with motors to motor
bikes to four wheelers, some of which have electric
motors. Visit the store at 1532 Ocean Drive or call 235-8406.
Because of our distance from major metropolitan
centers, Alaskans have historically been very self-sufficient in
terms of food production; hunting, fishing, and the gathering of local plants. Over the years this has diminished and
in our present-day Alaska much of our food comes from the
When looking into different areas of
sustainability, a community must evaluate where its food comes
from and how much energy it takes to get it. In
consideration of rising energy
costs and the sizeable distance our food travels to get here, Alaskans
must begin to see the importance of encouraging more local food production
more than anyone in the Lower 48. Presently, Alaskan
farmers only produce about 2% of Alaskans' food.
There is nothing better than eating what our local
area has to offer, a practice that at the same time supports a local
economy of producers and distributors. So go to your local