Bikes On Board!

Grant-funded Project Will Make Loading/Unloading Bikes at Anniston’s Amtrak Station Possible

Originally published DECEMBER 18, 2016

Anniston is one of only three cities in Alabama with rail service via Amtrak—an economic edge that cannot be overstated. Anniston is also a cycling mecca with professional road races such as the Alabama Cycling Classic and the Cheaha Challenge drawing international professional, junior and amateur cycling teams. Continue reading Bikes On Board!

City Gears Up for Cycling Criterium, Festival

Anniston, Alabama

The Alabama Cycling Classic is only a few weeks away, and across the city, volunteers, businesses, organizations, and others are tidying up and preparing to welcome cycling teams and their families from around the nation and the world. The annual event, held on the weekend of April 8 and 9, includes two professional road race events, the Sunny King Criterium on Saturday and the McClellan Road Race on Sunday. The Noble Street Festival, presented by the city of Anniston, is held on Saturday, April 8, in conjunction with the Sunny King Criterium. Continue reading City Gears Up for Cycling Criterium, Festival

Annual Fire Surveys

From February through April, business owners and citizens will see the Anniston Fire Department in all parts of the City conducting annual commercial surveys. These surveys are conducted by members of the AFD Operations Division, on a block-by-block basis, with the intent to provide business/occupants the opportunity to evaluate fire and life safety systems and components, and develop safe business practices for all of Anniston.
The visit will also allow AFD to conduct pre-fire planning for future emergency response. The only properties exempt from the survey are single family dwelling and duplex building.
The commercial surveys are conducted as time permits during a fire station’s 24 hour shift and not routinely scheduled on an appointment basis. The commercial survey program provides fire safety personnel an opportunity to meet business owners/occupants of the community which they serve. It is our goal to provide you excellent service identifying those activities, processes, or construction flaws which can lead to unwanted fires, and other types of accidents or emergencies.
If further information is required about this program, the Fire Prevention Division can be contacted at 256-231-7650.

 

Speed Limits to Remain Unchanged

February 7, 2017

After careful consideration and public response to recommendations from the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) to increase speed limits on portions of Highway 21/Quintard Avenue/McClellan Blvd. and U.S. 431/McClellan Veterans Parkway/Golden Springs Road, city leaders decided to keep speed limits as they are. Continue reading Speed Limits to Remain Unchanged

Historic Site in Anniston Proclaimed National Monument

On January 17, 2017, President Obama leveraged the Antiquities Act of 1906 and proclaimed two historic sites in Calhoun County, Alabama, as the “Freedom Riders National Monument,” creating the nation’s first national monument dedicated to telling the story of the Freedom Rides. Continue reading Historic Site in Anniston Proclaimed National Monument