Monthly Archives: January 2016

Public Comment Regarding: Old Orchard Beach Dunkin’ Donuts Proposal

  Reference File: (Traffic) Peer Review 12-17-15 provided by Gorrill Palmer. Summary Statement The Bicycle Coalition of Maine is a statewide organization that works to make Maine better for bicycling and walking. We support well-designed development and streets that create … Continue reading


Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) – Transportation Alternatives Program

The MaineDOT funds large comprehensive road projects that can include bicycle and pedestrian elements like bike lanes and crosswalks through a variety of state and federal sources. But MaineDOT funding for stand-alone bicycle and pedestrian project like a separate sidewalk construction project … Continue reading


Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) Program

Each year the State of Maine Office of Community Development receives funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to be distributed to eligible Maine communities under the Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) Program. Some of these funds can be used for … Continue reading


Regional Councils of Government (COGs)

All organized towns in Maine are part of a Council of Governments, or COG. COGs also serve as the Regional Planning Organizations for their member towns. These regional entities can sometimes provide funding or technical assistance to municipalities that want … Continue reading


Media Advisory: Bicycle Coalition of Maine Watching Latest Pedestrian Crash in Farmington

January 4, 2016 – Portland, ME – As the state’s leading group promoting bicycling and walking safety, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine routinely monitors crash reports for incidents that involve bicyclists or pedestrians. The Coalition regrets to hear of another … Continue reading


Municipal Planning Organizations (MPOs)

Maine’s four urbanized areas (Portland area, Bangor area, Kittery area, and greater Lewiston-Auburn) are part of Metropolitan Planning Organizations or MPOs. If your community is part of the MPO region it is eligible for planning and construction money through that entity. … Continue reading


Private Fundraising

Start a Local Fundraising Campaign: A great online tool for organizing a local fundraising campaign for a civic project is: Local Business and Community Groups (e.g. Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club, Masons, Lions, Chambers of Commerce) are great sources of … Continue reading


Municipal Funds

If you’re looking for funding for a local infrastructure project, step one is to talk to a member of your municipal staff. This could be the planner, engineer, grant-writer, assistant town manager, town administrator, or public works director. Finding the … Continue reading