Advocacy News

Maine Bike Advocates Applaud Passage of Safety Bill (MPBN)

AUGUSTA, Maine – Advocates for Maine’s bicyclists and pedestrians are celebrating one of the rare examples of political harmony in Augusta: passage of a bill designed to make Maine roads safer for those who are traveling on two wheels or … Continue reading


Press Release: Governor signs bill to protect walkers, bicyclists and other vulnerable users

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian Allenby Communication Director Bicycle Coalition of Maine 207.623.4511 (office) 207.252.8688 (direct)   Governor signs bill to protect walkers, bicyclists and other vulnerable users  June 19, 2015 – Portland ME – On Friday, June 12th, Governor LePage signed … Continue reading


Maine cities, towns looking to improve roads for walkers, cyclists

This article originally appeared on Linda Coan O’Kresik | BDN Matt Allen, a Maine Earth employee, uses a power broom to sweep an area of sidewalk along Main Street to prep it for being paved on Wednesday in Bangor. … Continue reading


Demonstration aims to temporarily narrow Lewiston street (Sun Journal)

This article originally appeared on   DARYN SLOVER/SUN JOURNAL Bicycle Coalition of Maine Assistant Director Jim Tasse, left, Mike Allen of 3M and Jeremiah Bartlett of the Lewiston-Auburn Bicycle Pedestrian Committee talk about the temporary two-lane bike lane on … Continue reading


Video – Portland celebrates Bike to Work Day (WMTW)

This article originally appeared on It was a beautiful day to ditch the car and hop on your bicycle for your ride into work, as today was National Bike to Work Day.   Click here to read more.  


Friday is bike-to-work day (Sun Journal)

This article originally appeared on DARYN SLOVER/SUN JOURNAL Jared Buckingham, right, of Greene and Ben Grenier of Lewiston turn the corner at Lisbon and Main streets during their commute home on Wednesday. Buckingham commutes 11 miles each way to … Continue reading


Maine among most bicycle friendly states in New England (BDN)

This article originally appeared on By Julia Bayly, BDN Staff Posted May 12, 2015, at 2:38 p.m. Last modified May 12, 2015, at 4:28 p.m. FORT KENT, Maine — Maine is a pretty good place to be a cyclist, … Continue reading


Pedal Powered

This article originally appeared on Photo: Diego Cervo/ Mainers forgo the car for a bicycle commute to work. Professor Thomas Stone knows he’s “that guy” to his students. He’s the one that shows up on campus in the morning … Continue reading


Coalition Spring Safety Reminder

  Spring has sprung and we’re excited to see more people out on bikes! As you get back in the saddle this spring, the Coalition wants to remind you of a six simple bike safety tips and laws to help … Continue reading


Walking school bus newest way to get to school in Ellsworth (Ellsworth American)

This article originally appeared on April 29, 2015 by Steve Fuller on Education, News, News-Featured ELLSWORTH — It was cool and overcast on the city’s streets early Wednesday morning, but that didn’t discourage the riders and crew members onboard the … Continue reading