Category Archives: Coalition News

BikeMaine 2014 generated $395,000 for local communities (Lewiston Sun Journal)

This article originally appeared on SunJournal.com  Wednesday, December 17, 2014 PORTLAND —  The second annual BikeMaine seven-day bicycle ride contributed an estimated $395,000 in direct economic benefits to the communities along its route. The ride, produced by the Bicycle Coalition … Continue reading

 

Maine Supreme Court upholds $750K award to victim of bicycle accident (BDN)

This article was originally posted on bangordailynews.com. By Christopher Cousins, BDN Staff Posted Dec. 17, 2014, at 12:19 p.m. AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday upheld a $750,000 award to the victim of a 2010 bicycle accident and in the … Continue reading

 

Paving plan well received (Times Record)

MDOT officials attend meeting in Woolwich BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff After hearing a presentation Monday night on the Maine Department of Transportation’s plans to mill and pave a section of Route 1 next summer, town officials — and … Continue reading

 

Maine high court upholds $750,000 award to bicyclist hit by school bus (PPH)

The Supreme Judicial Court rejected an appeal by the bus company seeking to overturn last year’s jury verdict in favor of Romanian student Monica Semian. BY SCOTT DOLAN STAFF WRITER sdolan@pressherald.com | @scottddolan | 207-791-6304 The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has upheld a $750,000 judgment awarded … Continue reading

 

Complete Streets: Maine Seeks to Make Roadways More People-Friendly (MPBN)

Complete Streets: Maine Seeks to Make Roadways More People-Friendly By IRWIN GRATZ • DEC 10, 2014 When Main Street in Bangor was last re-built it wasn’t a “Complete Street.” Who says so? State Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt. And he ought … Continue reading

 

We Want To Hear From You. Please Take Our Strategic Planning Survey!

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine is in the midst of developing a comprehensive five-year strategic plan and we want your input!   We’re gathering the insights of people who have an interest in making Maine better for bicycling and walking. … Continue reading

 

Despite rain, city’s big weekend deemed successful

This article originally appeared in the American Journal.  Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:36 pm | Updated: 11:05 am, Fri Sep 12, 2014. By Andrew Rice arice@keepmecurrent.com |0 comments WESTBROOK – The city and its event organizers and volunteers are decompressing this week following … Continue reading

 

Portland Celebrates PARK(ing) Day 2014 (Press Release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Portland Celebrates PARK(ing) Day 2014 Parking spaces around the globe to be temporarily reclaimed as public space September 17, 2014, Portland, ME — On Friday, Portland artists, businesses, activists, and citizens will participate in an international event … Continue reading

 

Westbrook Hosts First Open Streets Event (Press Release)

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Abby King – Bicycle Coalition of Maine – 207-740-8753 – abby@bikemaine.org Westbrook Hosts First Open Streets Event A Car-Free Community Celebration in the Street WESTBROOK, Maine. The first “Open Streets Westbrook” Event is planned … Continue reading

 

Press Release: Maine Department of Transportation Adopts Complete Streets Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Maine Department of Transportation Adopts Complete Streets Policy Bicycle Coalition of Maine, GrowSmart Maine and other partners join together to help create an innovative statewide policy PORTLAND, Maine – The Bicycle Coalition of Maine and GrowSmart Maine … Continue reading