Advocacy News

Project envisions city becoming bike-friendly (KeepME Current)

This article originally appeared on KeepMECurrent.com By Kate Irish Collins kcollins@keepmecurrent.com The city of South Portland was chosen by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine to be the inaugural community in its new “Imagine Bikes Here” campaign, which creates temporary bicycle … Continue reading

 

South Portland project puts bike lanes to real-time test (The Forecaster)

This article originally appeared on theforecaster.net SOUTH PORTLAND — The city and Bicycle Coalition of Maine have created two temporary bicycle and walking lanes on Cottage Road as part of a pilot campaign to demonstrate how inexpensive and easy the process … Continue reading

 

Bicycle Coalition talks safety with Bethel residents (Oxford Hills Sun Journal)

This article originally appeared on SunJournal.com MATTHEW DAIGLE, Staff Writer | Oxford Hills Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 6:15 pm BETHEL – The assistant director of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine advised selectmen and other residents Monday night that there needs … Continue reading

 

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) brian@bikemaine.org bikemaine.org   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 bangordailynews.com 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 SunJournal.com   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 WMTW.com 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 SunJournal.com 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 BangorDailyNews.com 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