Advocacy News

3 Feet – It’s The Law

Throughout 2014, communities across Maine have been installing local and state road signs to educate motorists about the law requiring cars to give a minimum of 3-feet of space when passing bicycles and pedestrians. Most recently, four signs were installed in Monmouth – … Continue reading

 

Coalition Provides Testimony In Support of Transit

  On March 31, 2015, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine provided testimony before the Maine State Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Transportation in support of two bills that would improve transit and public transportation in Maine.

 

City’s K-8 school set to launch “Walking School Bus” program (Ellsworth American)

This article originally appeared on ellsworthamerican.com January 26, 2015 by Steve Fuller ELLSWORTH — The city’s K-8 school was recently awarded funding to start a program that encourages students to walk to and from school, rather than take the bus. The … Continue reading

 

Norway to start ‘Walking School Bus’ program at elementary school (Oxford Hills Sun Journal)

This article originally appeared on SunJournal.com Leslie H. Dixon. Staff Writer Oxford Hills | Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 2:39 pm PARIS — Roughly 120 of the approximately 475 students at Rowe Elementary School may become part of a pilot … Continue reading

 

14 Maine Bicyclists and Pedestrians Lose Their Lives in 2014 (Press Release)

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 14 Maine Bicyclists and Pedestrians Lose Their Lives in 2014 Bicycle Coalition of Maine Monitoring Latest Bicycle / Pedestrian Crash Data  January … Continue reading

 

14 bicyclists and pedestrians lose their lives in 2014 (WCSH6)

This article originally appeared on WCSH6.com PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Recent MaineDOT data shows that 14 bicyclists and pedestrians were killed in Maine in 2014. Of these fatalities, 12 were pedestrians and two were killed while riding bicycles. Additionally, … Continue reading

 

Maine Had 14 Biking and Pedestrian Deaths in 2014 (MPBN)

This article originally appeared on MPBN.net   Fourteen people in Maine lost their lives while biking and walking in 2014. “And it’s a sad reality, but we think it is important for folks to know,” says Brian Allenby, of the … Continue reading

 

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