Advocacy News

Bicycle Coalition of Maine Announces Annual Award Winners


The Bicycle Coalition of Maine has announced the winners of its 2017 Annual Awards, honoring eight Maine individuals and organizations for their commitment to making Maine better for biking and walking in 2016. “Each of these winners exemplifies what is … Continue reading

 

Acadia National Park Transportation Concepts Position


Acadia National Park (ANP) is one of Maine’s BEST places to bicycle, featuring Carriage Paths, the Park Loop Road and many other attractions. The park is facing some extreme transportation challenges, namely, very large numbers of motor vehicles and buses on roads … Continue reading

 

2016 Annual Appeal


CLICK HERE TO GIVE THE GIFT OF SAFER BICYCLING Dear Friend: What steps do you take to keep yourself safe when riding? Perhaps you’re someone who wears hi-visibility clothing, or always uses hand signals when turning? Maybe you use lights … Continue reading

 

A Successful National Walk to School Day!


Hundreds of Maine school children walked or biked to school with family members, school staff and volunteers in celebration of National Walk to School Day on October 5th. Organized events were planned at schools across the state throughout October, which is … Continue reading

 

Bicycling Advocates Warn of Rise in Bike and Pedestrian Accidents


This article originally appeared on MainePublic.org BANGOR, Maine – A Maine group that promotes bicycling says it’s noticed an uptick in the number of fatal crashes between automobiles and bicyclists and pedestrians in recent weeks. Three people have been killed in separate incidents … Continue reading

 

Safety gets spruced up for a day in streets of Waterville


This article originally appeared on PressHerald.com BY MADELINE ST. AMOUR WATERVILLE — What looked like colorful fall decor popped up Wednesday morning near busy intersections on Main and Front streets here. The hay bales, pumpkins and flowers weren’t just to … Continue reading

 

The future is in good hands


This article originally appeared in the Ellsworth American Dear Editor: People like to complain about young folks. But during and after BikeMaine’s visit to Lubec I received a lovely surprise. We had youngsters from the Lubec Consolidated School, the Campobello … Continue reading

 

Waterville to Install Temporary Curb Extensions to Increase Pedestrian Safety (Video)


This article originally appeared on WABI.TV BRANDON DOYEN Click here to watch the video Downtown Waterville will soon feature temporary curb extensions to shorten pedestrian crossings. It’s part of a two-part safety demonstration project organized by the city and the … Continue reading

 

Safe Routes to School Newsletter Archive


The Maine Safe Routes to School Program compiles a monthly newsletter to keep you in the know about local success stories, exciting program updates, and funding opportunities. Check out our past newsletters for inspiration, then SIGN UP for our SRTS … Continue reading

 

City of Gardiner receives grant from Bicycle Coalition of Maine


This article originally appeared on Bangordailynews.com GARDINER, Maine — The city of Gardiner is proud to announce it will receive a $12,300 challenge grant from the Bicycle Coalition of Maine to support the community’s ongoing bicycle and pedestrian projects, including the … Continue reading