Advocacy News

2016 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program

2016 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program Due April 15, 2016 The Aetna Foundation is seeking Requests for Proposals to fund projects that support communities’ efforts to become healthier places to live, work, learn, play, and pray. This program will support … Continue reading


Coastal grants available for municipal and regional projects

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Maine Coastal Program announced that it is seeking applications for a new round of coastal grants for FY 2017. The grants are for municipal and regional projects in Maine’s Coastal Zone. This … Continue reading


2013 Bicycle Coalition of Maine Annual Appeal

  Click here to give to the Annual Fund now. At a time when increasing numbers of Mainers and Americans are embracing bicycling for health, transportation, and recreation, your commitment to the Bicycle Coalition of Maine is more important than … Continue reading


Bicycle Coalition of Maine Summer Appeal

  Dear Friend of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine: As we enjoy all that summer has to offer, like me, you most likely have a list of ideas for making Maine better for bicycling.  Your wish list might include fewer … Continue reading


Help Save Bicycle/Pedestrian Funding TODAY!

  Legislative Action Alert! Please help us maintain the Transportation Alternatives program which is the only dedicated federal funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects.  Just last year Congress cut this funding by 30%.  Senator Paul of Kentucky has introduced an amendment to … Continue reading


Urge your State Senator and Representative to support bike & pedestrian funding!

  Background The Appropriations Committee is currently looking at 30 bonds to issue.  A number of them focus on transportation.  LD 16 asks for $100 million for transportation infrastructure including $5 million for bike/ped projects.  One other proposed bond specifies … Continue reading


PPH Highlights Coalition in Discussion about new Transportation Bill

  The new federal transportation bill, signed into law last week, includes some controversial potential cuts for bicycle and pedestrian funding.  The Portland Press Herald contacted the Coalition for the bikers’ perspective. Transportation bill presents potential ‘triple whammy’ By Kevin … Continue reading


Bike-Pedestrian Funding Opportunity Soon to be Announced by MaineDOT!

If you think improvements such as sidewalks, crossing improvements, traffic calming, improved signage, bike lanes, etc. would increase safety and get more students walking and biking to school or after school activities in your community, please contact Maine Safe Routes … Continue reading