Advocacy News

Mayor Brennan Accepts U.S. Transportation Secretary’s Challenge

Portland Mayor Michael Brennan recently accepted the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx’s ‘Mayor’s Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets’ effort, which challenges city leaders to raise the bar for bicyclist and pedestrian safety. The Bicycle Coalition of … Continue reading


Maine Cycling Club Supports Bicycle Safety in Lewiston/Auburn

We’re happy to share this Guest Post from Joe Pelliccia, A Bicycle Coalition of Maine Community Spoke and Board Member of the Maine Cycling Club, based in Auburn.


Maine Voices: Recent pedestrian deaths remind us roadways are full of vulnerable users (PPH)

This opinion piece originally appeared on ABOUT THE AUTHORS Lauri Boxer-Macomber, attorney at law, and James Tassé, assistant director of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, are both members of the coalition’s Bicycle Law Enforcement Collaborative. The recent tragic and avoidable deaths … Continue reading


Project envisions city becoming bike-friendly (KeepME Current)

This article originally appeared on By Kate Irish Collins 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


2015 Legislative Wrap-Up

We’ve wrapped up an intense and productive legislative session at the State House this year. Thanks to the support of our members and partners we have four big victories to report.


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

This article originally appeared on 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


MaineDOT Accepting Applications for Free New 3-Foot Passing Signs

Car drivers must give at least three feet of distance when passing a bicyclist in Maine. To help educate drivers about this law, the MaineDOT is accepting applications for free 3-foot bicycle passing law signs from municipalities that would like to … Continue reading


Road Diets Across Maine

  The Bicycle Coalition of Maine and our network of local advocates are becoming increasingly involved with “road diets” or reconfigurations that reduce the number or width of vehicle lanes on roads across Maine. Want to learn more about what a road … Continue reading


BikeShare Taking off in Norway Maine

Community Spokes Scott Vlaun and Seal Rossignol are pleased to report that a new BikeShare program run by the Center for an Ecology Based Economy is taking off in Norway, Maine. Scott, Seal,and their partners are co-founders of the Center … Continue reading


Woolwich Goes On A Road Diet

Advocates in the small town of Woolwich, Maine worked with residents, neighbors and advocates in neighboring communities, town officials, and the MaineDOT to put Route 1 on a road diet. A road diet reduces the width or number of travel lanes … Continue reading