Advocacy News

Play Everywhere Challenge


Grant Applications are Due May 31 KaBOOM! is excited to announce the launch of the Play Everywhere Challenge, a national competition that will award $1 million in prizes for the best ideas that make cities more playable for kids and families. The Challenge is … Continue reading

 

Grants and Community Recreation Program – 2017 Awards Now Open


The Grants and Community Recreation Program within the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands is pleased to announce that the application period is now officially open for the 2017 grant awards. The Land and Water Conservation Fund was established to assist … Continue reading

 

How to make Lewiston-Auburn safer for crossing the street (L/A Sun Journal)


This article originally appeared on sunjournal.com Amanda Cullen, Staff Writer Lewiston-Auburn | Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 10:32 pm LEWISTON — More sidewalks and better bike paths were among the solutions to problems with pedestrian travel offered by the Bicycle Coalition of … Continue reading

 

Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) – Transportation Alternatives Program


The MaineDOT funds large comprehensive road projects that can include bicycle and pedestrian elements like bike lanes and crosswalks through a variety of state and federal sources. But MaineDOT funding for stand-alone bicycle and pedestrian project like a separate sidewalk construction project … Continue reading

 

Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) Program


Each year the State of Maine Office of Community Development receives funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to be distributed to eligible Maine communities under the Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) Program. Some of these funds can be used for … Continue reading

 

Regional Councils of Government (COGs)


All organized towns in Maine are part of a Council of Governments, or COG. COGs also serve as the Regional Planning Organizations for their member towns. These regional entities can sometimes provide funding or technical assistance to municipalities that want … Continue reading

 

Municipal Planning Organizations (MPOs)


Maine’s four urbanized areas (Portland area, Bangor area, Kittery area, and greater Lewiston-Auburn) are part of Metropolitan Planning Organizations or MPOs. If your community is part of the MPO region it is eligible for planning and construction money through that entity. … Continue reading

 

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 PressHerald.com 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