Advocacy News

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

 

Project envisions city becoming bike-friendly (KeepME Current)

This article originally appeared on KeepMECurrent.com By Kate Irish Collins kcollins@keepmecurrent.com 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 SunJournal.com 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

 

Community Spokes Training – May 20

  The Community Spokes Program is the Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s effort to create a statewide network of bicycle and pedestrian advocates at the local level. We empower Mainers to become champions of better biking and walking through advocacy training, … Continue reading