Category Archives: Speak up for Biking

ALLEN AFIELD: Give cyclists room (Morning Sentinel)

This article originally appeared in the Morning Sentinel   July 12  ALLEN AFIELD: Give cyclists room  BY KEN ALLEN In June, a truck hit and killed a Massachusetts bicyclist during the Trek Across Maine, making an enormous impression on me … Continue reading

 

Cyclists say there’s a pro-motorist bias when tragedy strikes (BDN)

This article originally appeared in the Bangor Daily News. Cyclists say there’s a pro-motorist bias when tragedy strikes By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff Posted June 25, 2013, at 4:46 p.m. Last modified June 25, 2013, at 7:15 p.m.   BELFAST, Maine — Two weeks … 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

 

Coalition Announces Community Spokes Training

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine is going to be offering its “Community Spokes” training on November 13, 2012.  Would you or someone you know like to join us for a day of fun, learning, and planning for a more bike-and walk-friendly Maine? Simply … Continue reading

 

The Importance of Sharing the Road

An article in the Bangor Daily News about the importance of bicyclists and motorists sharing the road. We all need to share the road By Julia Bayly, BDN Staff Posted July 26, 2012, at 1:08 p.m. FORT KENT, Maine — … Continue reading

 

PPH Reports Portland Leads Decline in Car Ownership

  Portland at forefront of decline in car ownership Many do it out of necessity, others by choice, but the trend is steady. By Tom Belltbell@mainetoday.com Staff Writer PORTLAND – Three years ago, Janet Burgess was several months behind in … Continue reading

 

Tips on Sharing Multi-Use Paths

Blood on the bike path: What a tragic accident teaches us about safely sharing the trails By Joel Gwadz A few weeks ago, just outside of Washington, D.C., a woman was hit and killed by a man on a bicycle while walking … Continue reading

 

Bicycling Editorial in Bangor Daily News

Are conservatives engaged in a war on bicycling? By Matt Bernier, Special to the BDN My family has been bicycling a lot lately. For my lovely wife and me, it has been about losing weight and getting in shape to … Continue reading

 

Check out the Coalition’s Bike Rodeo at the Celebrate Portland Festival this weekend!

Grab your bikes and join us for the final stop of The 2012 Community Tour at the Celebrate Portland Festival in Payson Park on July 7, 10am-2pm as we say thank you to those who give their hearts, time and … Continue reading

 

Dave Richard, President of Central Maine Cycling Club, talks about the Trek and the Coalition on TV

As someone who rode the Trek this year with his whole family, Dave, President of Central Maine Cycling Club, knows all about bike safety.  Check out this video where he shares his experiences on the Trek and talks about the … Continue reading