Advocacy News

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

 

3 Feet – It’s The Law

Throughout 2014, communities across Maine have been installing local and state road signs to educate motorists about the law requiring cars to give a minimum of 3-feet of space when passing bicycles and pedestrians. Most recently, four signs were installed in Monmouth – … Continue reading

 

Coalition Provides Testimony In Support of Transit

  On March 31, 2015, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine provided testimony before the Maine State Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Transportation in support of two bills that would improve transit and public transportation in Maine.

 

Coalition Provides Testimony in Support of Safer Driving

  On February 27th, 2015, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine provided testimony before the Maine State Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Transportation in support of two bills that would limit the use of cell phones while driving.

 

Western Maine Active Communities Conference (WMACC) Coming Soon!

Do you like biking and walking and you live in Western Maine? We want to meet you at this awesome upcoming FREE conference! The Western Maine Active Communities Conference is for business owners, town managers and planners, school board members … Continue reading

 

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