Advocacy News

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

 

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

 

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

 

COMMUNITY SPOKES CHAMPION EDUCATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF MAINE’S 3- FOOT LAW

  In 2007, Maine’s “3-Foot Law” went into effect. The law requires cars to pass bicyclists with “due care” by giving them at least three feet of clearance when passing. In 2013, The Coalition worked with state legislators to pass … Continue reading

 

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