Advocacy News

Bicycle Coalition of Maine Members, Allies to Engage Legislators In Support of Traffic Safety Education Bill


Proposed Legislation Would Help Reduce Pedestrian and Cyclist Traffic Deaths By Providing One Hour of Traffic Safety Education to Students Each Year April 7, 2017 – (AUGUSTA, Maine) The Bicycle Coalition of Maine is organizing Traffic Safety Day in Augusta … 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.

 

Maine Bike Advocates Applaud Passage of Safety Bill (MPBN)


AUGUSTA, Maine – Advocates for Maine’s bicyclists and pedestrians are celebrating one of the rare examples of political harmony in Augusta: passage of a bill designed to make Maine roads safer for those who are traveling on two wheels or … Continue reading

 

Press Release: Governor signs bill to protect walkers, bicyclists and other vulnerable users


  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian Allenby Communication Director Bicycle Coalition of Maine 207.623.4511 (office) 207.252.8688 (direct) brian@bikemaine.org bikemaine.org   Governor signs bill to protect walkers, bicyclists and other vulnerable users  June 19, 2015 – Portland ME – On Friday, June 12th, Governor LePage signed … Continue reading

 

Coalition Provides Testimony In Support of Funding for Bicycle/Pedestrian Projects


  Testimony in SUPPORT of LD 193 – An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects June 2, 2015 Good Afternoon Senator Hamper, Representative Rotundo, and distinguished members of the Committee on Appropriations and … Continue reading

 

Coalition Provides Testimony In Support of The Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act


Testimony in SUPPORT of LD 1301 An Act to improve the Safety of Vulnerable Users in Traffic and to Clarify the Responsibilities of Bicyclists and Pedestrians Good Afternoon Chairman Collins, Chairman McLean, and Members of the Committee. My name is … Continue reading

 

Coalition Provides Testimony In Support of Study on Transportation Funding Reform


Testimony in SUPPORT of LD 706 – Resolve, To Establish a Commission To Study Transportation Funding Reform Abby King, Advocacy Coordinator Bicycle Coalition of Maine April 14, 2015 Good Afternoon Chairman Collins, Chairman McLean, and Members of the Committee. My name … Continue reading

 

Coalition Provides Testimony In Support Of Transportation Funding


Testimony in SUPPORT of LD 901 – An Act To Ensure Sustainable Infrastructure Funding Abby King, Advocacy Coordinator Bicycle Coalition of Maine April 7, 2015 Good Afternoon Chairman Collins, Chairman McLean, and Members of the Committee. My name is Abby … Continue reading

 

Coalition Provides Testimony In Support Of Common-Sense Traffic Laws for Bicyclists


Testimony in SUPPORT of LD 903 – An Act To Allow in Certain Circumstances Two-wheeled Vehicles To Proceed through Red Lights and Make Right Turns on Red in Contravention of Posted Prohibitions Abby King, Advocacy Coordinator Bicycle Coalition of Maine April … 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.