Advocacy News

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

 

14 Maine Bicyclists and Pedestrians Lose Their Lives in 2014 (Press Release)

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 14 Maine Bicyclists and Pedestrians Lose Their Lives in 2014 Bicycle Coalition of Maine Monitoring Latest Bicycle / Pedestrian Crash Data  January … Continue reading

 

14 bicyclists and pedestrians lose their lives in 2014 (WCSH6)

This article originally appeared on WCSH6.com PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Recent MaineDOT data shows that 14 bicyclists and pedestrians were killed in Maine in 2014. Of these fatalities, 12 were pedestrians and two were killed while riding bicycles. Additionally, … Continue reading

 

Maine Had 14 Biking and Pedestrian Deaths in 2014 (MPBN)

This article originally appeared on MPBN.net   Fourteen people in Maine lost their lives while biking and walking in 2014. “And it’s a sad reality, but we think it is important for folks to know,” says Brian Allenby, of the … Continue reading

 

Proper Helmet Use Keeps Kids Safe – VIDEO (WCSH6)

This piece originally appeared on wcsh6.com Proper Helmet Use Keeps Kids Safe Tim Goff, WCSH4:58 p.m. EDT July 7, 2014 (Photo: NEWS CENTER) PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — While more people are using helmets when biking and skating than ever, many … Continue reading

 

Memorial Bridge helps fuel bicycling boom (Seacoast Online)

By Deborah McDermott dmcdermott@seacoastonline.com May 04, 2014 2:00 AM KITTERY, Maine — Memorial Bridge is open to bicyclists for the first full season this year, and its well-marked bike lanes mean riders are already surging into Kittery to take advantage of … Continue reading

 

Queen City Cyclists Call for Safety (WABI)

  This article originally appeared on WABI.tv   Bangor bikers want to make the city a safer place to cycle. Locals gathered to discuss that at a meeting downtown Thursday. Representatives from the Bicycle Coalition of Maine and the Penquis … Continue reading

 

Bike Brightly Campaign Launches with Light Giveaway and Night Ride

  For more information on the Bike Brightly program, please visit: Website: http://www.bikemaine.org/lights  Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/560236257358583/     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian AllenbyCommunication DirectorBicycle Coalition of Maine207.252.8688brian@bikemaine.orgbikemaine.org   Bike Brightly Campaign Launches with Light Giveaway and Night Ride  Tuesday, October 29, … Continue reading

 

Deirdre Fleming: Law can provide a yardstick to gauge safety for Maine cyclists

  This article originally appeared in the Portland Press Herald. Deirdre Fleming: Law can provide a yardstick to gauge safety for Maine cyclists The Bicycle Coalition of Maine (BCM) touts our state as having some of the nation’s most bike-friendly … 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