BikeShare Taking off in Norway Maine

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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 for an Ecology Based Economy, or CEBE, based in Norway Maine. Their organization works to engage the community in developing practical, ecological solutions to perennial needs.

CEBE BikeShare is an effort to reduce carbon emissions by offering alternative transportation for utilitarian riders in the downtown Norway, South Paris, and Oxford area. By offering free use of cargo bikes, CEBE will promote a healthier, more sustainable mode of transport. This program also helps to support the local economy by providing transportation for community members to shop and run errands, as well as promote bicycling for the local bike shop.

The program has over 40 registrants and has just received a grant from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund to help keep the project going. Bi-weekly Skillshares are being held to prepare the bikes for being road ready! Visit http://ecologybasedeconomy.org/transport.html for more information.

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