Do your elected officials support biking and walking?

Maine residents throughout the state should have access to safe places to bike and walk for work, school, recreation, or transportation. Currently, many people report that they do not feel safe walking and biking on Maine’s roadways. By providing more facilities for active transportation (powered by human energy, primarily walking and bicycling), we can make every street safer for all users, reduce pollution and carbon emissions, and create vibrant communities. 

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine (BCM) invites all candidates for elected office to share their position on issues related to making Maine a better and safer place to bike and walk. All answers will be made public so voters can better understand their positions on active transportation.

Candidates: Please take this 5-10 minute survey on active transportation.

Maine residents: Ask your candidates to fill out the survey!

  1. Look up your candidate here: https://www.maine.gov/portal/government/edemocracy/voter_lookup.php 
  2. Contact your candidates: Google search your candidate’s name, city, and/or district to find a website, Facebook, Twitter, or other social media account. Use the sample text below to send an email or post on their social media page(s). 
  3. Register to vote: You can register to vote by filling out a voter registration card at your town office or city hall, through any motor vehicle branch office, in most state & federal social service agencies, or at voter registration drives. You can also download and print a Maine voter registration application. The deadline to register is October 18, 2022. Register using this link.
  4. Want to request an absentee ballot? Click here.

Sample email/social media post: 

I want everyone in my community to have access to safe places to bike and walk for work, school, recreation, and transportation. Currently, many people report that they do not feel safe walking and biking on many of Maine’s roadways. By providing more active transportation (bicycle and pedestrian) facilities, we can make every street safer for all users, reduce pollution and carbon emissions, and create vibrant communities.  

How will you support active transportation? Please take a few minutes to complete a survey from the Bicycle Coalition of Maine to share your position on issues related to making Maine a better and safer place to bike and walk: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfD4zFMNtmC0TEbvnYU_dj6BwxPEL8rnpOEkAPcb5PdopcdvQ/viewform