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Imagine Bikes Here 1: Bike Lanes in South Portland
July 22, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
9am-10:30am – Introduction and Mini-Training at South Portland Planning Office, 496 Ocean Street, South Portland in the Hannaford Room.
10:30am – 1pm – Pop-Up Bike Lane Installation at Cottage Rd at Walnut Street, South Portland
This event is the first in our Imagine Bikes Here campaign, which will create sanctioned, temporary traffic safety demonstration projects in several communities in southern Maine. We will use cones, bollards, signs, sandbags, and temporary paint in order to demonstrate the value of dedicated bicycle facilities and traffic calming measures. Demonstration projects will include bike lanes, curb extensions to improve walking conditions and to calm and slow traffic, and other bicycle and pedestrian improvements.
The South Portland event will include a short training in how to plan a project and work with municipal staff, followed by actual installation of new bike lanes on Cottage Road in South Portland. The goal of the training is to prepare participants to create similar demonstrations in their communities.
Space is limited to twelve participants. Lunch will be provided. In the case of rain or severe weather, this event will take place on Thursday July 23rd.
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