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VTBIKEPEDPOLICY-L  March 2000

VTBIKEPEDPOLICY-L March 2000

Subject:

Fw: Bike Safety in the Schools!

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George Plumb <[log in to unmask]>

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George Plumb <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 21 Mar 2000 08:16:54 -0500

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FYI,

George
----- Original Message -----
From: "BCM" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2000 10:51 AM
Subject: Bike Safety in the Schools!


>
> ***********************************************************************
> Advocating bicycling safety, education, and access in Maine, the Bicycle
> Coalition of Maine is working to make Maine accessible and safe for all
> residents and visitors so they may comfortably and responsibly bicycle.
> The BCM also promotes bicycling for transportation, health, recreation,
> and fun to enhance our communities, environment, and economy.
> ***********************************************************************
>
> Now of any school kids who could benefit from some bike safety education?
>  GOOD NEWS!  The Bicycle Coalition of Maine in partnership with the Maine
> Coalition for Safe Kids has been awarded a contract by the Maine
> Department of Transportation to do Bicycle Safety Education Presentations
> in schools across Maine.  A letter is going out today to schools
> statewide informing them of the program that will be free for the
> schools.  It may be helpful for you to URGE SCHOOLS IN YOUR COMMUNITY to
> sign up for the program that includes grades 1-8.  A team of 30 of the
> BCM's Bicycle Safety Instructors (BSI) will be giving the presentations.
> There are two BSI courses being scheduled for April - more on that next
> time.
>
> The Bicycle Safety Education Presentations will be made April 24 through
> the end of the school year.  In addition to this exciting new program, we
> are working on developing Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for TV and
> radio, developing a statewide calendar of bike events and more. As you
> might imagine we have a VERY BUSY spring and summer ahead of us -- any
> energy you can donate to the BCM volunteering here in the office in Bar
> Harbor would be most appreciated!  Don't forget there is the BCM B&B
> offer and it is a great excuse to visit Acadia!  E-mail Jeff at the BCM
> office at [log in to unmask]
>
> In other cool and exciting news, the Center for Environmental Education
> is holding a conference April 8th at the Chewonki School (Wiscasset) on
> "Committing to Renewable Energy: Lowering our personal CO2 Emissions to
> Address Global Warming."  There is Transportation workshop on "Clean
> Cities" which focuses mostly on alternate fueled vehicles and others
> ranging from Solar Power to Energy Conservation. For more info call Peter
> Arnold at 882-7323 or [log in to unmask]  If you are interested in
> staffing a display table for the BCM, please call Jeff at 288-3028 or
> e-mail [log in to unmask]
>
> There are numerous hearings scheduled these next several weeks on the
> Downeast Trail, Eastern Trail, and the East Coast Greenway (which
> incorporates both the Downeast and Eastern Trails).  BICYCLIST INPUT IS
> STILL NEEDED!!  Please make an effort to attend any of these hearings
> that are in your region.  The Downeast Trail draft report is available
> for review on www.bikerizzo.com.
>
> Another road hearing tomorrow too.  Hope you are all well!
>
> Jeff
>
> __________________
>
> Notice of Public Meeting in DURHAM regarding improvements to ROUTE 9
> TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2000
> 7:00 p.m. TO 9:00 p.m. AT DURHAM TOWN OFFICE
> MDOT is planning to construct highway improvements to Route 9 beginning
> at the northerly junction with Route 136 in Durham and extending 6.4
> kilometers (4 miles) east to Route 125 in Lisbon Falls.
> Scope of work to include reclamation of current road, structural overlay,
> 4' PAVED SHOULDERS, ditching, culvert improvements, some clearing and
> guardrail improvements. Any inquiries regarding this project may be
> directed to the attention of Holly Anderson, Project Manager, MDOT,
> 287-3172.
> _____________
>
> CALENDAR
>
> March
> 20 - 7pm Downeast Trail Final Recommendations Hearing, Washington St
> School Cafeteria, 102 Washington St., BREWER
> 21 - 7pm Downeast Trail Final Rec. Hearing, ELLSWORTH City Hall
> 22 - 7pm Downeast Trail Final Rec. Hearing, Univ. of Maine MACHIAS,
> Kimbal Hall - Portside Room
> 23 - 7pm Downeast Trail Final Rec. Hearing, Washington County Tech.
> College, Assembly Room in the Administration building, CALAIS
> 27 - 7pm East Coast Greenway Planning Meeting, THOMASTON, Watts Hall
> 28 - 7pm Eastern Trail Hearing, SACO City Hall Auditorium
> 30 - 7pm Eastern Trail Hearing, SCARBOROGH Town Hall
> 31 - 7pm ORONO Land Trust w/ BCM Presentation by Director Jeff Miller,
> United Methodist Church of Orono, 36 Oak St. - open to the public
>
> April
> 3 - 7pm East Coast Greenway Planning Meeting, Belfast, Boat House
> 4 - 7pm East Coast Greenway Planning Meeting, Bucksport Town Office
>
>
> *****************************
> Please pass along BCM e-mail updates to help spread the word.  Also
> encourage other bicyclists you know to join the BCM if they haven't done
> so already.  If you have comments or submissions for the BCM e-mail
> updates or wish to stop receiving them, please contact us at
> [log in to unmask]
> *****************************
>
>
> Jeffrey Miller, Executive Director
> Bicycle Coalition of Maine
> P.O. Box 5275
> Augusta, ME 04332
> (207) 288-3028
> [log in to unmask]
> http://www.BikeMaine.org/
>
>

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