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VTBIKEPEDPOLICY-L  April 2000

VTBIKEPEDPOLICY-L April 2000

Subject:

Fw: Bike Maine Calendar, Schools, and Mailing Parties Deluxe!!!

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George Plumb <[log in to unmask]>

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George Plumb <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 6 Apr 2000 13:54:33 -0400

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----- Original Message -----
From: "BCM" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2000 3:36 PM
Subject: Bike Maine Calendar, Schools, and Mailing Parties Deluxe!!!


> ***********************************************************************
> 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.
> ***********************************************************************
>
> Dear Bicyclists,
>
> First the amazing news!  Over 100 schools signed up for the School
> Bicycle Safety Education Program that MDOT has contracted the Bicycle
> Coalition of Maine to do!  At this point we will be visiting 78 schools,
> making 225 presentations to nearly 7,300 students from Madawaska to York,
> and Fryburg to Perry!  A front page article in the Spring Issue of Maine
> Cyclists has the story (coming out early next week).
>
> We are also very pleased to announce the arrival of the first BikeMaine
> Event Calendar--a fold out newspaper calendar listing just about every
> biking event happening in Maine this year.  A copy will be included with
> the next  issue of Maine Cyclist. Calendars will also be distributed
> through bikeshops, health clubs, Maine's Visitor Centers, etc.  We will
> also have information about the Maine Bike Rally with this newsletter.
>
> Which brings us to the ever important subject of VOLUNTEERS--we love 'em,
> we need 'em, we wouldn't exist with out 'em,,,,,em hum Hmm -- I mean YOU!
>  This weekend we have nearly 10,000 pieces of mail to prepare for bulk
> mailings: Maine Cyclists, Rally Brochures, Event Calendars.  We will need
> lots of extra hands to tackle this pile of work and we have several
> options.  IF YOU CAN HELP at one of the times listed below, please e-mail
> Jeff ([log in to unmask]) by Friday midday or just show up (RSVP is
> appreciated to help forecast food needed) at the following
> day/place/times:
>
>          Saturday 5 - 9 pm University of New England,
>                   Biddeford, Campus Center (Pizza Shift)
>
>          Sunday 10 am - 2 pm University of Southern Maine,
>                   Portland, Campus Center (Mid-day Shift)
>
>          Sunday 2 - 5 pm USM Portland,
>                   Campus Center (Afternoon Shift)
>
>          Sunday 5 - 9 pm USM Portland,
>                   Campus Center (Pizza Dinner shift)
>
> We would also happily accept donations of food for any of you so
> motivated!
>
> You are welcome to join us for one of more shifts.  If you can not stay
> for a full shift, we will happily accept what time and energy you can
> contribute.  Should we be so fortunate as to get everything done early, I
> just might take folks out for ice cream!
>
> Below is info about legislation that is part of the Smart Growth movement
> - please show your support of the legislation if you are concerned about
> preventing sprawl.
>
> Finally, a calendar of upcoming meetings etc is listed, including two new
> and IMPORTANT hearing on April 12 & 13 about the Kennebec River Rail
> Trail - bicyclists support is desperately needed at both.
>
> That's all for now.  I do hope to see some of you this weekend in
> Biddeford and Portland.
>
> Jeff
> __________________________________
>
> A year ago the Eco-Eco Smart Growth Forum came together in a common
> cause---to better understand the costs and consequences of development
> sprawl; to learn about the public benefits of "smart growth" and methods
> to achieve this in our communities and state; and, to advocate for these
> positive approaches to development. We learned together and we worked
> collaboratively with Legislators and the Administration to craft bills
> that will provide essential tools and incentives for communities and
> create a foundation for future smart growth policy initiatives.
>
> Among other pieces of important legislation, there are three bills which
> have passed the committee process, received ought to pass votes, and will
> come to the floor of the House and Senate soon. Please do what you can to
> explain to your Legislators why these bills are crucial to
> Maine---economically, environmentally, and for our quality of life. In
> brief:
>
> LD 2600 is the land use bill that helps improve the condition of downtown
> areas in our service centers, encourages schools to be located in
> designated growth areas, directs state support to municipal
> infrastructure to locally designated areas, and encourages that state
> buildings be located in or near downtowns. The bill would provide vital
> funds to support comprehensive planning and technical assistance through
> SPO to communities.
>
> LD 2550 The highway access management bill empowers MDOT and communities
> to manage access to arterial roads. The bill can reduce and prevent
> sprawl, protect major public investments in highways, help maintain 55
> MPH speed limits, and will likely reduce accident rates caused by curb
> cuts and related traffic congestion problems.
>
> LD 2669 Creates a second tier revenue sharing process that assists
> service center communities, reduces the tax penalties for withdrawing
> from the farm and open space program (thereby encouraging wider
> participation) to the Constitutional minimum, and eliminates taxes on
> electricity for farm operations.
>
> If you are interested there will be a meeting of the Eco Eco Forum on
> April 21, 9:30-1:00 at MDOT in Augusta to review our progress and
> evaluate our process with promoting smart growth in Maine.
>
> _______________________
>
> April
>
> 8 - Bicycle Safety Instructor Course 9 - 4:30pm,
>            University of New England, Biddeford, [log in to unmask],
> 288-3028
>
> 9 Belfast Training Ride, 9:30am, Belfast Coop, 25mi Tour, Judy Ottmann,
> 338-1757
>
> 12 7pm, Augusta City Hall - Hearing to approve a RR Crossing near Capitol
> Park for the Kennebec River Rail Trail - BICYCLIST SUPPORT NEEDED  to
> move project forward
>
> 13 7pm Gardiner City Hall - Hearing contesting the approval of the
> Kennebec River Rail Trail  BICYCLIST SUPPORT NEEDED TO SAVE THE
> PROJECT!!! Contact David Auclair for more info at [log in to unmask]
> 623-4351
>
> 16 Belfast Training Ride, 9:30am, Belfast Coop, 25mi Tour, Laine
> Alexander, 338-4584
>
> 22 - Bicycle Safety Instructor Course 9 - 4:30pm,
>             University of New England, Biddeford, [log in to unmask],
> 288-3028
>
> 22 Free Earthday Bike Cab Rides with Port City Bike Cabs,
>            The Hub, Portland, www.rapidhub.com, 772-6610
>
> 23 CeMMBA Mtn Bike Ride, www.CeMMBA.org, Glenn & Laurie Fenlason,
>           [log in to unmask], 877-9844
>
> 23 Belfast Training Ride, 9:30am, Belfast Coop, 25mi Tour, Skip
> Pendleton, 338-4427
>
> 27 Maine Transportation Safety Conference, 8am, Augusta Civic Center,
> Rayette Hudon, 874-0622
>
> 29  8am York County Trek Training Ride led by BCM Founder Charley
> LaFlamme, Exit 3, running weekly and starting with 15 or 20 miles before
> building up to 50-70 miles.  Contact Charley at 646-0635 or
> [log in to unmask]
>
> 29 HOPE Festival Fun Ride, 11am, Brewer Auditorium, 5-10 mile Tour,
>          Nancy Jacobson, [log in to unmask], 848-0722
>
> 29 Chebeaque Island Getaway w/ Abnaki Outing Club, 10mi Tour,
>             David Auclair, [log in to unmask], 623-4351
>
> 30 Road War III Criterium, 11am, Bowdoin College, Brunswick,
>              20-30mi Races, Tom Ryan, [log in to unmask], 721-5203
>
> 30 BSE Instructor Review Session - those of you know who your are! 10-2
> Augusta.
>
> 30 Belfast Training Ride, 9:30am, Belfast Coop, 25mi Tour, Judy Ottmann,
> 338-1757
>
> 30 Bath to Brunswick w/ Merrymeeting Wheelers, Shaw's Parking Lot,
>             Bath, 20mi Tour,  [log in to unmask], 882-7206
>
> 30 Car Free Acadia Day, Acadia National Park, Park Loop closed to cars
>             (except Ocean Drive), Wanda Moran, [log in to unmask],
> 288-5459
>
> *****************************
> 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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