AUGUSTA — The Bicycle Coalition of Maine has produced new posters with information about how vehicles and bicycles can share the road safely. The posters are available free by contacting the coalition at info@BikeMaine.org or by phoning (207) 623-4511.
The posters give six safety messages:
• Expect bicyclists on the road.
• Watch for children.
• Don’t honk your horn.
• Pass with care — give bikes three feet.
• Use extra caution in bad conditions.
• Be careful at intersections.
The Bicycle Coalition also has produced new “Share the Road” bumper stickers and informational cards about Maine bicycling laws, choosing the right bicycle helmet and rules for motorists and cyclists. All feature the Bicycle Coalition’s new logo, created by Jodie Lapchick of Lapchick & Co. The educational materials are available at www.BikeMaine.org or by e-mailing info@BikeMaine.org.
The Bicycle Coalition’s new logo represents its diverse membership, including children, parents, teachers, bike commuters, returning adult cyclists, racers and community-based advocates. A grant from the Bureau of Highway Safety helped pay for the new posters and educational materials.
Since 1992 the Bicycle Coalition of Maine has been working to make Maine a better place to bicycle. The coalition advocates for Maine cyclists at the Legislature and in Washington, D.C., teaches bicycle safety to thousands of Maine schoolchildren each year, partners with state agencies on a Share the Road media campaign and serves as a resource on local bicycling issues.