BCM is asking local bike-ped committees or other groups working to improve bike/ped safety in communities across Maine to identify locations where a demonstration project would be helpful.
The goal is to show how a bicycle, pedestrian, or traffic calming facility could improve safety and comfort without adversely impacting other users.
Considerations for Project Locations
The projects should be in locations where public support (or at least, minimal backlash) towards the project can be expected.
Projects should be on locally controlled, rather than DOT controlled, roadways.
Ideally, the projects should be in locations where some planning or conversations about the need for a facility have already occurred.
The projects will need municipal support. Don’t pick projects that will be difficult to sell to decision makers.
Projects should ideally connect to other existing or planned bicycle facilities.
Projects should be simple. For example, create curb extensions to calm traffic and shorten crossings, or create new bike lanes by striping and installing temporary structures to separate the new bike lane.
Projects should conform to or exceed AASHTO specifications for bike facilities.
Projects should be in locations that will be ok to leave for at least 1-4 days.