Orono Pedestrian Safety Study

Heads Up Project Overview

The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) has partnered with the Bicycle Coalition of Maine (BCM) and 21 communities across Maine to facilitate a series of public meetings addressing pedestrian safety. As part of the Heads Up Pedestrian Safety Initiative, these meetings:

  • collected information on locations the residents felt were unsafe;
  • identified possible infrastructure changes to improve pedestrian safety; and
  • discussed specific educational and law enforcement interventions that might improve driver and pedestrian behavior.

The aim of the project was to explore potential short-, medium-, and long-term mitigation strategies to improve pedestrian safety and reduce crashes.