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.