Heads UP!
Safety is a Two-Way Street

The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) partners 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:

  • collect information on locations the residents feel are unsafe;

  • identify possible infrastructure changes to improve pedestrian safety; and

  • discuss specific educational and law enforcement interventions that may improve driver and pedestrian behavior.

The aim of the project is to explore potential mitigation strategies to improve pedestrian safety and reduce the number of crashes. The process began in 2016 by identifying focus communities that experienced the highest number of pedestrian crashes between 2011 and 2015. These locations often represent the state’s most densely populated and “urbanized” areas.

Public records are available to view via dropdown lists for each of the 21 Focus Communities:

Auburn

Pedestrian Safety Forum (Jun 2017): Presentation, Comments, Worksheets, Priority Locations

Safer Walking Forum (Jun 2018): Presentation, Comments

Pedestrian Safety Action Plan: Mitigation Plan and Appendices

Augusta

Pedestrian Safety Forum (Nov 2017): Presentation, Comments, Worksheets, Priority Locations

Safer Walking Forum (Apr 2018): Presentation, Comments

Pedestrian Safety Action Plan: Mitigation Plan and Appendices

Bangor

Pedestrian Safety Forum (Aug 9, 2017): Presentation, Comments, Worksheets
Pedestrian Safety Forum (Aug 16, 2017): Presentation, Comments, Worksheets
Pedestrian Safety Forum (Combined): Priority Locations

Safer Walking Forum (Jul 2018): Presentation, Comments

Pedestrian Safety Action Plan: Mitigation Plan and Appendices

Bath

Pedestrian Safety Forum (May 2017): Presentation, Comments, Worksheets, Priority Locations

Safer Walking Forum (May 2018): Presentation, Comments

Pedestrian Safety Action Plan: Mitigation Plan and Appendices

Biddeford

Pedestrian Safety Forum (TBA)

Safer Walking Forum (TBA)

Brewer

Pedestrian Safety Forum (Nov 2017): Presentation, Comments, Worksheets, Priority Locations

Safer Walking Forum (Aug 2018): Presentation, Comments

Brunswick

Pedestrian Safety Forum (Apr 2018): Presentation, Comments, Worksheets, Priority Locations

Safer Walking Forum (May 2018): Presentation, Comments

Camden

Pedestrian Safety Forum (Feb 2020): Presentation, Comments, Worksheets, Priority Locations

Safer Walking Forum (Nov 2020): Presentation, Comment & Poll Results, Zoom Recording

Hallowell

Pedestrian Safety Forum (Nov 2017): Presentation, Comments, Worksheets, Priority Locations

Safer Walking Forum (Oct 2019): Presentation, Comments

Lewiston

Pedestrian Safety Forum (May 2017): Presentation, Comments, Worksheets, Priority Locations

Safer Walking Forum (Nov 2018): Presentation, Comments

Old Town

Pedestrian Safety Forum (TBA)

Safer Walking Forum (TBA)

Orono

Pedestrian Safety Forum (Nov 2017): Presentation, Comments, Worksheets, Priority Locations

Safer Walking Forum (Aug 2018): Presentation, Comments

Portland

Pedestrian Safety Forum (TBA)

Safer Walking Forum (TBA)

Rockland

Pedestrian Safety Forum (Dec 2017): Presentation, Comments, Worksheets, Priority Locations

Safer Walking Forum (Jun 2018): Presentation, Comments

Saco

Pedestrian Safety Forum (Jul 2017): Presentation, Comments, Worksheets, Priority Locations

Safer Walking Forum (TBA)

Sanford

Pedestrian Safety Forum (Oct 2017): Presentation, Comments, Worksheets, Priority Locations

Safer Walking Forum (Dec 2020): Presentation, Zoom Recording, Comments & Poll Results

South Portland

Pedestrian Safety Forum (Oct 10, 2019): Presentation, Comments, Worksheets
Pedestrian Safety Forum (Oct 30, 2019): Presentation, Comments, Worksheets
Pedestrian Safety Forum (Combined): Priority Locations

Safer Walking Forum (Nov 2019): Presentation, Comments

Topsham

Pedestrian Safety Forum (Sept 2017): Presentation, Comments, Worksheets, Priority Locations

Safer Walking Forum (Apr 2018): Presentation, Comments

Pedestrian Safety Action Plan: Mitigation Plan and Appendices

Waterville

Pedestrian Safety Forum (TBA)

Safer Walking Forum (TBA)

Westbrook

Pedestrian Safety Forum (May 2017): Presentation, Comments, Worksheets, Priority Locations

Safer Walking Forum (May 2018): Presentation, Comments

Pedestrian Safety Action Plan: Mitigation Plan and Appendices

Winslow

Pedestrian Safety Forum (Oct 2017): Presentation, Comments, Worksheets, Priority Locations

Safer Walking Forum (Oct 2018): Presentation, Comments