A blog for better streets and public spaces in Portland, Maine.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Save these dates

  • Tonight is the June monthly meeting of the Portland bike and pedestrian advisory committee. We're meeting in the stately State of Maine room this evening: from the front entrance facing Congress Street, take the grand stairs up to the second floor, then follow the hallway to your right to the end. We get started at 5:30 pm and will hear the latest about the Deering neighborhood byway project, Forest Avenue, the Congress Street bus priority corridor project, and the Bayside redevelopment.

  • The 2nd Public Meeting of the "Transforming Forest Avenue" study will be on June 22, from 5:30pm-8pm, in the Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Hall (20 Myrtle St., around the corner from City Hall). City planner Molly Casto writes that "the purpose of this meeting, open to the public, is to present a series of alternative design concepts for the study area, which extends from the intersection of Park Ave and Forest Ave, along the Forest Avenue Corridor, and through Woodfords Corner to the railroad crossing."

  • The 2011 Active Communities Conference, "Linking Transportation, Economic Development, Health and People, to Improve the Quality of Maine Communities," will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 on the Bowdoin College Campus, in downtown Brunswick. If you can get the day off, it's worth going (Brunswick is about a 70 minute bike ride from Portland, and you can take the 7 bus to Falmouth Town Landing to get 1/4 of the way there). For more information or to register go to the conference website.

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