Wednesday, 09 August 2017 20:10

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Residents propose improved pedestrian safety

BANGOR - Residents met at the doughty school wednesday to exchange methods to improve safety in the city.

They were joined by members of the police, legislature, DOT, and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine to exchange ideas. There were also clickers handed out so everyone in attendance could weigh in through poll questions.

 

"There could be a terrific project," Erik daSilva of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine said. "And if it only comes from one point of view, let's say the Department of Transportation, they might miss out on things the local community feel would be very obvious. We're asking them to let us know what areas of the city they are uncomfortable walking."

 

Those in attendance were given reflective gear on their way out.

 

If you would like help suggest projects and ideas, the group will be meeting again Wednesday, August 16th at the Cohen School to brainstorm on the other side of the city.

David Guildford

Weekend Anchor/Reporter
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David joined the news team in March of 2017. First and foremost he is a proud Mainer. Before reporting for ABC7 and FOX22, he interned at WLBZ2 in Bangor, and attended the University of Maine's journalism program.

David was raised in the western Maine foothills, and has been a lifelong viewer of local Maine news. He hopes to bring this perspective to telling the stories of folks in the community.

When not on the job, David enjoys skiing, snowmobiling, spending time at the family camp on Branch Lake, and playing slow-pitch softball with the other Bangor gym class heroes.