STATEWIDE (WGME) — There’s a plan in the works to improve pedestrian safety in Maine.
The Maine Department of Transportation and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine are partnering with 21 communities across the state to try and keep pedestrians safe.
The Heads Up Pedestrian Safety Action Plan includes a list of areas people think are unsafe for pedestrians, looks at potential changes to infrastructure, and determines how police can step up and help.
Public works officials say a little respect goes a long way.
“More respect for each other and patience. You never know what anybody else has going on. You be the safe one. Don’t expect other people to be the safe one, you be the safe one,” said Lewiston Public Works Director Mary Ann Brenchick.
Brenchick said the city is committed to implementing a wide variety of measures to keep pedestrians safe.