For Immediate Release

March 10, 2008
Contact: Jim Fisher (

Hancock County Planning Commission Supports Maine Walk & Bike to School Week

Maine's Annual Bike and Walk to School Week runs from May 5 to May 9, and is a great opportunity to celebrate spring and renew your committment to safe and walkable communities. HCPC is assisting towns every day to identify long term solutions to unsafe roads, insufficient access to daily physical acitivity and sustainable community development. This year we are working to improve transit services, create new multi-use as well as non-motorized trails, identify funding for sidewalks and other improvements to make our communities more walkable. We encourage area schools to participate in Main Walk and Bike to School week and will be happy to assist your school in preparing for local events. We can prepare walking and biking maps, assist in organizing safety classes and promotional materials. Contact Jim Fisher at HCPC at 667-7131 or by email at

Press Release from the Maine Department of Transportation and Bicycle Coalition of Maine

Think Spring! Think Outdoors! Think Maine Walk & Bike to School Week!

May 5-9, 2008 is Maine Walk and Bike to School Week! We hope you will consider having a walk and bike to school day or days. Over 100 schools participate each May. For those of you who hold one each year, now is the time to sign up and start planning! To participate, communities organize walking school buses, bicycle trains, education about the benefits of walking for health and the environment, and all kind of other outdoor events. There are many ways to celebrate and get kids excited about walking and bicycling to and from school.

If you need assistance in planning your Walk & Bike to School Program, let us know and we will meet with you and your team.

You need promotional materials? We have them. We have Colorful Walk & Bike to School Promotion Posters, walking school bus posters, and information on how to get started.

Please let us know if you will be hosting an event. Also, let us know what you need for materials and they will be mailed out to you in time for your Walk & Bike to School Program Events.

For more information, Contact Denise at 692-7384