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Maine DOT Holding Forums To Gather Data On Pedestrian Safety

WINSLOW, Maine - The Maine Department of Transportation says it is spearheading a new project to make the roads safer for state residents who like to walk.
 
The Morning Sentinel reports 15 pedestrians have died from traffic-related causes so far this year. On Wednesday, DOT program manager Patrick Adams held a forum in Winslow with the Bicycle Coalition of Maine in order to provide pedestrian safety tips.
 
Adams says it is the eighth such forum, and DOT plans to visit a total of 21 communities. At these visits, officials are collecting information about community safety concerns, which they hope to turn into actionable safety plans for Maine residents.