Story posted August 04, 2009
Nancy Grant, an educational technology consultant at the College, is the new president of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine.
A recreational cyclist all of her adult life, Grant became involved in bicycle advocacy in 1998.
She founded the North Yarmouth Safe Bike and Walk Ways Committee and led the effort to build two miles of paved bicycle shoulders and a sidewalk through the middle of town.
In addition to her work within the information technology department, Grant is the staff advisor to the Yellow Bike Club, Bowdoin's bicycle sharing program, and a founding member of the Commute Another Way Committee.
She has served on the coalition's board since 2005.
Nancy Grant's commitment to the community led to her collaboration with the Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good and Career Planning to establish ServeIT, a project that pairs Web site design training with community service.
Read more about Grant's efforts in this Living the Commitment: Stories of the Common Good profile.
"I am excited to be leading the Bicycle Coalition of Maine at a time when more people than ever are bicycling to protect the environment, improve their health and save money," said Grant.
"The coalition teaches bicycle safety to children and adults, advocates for bicyclists at the Maine Legislature and partners with state agencies on a Share the Road publicity campaign."
Advocating bicycling safety, education and access in Maine since 1992, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine works to make Maine accessible and safe for all residents and visitors so they may comfortably and responsibly bicycle.
The coalition also promotes bicycling for transportation, health, recreation and fun to enhance Maine's communities, environment and economy.