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Making Streets Safer for Drivers and Pedestrians

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AARP Maine is working with more than a dozen towns across the state to better prepare for an aging population. These communities want to help residents age in place and foster their engagement in civic, economic and social life.

A recent AARP survey of Bangor residents age 50-plus explored ways to make their community more livable. Respondents identified transportation as the most important issue, with more than 9 in 10 pointing to the need for well-maintained streets and roads that are well-lit and safe for all users, with easy-to-read traffic signs.

“Improving transportation in a rural state can be difficult, but it is a challenge that must be met,” said Lori Parham, AARP state director.

Mainers interested in helping their town become more livable are encouraged to contact AARP Maine at or 866-554-5380 toll-free.

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