WABI covers presentation by economics students at Bangor committee meeting

WABI (Channel 5) reported on a presentation made by a group of University of Maine students during a meeting of the city of Bangor’s Infrastructure Committee. Students in a sustainable energy economics course have been working all semester on a plan to make Bangor a more walkable city by reducing people’s reliance on driving and promoting walking and biking, according to the report. Their proposal included posting signs around the city to show specific distances, as well as the implementation of bike lanes, the report states. “I just think for the future that we definitely need more green options in order to travel and get from place to place, and I think this would be a very good start,” said Lauren Clum-Russell, who was among the presenters. “Just to spread the word that walking and biking is better than car use and just to reduce the emissions overall.”