Mobility for All
GPCOG supports a transportation network that works for everyone through several initiatives.
Become a mobility liaison!
GPCOG is looking for people with first-hand experience with transportation barriers – including older adults, people with disabilities and people of color – to provide input and expertise for our mobility and access initiatives. Click here to learn more and apply.
Making transportation planning inclusive
GPCOG is engaging underrepresented communities – including older adults, people with disabilities, and people of color so they can have a stronger voice in regional transportation planning.
The Inclusive Transportation Planning Project will produce new practices to ensure that transportation planning takes into account the views of those who typically are left out of the decision-making process but whose lives are often affected the most.
In 2019, GPCOG will develop and Pilot the Community Transportation Leaders training program. The training program will support community members to gain the knowledge and tools needed for meaningful participation in transportation planning and decision-making.
Partnering for better access
In 2017, GPCOG launched the Transportation & Community Well-Being Network, which brings together key stakeholders to share information and work together on improving transportation access and options for people who experience barriers. The Network includes more than 80 stakeholders from sectors impacted by transportation barriers, as well as individuals with first-hand experience, including older adults, people with disabilities and people of color.The network meets the third Tuesday of each month on the lower level of the Portland Public Library from 10:30 to noon.
New members welcome! Contact GPCOG Project Manager Zoe Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connecting people to food outlets with Shopper Links
GPCOG is working with partners in South Portland to pilot a city-wide program that provides free and low-cost, door-to-door rides to grocery stores and food pantries for older adults and people with disabilities – using a weekly shopper shuttle and GoGoGrandparent service.
Get around without owning a car. The Southern Maine Mobility Guide shows how.
GPCOG worked with partners on the Transportation & Community Well-Being Network to develop a guide to transportation resources in Cumberland and York Counties. Download the guide here. The guide is available in print copies through local libraries or by contacting Zoe Miller 774-9891, ext. 227 or email@example.com
For more information, contact Zoe Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org