A full list of our accomplishments to date
2014: Our 15th Incredible Year
There is so much we can say about our first 15 years. We have launched and built many programs -- from Bike Recycle Vermont, to Safe Routes to School, to Kohl's Kids Bike Smart. We have restored the Island Line Trail and with the seasonal bike ferry service reconnected the Lake Champlain Islands.
With each step and each revolution, more people have the option to make walking and biking a part of their everyday lives. And it is all thanks to you, our amazing members, supporters, and volunteers. Read about the highlights of what we have achieved together in 2014.
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Over the next 15 years our partnerships, our community and our impact will continue to grow, fueled by passionate volunteers, generous members and committed supporters.
And you can be part of the action. Imagine what we can do together in our next 15 years.
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Supported Safe Streets in Brattleboro - worked with the town to launch safety outreach in the wake of several crashes
Completed restoration of Colchester Causeway - operated Bike Ferry service, and finalized design for 20-passenger vessel planned for 2014 season,
Educated 2,500 children in safe biking - by bringing Kohl's Kids Bike Smart to schools and camps at no charge
Launched the Burlington Go for Gold Campaign - supporting the Mayor in making improvements for walking and biking a top priority
Set the Stage for Trail Finder's next phase - transferred project to Upper Valley Trail Alliance to expand to eastern side of state and upgrade to new technology platform.
Hosted Great Ice skating events - on Lake Champlain, and many other free events
Raised $1.5 million to repair the Island Line Trail - and relaunch Bike Ferry service
Educated 2,000 children - in our BikeSmart and WalkSmart trainings
Provided 700 repairs and 500 bicycles - to low-income residents through Bike Recycle Vermont
Brought Secure Bike Parking - to a record 55 events this season
Won key advocacy victories - Williston Rd. design, Bike Path ballot items and more
Expanded Trail Finder - to Franklin and Lamoille Counties
Added a Fix-It Station - to better serve our 8,000 Trailside Center visitors
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Expanded Bike Ferry Service -- to every weekend and holiday from July 3 to Labor Day (22 days!)
Won Key Advocacy Victories -- on new sidewalks, redesigned streets and a 3' passing law in Burlington
Expanded the Safe Streets Collaborative -- beyond Burlington to all of Chittenden County
Launched Bike Training for Kids -- that taught 500 youth in camps and schools how to ride safety and confidently
Hosted a Record 175 Participants -- on our annual VerMontreal Bike Tour
Enhanced the Trail Finder -- to include 200+ trails across seven counties
Ran the "Richmond Ferry" – to enable 300 residents a day to commute, shop and go to school during the town's bridge closure
Started Grooming XC Ski Trails – in the Intervale to provide free and accessible recreation to residents in Chittenden County’s core
Trained 70 At-Risk Youth – through our growing "earn-a-bike" efforts at Bike Recycle Vermont
Launched a "Safe Streets" Campaign – to make sure 2008's car-bike and car-pedestrian hit and runs don't happen again
Expanded the Trail Finder – to include off-road trails in Addison and Grand Isle counties
Provided the 2,000th bike to one happy recipient at Bike Recycle Vermont and began servicing the rental program at the Trailside Center.
Expanded Safe Routes to School to 18 schools, reaching 6,800 children with fun events and traffic skills training.
Offered Private Charters of the Bike Ferry throughout the summer months to supplement demonstration ferry service in August.
Created an Earn-a-Bike program to give youth positive attention and encouragement at the Bike Recycle Vermont shop.
Made our streets and trails safer by launching a safety campaign with partners that included bus posters, $6 safety gear coupons, PSAs, newspaper articles and school trainings.
Ferried over 3,400 passages across the Cut as part of our vision for a world-class trail connecting Burlington, Colchester and the Champlain Islands.
Hosted our first annual Vermont-to-Montreal Bike Tour for 30 political, business and community leaders in an effort to promote bicycle tourism and trail development in the region.
Established Bike Recycle Vermont – an all volunteer effort to refurbish bikes and provide them at no cost to immigrants and refugees in the greater Burlington area.
Won a South Hero ballot item that secured $120,000 for improving the safety of South Street for bicyclists and pedestrians.
Achieved the opening of the Burlington / Colchester Trail Bridge - Local Motion led a partnership that completed the local financial match for the keystone project.
Launched "Way To Go!" - a campaign to encourage area commuters to try healthy and earth-friendly ways of getting to work. Partners include CCMPO, Lake Champlain Committee, CCTA, Local Motion and the 10% Challenge. www.WayToGoVT.org
Won a $2.6M bond vote in Williston for recreation paths and sidewalks. Local Motion assisted Williston Rec Path Committee in educating voters.
Initiated Cycle the City guided tours – three hour cycling tours led by local volunteer historians
Concluded 4 years of Winooski River Bike Ferry operation with more than 20,000 annual boardings and saw construction commence on the trail bridge
Launched Valet Bike Parking – a guarded bike parking service at eight major festivals and events
Established a reserve fund to ensure the long-term financial health of the organization
Began serving as a bicycle tourism clearinghouse for Lake Champlain Bikeways and responding to 1,500 annual email and phone requests
Opened the Trailside Center on the Island Line trail providing 7,000 trail users each year with a rest stop, beverages, maps, information, t-shirts, rentals and more
Collaboratively raised $140,000 to conserve Mayes Landing -- a key parcel of trailside land on the Winooski River – with the City of Burlington, Winooski Valley Park District, Lake Champlain Land Trust and Trust for Public Land.
Secured funds for the rehabilitation of the Allen Point Access Area in South Hero – providing public access to the spectacular 3-mile marble causeway.
Hosted demonstration ferry service across the next gap in the trail (between Colchester and South Hero) and secured a $200,000 earmark with the leadership of Congressman Sanders for permanent ferry service at this location.
Christened the Winooski River Bike Ferry on its first regularly scheduled service
Inaugurated Cycle the City – a 10-mile historic bike loop of Burlington – with a group ride led by the Mayors of Burlington, VT, Plattsburgh, NY, and St. Jean Sur Richelieu, QC.
Finished Intervale Trail Improvements that helped complete the 10-mile Cycle The City history loop. Volunteers worked with the City to create the trail link between Gardener's Supply and the Ethan Allen Homestead.
Incorporated Local Motion as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization