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In Memory

Kelly Boe. Richard Tom. Joseph Marshall.

 

Our hearts today go out to all who lost loved ones in two tragic crashes in as many weeks. Whether driver or rider, family or friend, we are all saddened by this sudden and brutal loss.

 

As Vermonters, many of us bike, and most of us drive.  But when we get behind the wheel, it is altogether too easy to take for granted the great responsibility that driving brings.

 

One of the unfortunate side effects of traditional highway safety design -- and modern automobile design -- is that they make it feel easy and natural to drive faster than the posted speed limit.  The problem is, speed kills.  Nine times out of ten, a person out walking or biking who is hit by a car going 40 or 45 will die.  Vermont has begun to chart a new course for designing roads to be safe for everyone, but we have a long way to go.  

 

The national strategy on highway safety from the Federal Highway Administration, Towards Zero Deaths, calls on communities to treat all crashes as preventable and to work aggressively to drive serious injuries and deaths towards zero. The underlying premise of Towards Zero Deaths is that we are human and we all make mistakes. The road system needs to keep us moving. But it must also be designed to protect us at every turn.

 

In Vermont, we solve problems together.  Over the weeks and months to come, Local Motion and the broader bicycling community will work closely with the police, with VTrans, with the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance, and with municipalities to figure out what we can do to make our roads safer.  Nothing is more important to us.

 

But today we are responding from the heart. Today is a time to remember the lives that were lost.  Together, we will honor their memory and keep on riding.

 

The Local Motion Staff:

Emily, Charlene, Jason, Katelin, Mary Catherine, Brian, Kevin, Marion, Lynne, Leslye, Simone, and Michelle

 

 

Internship Opportunities, Summer 2015

There are some great internship opportunities at Local Motion this summer! See details for each position by clicking the links:

Local Motion provides a structured, supported internship experience.  Interns are fully integrated into the Local Motion staff, have regular meetings with their supervisor, and are invited to attend staff meetings and employee gatherings.  

 

For more information, please contact Charlene Wallace, Director of Operations. 

 

To apply, refer to application info at the end of each intern description. 

 

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UVM Transportation Research Ctr.

Paul Conner

City of South Burlington

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Wake Robin

Kevin Veller

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University of Vermont

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