Archive for June, 2009

Calling All Kids, Come ‘Earn-A-Bike’!

Chapin

Posted by on Jun 30 2009
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Do you know a kids who like to take things apart?  Like to get their hands dirty?  Like to ride bikes? Let them know about Bike Recycle Vermont’s ‘Earn-A-Bike’ initiative.  Kids who volunteer for a number of sessions, learn the names of the various parts of the bicycle, and show that they know how to […]

Popularity Grows for VerMontreal Bike Tour

Chapin

Posted by on Jun 14 2009
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105 cyclists pedaled on Local Motion’s 5th Annual VerMontreal Tour this June.  The event, underwritten by National Life Group, has a 3-day and 4-day options.  The new 4-day route ventured over to Granby, QC before heading into Montreal.  The tour culminated at Montreal’s Tour de l’Ile — a casual bike ride along closed streets with […]

2009 VBPC Legislative Wrap Up

Chapin

Posted by on Jun 11 2009

The recently concluded legislative session was a particularly challenging one for many individuals and groups. The Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition was no exception. Prior to the start of the session, when it was clear that funding shortages would dominate State House discussions, we decided that we might have an opportunity to advance the Safe […]

Meredith Celebrates Our 10th Anniversary

Chapin

Posted by on Jun 10 2009
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Meredith Babbott of Shelburne, VT was the first Local Motion member to stop by today for her free cookie.  “Yes, I wanted the cookie, but I also wanted to get some of the great LM socks,” Meredith admitted.  To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we’re offering free homemade cookies to all members who stop by our […]

Richmond Ferry Surpasses 7,500 Mark

Chapin

Posted by on Jun 09 2009
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Local Motion’s Richmond Ferry continues to help residents get from one side of town to the other.  We’re boarding an average of 300 people per day.  Here volunteer coordinator Bob Schermer takes a shift as a deck hand one evening.  Volunteers still needed.  Contact Bob at vtvelo@gmail.com. Ferry passengers head home from dinner at On […]

Seeking a Better ‘Burlooski’ Connection

Chapin

Posted by on Jun 09 2009

For decades, bike/pedestrian advocates have sought a safe, convenient connection between Burlington and Winooski.  Without a good Winooski River crossing, dozens of residents cross the train bridge each day.  Help Local Motion push for a better connection.   Write a letter to the editor (letters@bfp.burlingtonfreepress.com) or contact Winooski Mayor Mike O’Brien or Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss.