Archive for March, 2010

Job Opportunity at Local Motion

Kevin

Posted by on Mar 24 2010
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With the warm summer months approaching, the Burlington waterfront and bike path will soon be abuzz with bikes and pedestrians. Local Motion’s Trailside Center is at the heart of the action. Each year from May through October our Trailside Center staff facilitate positive cycling experiences while spreading the word about Local Motion’s advocacy initiatives. It’s […]

Feds Adopt Complete Streets Policy!

Chapin

Posted by on Mar 17 2010
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On the heels of the National Bike Summit in DC, Dept of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced new policy guidance to better incorporate walkers and bicyclists into the nation’s transportation system.  Thank you to Local Motion’s members who have helped us speak out on Complete Streets policy over the years.  This is a major victory […]

Falling Through the Ice

Charlene

Posted by on Mar 12 2010
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There was a great posting last week  on the VTNordicSkating listserv about a recent drill some skaters did in Shelburne Bay to practice how they’d handle falling through the ice.  (I wasn’t there.) It’s great to have the list serv — I get a thrill out of following the escapades that get reported on it […]

Catch our Blog on Twitter

Todd

Posted by on Mar 12 2010

We’re now sending our blog posts directly to Twitter, so you’ll have yet another way to stay close to the action. If you’re not already, please follow us on Twitter and look for posts that start with [Blog Run].

Local Motion to convene “Citizens’ Committee on the Champlain Parkway”

Jason

Posted by on Mar 11 2010

The Champlain Parkway (aka the Southern Connector) has been an ongoing issue for Burlington’s South End for over 40 years. After all this time, it is anyone’s guess as to whether it will ever be built. However, the project recently reached a major milestone with regard to approvals from the Federal government and is probably as close as […]

Exciting News from Google Means Big Gains for Trail Finder

Todd

Posted by on Mar 10 2010
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Our office was abuzz this morning with some very exciting news from the Google. Partnering with the Rails to Trails Conservancy, Google Maps now offers biking directions! The announcement has some pretty big implications for our Trail Finder project, all of which will enhance your experience when searching for trails. With the addition of biking […]

Transportation Vision in Hinesburg

Chapin

Posted by on Mar 04 2010

Hinesburg Rides, an energized group of residents, business leaders and public officials, is working to provide better transportation options for their town. The group successfully championed a 2010 Town Meeting vote to get Hinesburg to join CCTA.  There are three components of Hinesburg Rides: Volunteer Driver program, Rideshare program, and Employer Partnership / Public Transit […]

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Chapin

Posted by on Mar 04 2010
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All over Chittenden County, residents are clamoring for more sidewalks and crosswalks. Unfortunately, getting them built is proving difficult.  In Hinesburg and Colchester, tight budgets have put sidewalk projects on hold. Last week in Burlington, nearly 20 residents packed a Burlington Public Works Commission meeting to voice their support for a critical sidewalk connection between […]