Archive for May, 2010

New Bike Delivery Service Starts Up!


Posted by on May 31 2010
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Burlington has seen its share of bike courier businesses start up since Lightning Couriers ditched bicycles in favor of cars over 15 years ago. But this June, “One Revolution” the most-ambitious and most-capitalized pedal powered delivery venture to date will begin.  Meet Mark Bromley, a 55-year-old architect, who has a vision for a regularly scheduled […]

Lessons From Portland


Posted by on May 24 2010
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Among its many qualities, Portland, Oregon is well-known for its bicycle friendly culture. Whenever my travels take me through the city I set aside some time to seek out and observe key elements that contribute to that success. Yesterday, with several hours before our Amtrak train was scheduled to depart Portland’s Union Station, Marion and […]

Crowd Welcomes Terry to B’town!


Posted by on May 18 2010
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Over 60 people packed into Terry Precision Bicycles‘ new Burlington headquarters on May 18 to celebrate their recent relocation from Rochester, NY.  Their move is another example of how our region’s growing outdoor recreation industry is strengthening our economy.  Read the full press release. Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss, Burlington Business Association Director Kelly Devine and […]

Burlington Has a Lot to Learn from Boulder


Posted by on May 16 2010
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I am in Boulder with 14 diverse Burlington stakeholders looking at how to keep our downtown vibrant.  Like Burlington, Boulder has a great 4-block pedestrian mall. Boulder has a good transit center a block and a half off of the pedestrian mall that features: A heated indoor waiting area Public bathrooms A little store Ticket […]

Kids Safety Fair At Neighborhood Bicycle Party


Posted by on May 14 2010

Calling all bike-loving residents of South Burlington’s Orchard neighborhood! This Sunday, May 16 from 11 to 3, Local Motion will be participating in a neighborhood bike festival in Szymanski Park. There will be all kinds of fun stuff — including a bike parade, free bike tune-ups, and a raffle with great prizes. Our part is […]

Shelburne Builds 1/2 Mile Sidewalk


Posted by on May 10 2010
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Funded by a successful bond vote a couple years ago, the Town of Shelburne is now putting the finishing touches on a half-mile sidewalk along Mount Philo Road.  Local Motion Member Steven Antinozzi passed along this picture of the construction. Kudos to Shelburne for their investment in walking and bicycling infrastructure.   Local Motion is hopeful […]