Archive for September, 2010

Sweet Memories


Posted by on Sep 30 2010

Yesterday was a light volume day at Local Motion’s Trailside Center. We were busy with the many projects that get put on hold during the hectic summer months when Dee, a petite 85 year-old woman, shyly walked through our door. Marion greeted her with a smile and listened as the woman explained her reason for […]

Le Tour de Farms on a Beautiful Day


Posted by on Sep 27 2010

The ride was hillier than we expected, but my partner and I had a great time on the 30 mile loop of the Vermont Bike/Ped Coalition’s 3rd Le Tour de Farms last Sunday. We met lots of friends along the way, including Ron Manganiello of Local Motion’s Bike Recycle Vermont program and Tim Mathewson of […]

Intersection Actions Promote Safe Streets in Burlington


Posted by on Sep 24 2010

Local Motion teamed up with the Burlington Police Department, the UVM Police Department, and Champlain College to conduct two simultaneous intersection actions on September 20.  An “intersection action” is an outreach event at a high-traffic intersection, where community residents and local police work together to educate motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians about the rules of the […]

Eastern Mountain Sports sponsors school raffle bikes


Posted by on Sep 24 2010

A big THANK YOU to Paul Lesure at Eastern Mountain Sports on Dorset Street in South Burlington for providing high-quality Jamis bikes to Local Motion at half their retail price for use as Safe Routes to School raffle prizes!  Three lucky students from Chittenden County schools won the bikes when their schools raffled them off as […]

PARK(ing) Day in Burlington!


Posted by on Sep 20 2010

What is PARK(ing) Day?  It’s an annual, worldwide event that inspires city dwellers everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good.  Members of the Burlington Bike Coalition, the Burlington Walk/Bike Council, and others created six parks (in six parking spaces!)  on Main St. in Burlington on Friday.  They did free […]

Bike-Related Sections of Burlington Ordinances Get Major Overhaul


Posted by on Sep 15 2010
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At Monday, September 13th’s meeting, the Burlington city council approved a significant overhaul to the portions of the city’s municipal code that discuss the rights and responsibilities of cyclists.  The new language will take effect in a month, and when it does, it will put Burlington out front among Vermont communities in a variety of […]

Big Prizes for Finale Bike Ferry Giveaway!


Posted by on Sep 01 2010

This summer, we’ve been running weekly drawings to coincide with the extended Bike Ferry season. Dozens of winners have received our fun socks and discount coupons to ride the ferry. For the final weekend of the Bike Ferry, we’re blowing out all the stops and making an offer you can’t refuse! Here’s the deal. We’ll […]