Archive for November, 2011

A Pedestrian Friendly Champlain Bridge


Posted by on Nov 28 2011
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The day after Thanksgiving my husband and I decided to drive down to Chimney Point and walk across the new Champlain Bridge which opened a few weeks ago, replacing the 1929 bridge that was condemned as unsafe a little over 2 years ago. The new bridge arches over this narrow point in Lake Champlain connecting […]

BTV Police Step Up Enforcement for Bike-Ped Safety


Posted by on Nov 22 2011
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When the Burlington Police Department announced in October that it was starting to issue tickets and warnings to bicyclists and pedestrians who violate traffic laws, Local Motion’s phone started ringing within days. Irate bicyclists who had been issued tickets or warnings wanted to know what was going on — and why they were being singled […]

Future LINK Buses to Double Bike Capacity!


Posted by on Nov 21 2011
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Listening to the needs of cyclists, CCTA’s next generation of the popular LINK commuter buses will accommodate 4 bikes per bus — much better than the current two-bike limit. I’ve served on the CCTA Board for 10 years and I’ve been pleased with the Authority’s increasing attention to multi-modal transportation.  This 4-bike capacity is another […]

Healthy Living Leads the Way with “Fix-It Stations”


Posted by on Nov 10 2011
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Ever ridden your bike somewhere and realized that you needed to make an adjustment…but didn’t have the tools?  Well, Healthy Living is coming to the rescue.  How you ask? They are helping to install the cool new Dero ‘Fix-It’ stations around Chittenden County’s bike routes.  These stations have a place to hang your bike while […]

Crown Point Bridge Opens with Sidewalks & Shoulders!


Posted by on Nov 07 2011
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Thanks to the efforts of advocates and the commitment of state officials, the Crown Point bridge opened today with shoulders for cyclists and a sidewalk for pedestrians! The picture on the right is the previous bridge where the shoulders disappeared once you got on the bridge.   There were no sidewalks. Contrast that with today, with […]

Submit Questions For Our Mayoral Candidate Questionnaire


Posted by on Nov 03 2011
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In five short months, Vermont’s biggest city will elect its Mayor for a 3-year term. To make sure sustainable transportation is on the agenda, Local Motion members have asked us to put together a candidate survey. Give us your input! What transportation-oriented question do you want the candidates to answer? Click the comment button below […]

JDK and Maglianero Raise Money for Bike Path Repair


Posted by on Nov 02 2011

By Michael Jager, JDK The Modern Mobility Movement rolls ever forward, but JDK and Maglianero marked an important moment along the way at the 2011 South End Art Hop, raising $1,295.97 to help repair the Island Line Trail. In the commuter/bike-centric Maglianero café and community-gathering space, JDK hosted an exhibition of dramatic cycling photographs by […]

Fun 1-Minute Halloween Ride Video!


Posted by on Nov 01 2011
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Thanks to everyone who helped make the second annual Halloween Ride a success! Co-hosts: BTV Bike Cluster and Local Motion Premier Sponsor: Old Spokes Home Other Sponsors: Northfield Savings Bank, Maglianero and Ben & Jerry’s Foundation Additional thanks: Church Street Marketplace , Burlington Police Department and Noah Pollock for making this video Lastly, a big […]