Crown Point Bridge Opens with Sidewalks & Shoulders!

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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 over 100 jubilant pedestrians and cyclists being the first people allowed across the bridge after the press conference this afternoon.  (Photos below by Laura Asermily)

Special thanks go to the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition who spearheaded much of the advocacy, Lou Bresee from Lake Champlain Bikeways (pictured below on left), and the respective state agencies of transportation (VTrans and NYDOT).

This crossing is a key link in the 1,100+ mile Lake Champlain Bikeways network of mostly on-road routes.

Check out the nice pictures Sojourn Bicycling & Active Vacations tours took from on the bridge (click here).   Well done everyone!

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