Archive for December, 2011

Congress Disses Bus Riders; Drivers Rewarded


Posted by on Dec 22 2011
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As of January 1, bus commuters will lose half of their transit benefit while drivers will keep getting theirs. It’s even worse for bike commuters who get less than 10% of what drivers get. It’s a depressing reality as Congress failed to keep the transit benefit from being slashed at the end of the year.  […]

US DOT Shout-Out to Bike Advocates!


Posted by on Dec 21 2011
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Here’s a truly inspiring quote from US Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenberg, as interviewed by Bike Portland: “One thing that’s been so interesting for us at DOT for the past few years is, we travel around the country and find that so much of the political energy and enthusiasm is coming out of […]

St. Albans City Wins Big Grant for Sidewalks & Paths


Posted by on Dec 21 2011
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St. Albans City recently won just over $2 million for a streetscape project on North Main Street. The project will include new sidewalks and bike infrastructure, linking downtown to a 19-mile pedestrian network and a 26-mile bicycle trail.  The grant comes from the federal TIGER grant program, which stands for “Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery.” […]

Milton Volunteers Plan for Paths


Posted by on Dec 16 2011
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Local Motion gives a big ‘shout out’ to our volunteer friends in Milton. The members of the Ad Hoc Recreation Pathways Committee have worked for three years to identify and prioritize potential trails in their community.  They will be presenting their first priority to the Milton Planning Commission in January 2012. Milton has embarked on […]

Be a Burlington Walk-Bike Advocate!


Posted by on Dec 14 2011

Want to be a leader in improving walking and biking in Burlington?  Here’s your chance! The Burlington Walk/Bike Council, an advisory council to the City of Burlington, seeks volunteers to serve on its steering committee.  Responsibilities of steering committee members include: strategic planning; setting agendas; leading bike/ pedestrian projects, initiatives, and events; and providing continuity […]

Support Walkable and Bikeable Alternatives to the Circ!


Posted by on Dec 12 2011
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Earlier this year, Governor Shumlin announced that the Circ Highway would not be built as planned.  Instead, the governor called on towns, advocates, and state government to work together to come up with alternatives to the Circ that would address some of the same issues — mainly congestion and traffic safety — without building a […]

Volunteers Launch Trail Finder App for iPhone!


Posted by on Dec 04 2011
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It’s here — the Trail Finder app for the iPhone! It’s free and so easy to use.  Download it from iTunes here. Your smart phone is now your trail map. Over 200 trails in Vermont are now searchable from your phone.  You can pull up maps, read the details, submit comments or even a photo […]