Archive for January, 2012

Council Plans for Vermont’s Trail Future


Posted by on Jan 26 2012
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I joined 22 VT trail leaders at the Vermont Trails & Greenways Council’s winter meeting on January 26th.  We took three notable steps: 1) Declared support for the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail This stunning 93-mile trail in the making will stretch from Swanton to St. Johnsbury – but it has been stuck in Act 250 […]

How Weather Affects Biking in Vermont


Posted by on Jan 19 2012
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It comes as no surprise that weather, bad weather in particular, limits Vermonters’ travel by bicycle.  A 2011 study from UVM’s Transportation Research Center puts some data behind our assumptions. Read more on UVM’s website. Thank you to Local Motion Board Member Lisa Aultman-Hall and area cyclist Justine Sears for undertaking this project. Local Motion […]

225 Residents Pack Our BTV Candidate Forum!


Posted by on Jan 13 2012
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The January 12 AARP / Local Motion debate between three Burlington Mayoral Candidates was an informative event with a number of humorous moments.  You can watch the entire debate here on CCTV: 225 residents turned out to ask questions about sidewalks, passenger rail, bus service, cycling and the Champlain Parkway.  Thank you to our event […]