Archive for April, 2012

Walkers & Bikers Launch Group in St. Albans

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Posted by on Apr 30 2012

A new but robust “Walk-Bike St. Albans” committee has formed to improve walking and bicycling in the region.  They had an impressive contingent in the Maple Festival parade this month! Help get them over 100 Facebook friends.  Click here! Check out the story in the Saint Albans Messenger about the group’s survey of St. Albans […]

VT Parent Watches Daughter Attempt Record for Pedaling Around the World!

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Posted by on Apr 30 2012
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UVM Transportation Research Center staffer Richard Watts enjoyed sharing his love for the outdoors and adventure with his daughter Kristina. Decades later, Kristina Storey and boyfriend Nic Arney are on their second continent bicycling around the world.  Kristina thinks she might even set the women’s world record for the fastest time accomplishing such a feat. […]

And This Was Before Gas Was $4 / Gallon

Chapin

Posted by on Apr 26 2012

Check out this optimistic article from Governing Magazine — we’re making progress! Bicycle Commuting Gains Traction In Cities — April 11, 2012 Many commuters living in growing urban areas are opting to ride bikes to work as an alternative to congested roads and higher gas prices. The most recent U.S. Census Bureau estimates show about […]

How Can You Build a 92-mile Trail in VT? Watch this.

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Posted by on Apr 24 2012
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It’s time.  Over six years ago, the State of VT decided to create a 92-mile E/W trail across Vermont from Swanton to St. Johnsbury — but we’re still waiting.  Senator Sanders secured over $5M of funding for the project years ago.  Finally, the first phase of the project should receive its Act 250 permit in […]

Making Vermont a Mountain Biking Mecca

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Posted by on Apr 22 2012
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Want to make Vermont the mountain biking capital of the East?  Stowe and Barre have two big conservation projects underway that need your help.  Please pitch in! Cady Hill Forest Update (Stowe VT) Fundraising efforts are ramping up as the fundraising deadline approaches.  The Stowe Land Trust has raised $1,191,779 to date thanks to the […]

Former LM Board Member to Lead Mad River Path

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Posted by on Apr 20 2012
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Local Motion saluates former Board Member and stellar volunteer Will Flender who has just taken the reins as Executive Director of the Mad River Path Association! Read all the great news at: http://www.madriverpath.com/newsstory.php?id=22 Will has been an effective advocate for walking, bicycling and trails in the Queen City for a decade.  He helped update Burlington’s […]