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Would YOU use a walk-bike path along Route 15?

Jason

Posted by on Dec 07 2012

Would YOU use a separated walk-bike path along Route 15?  The Essex Reporter wants to know!  Go to http://www.essexreporter.com/notes/ and tell them what YOU will do once there is a safe and direct way to walk and bike between Essex Junction and Winooski. By way of background:  the Circ Alternatives Task Force recently recommended to VTrans that it allocate […]

Segways on the BTV Bike Path? Round Two.

Chapin

Posted by on Nov 24 2012
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In 2009, 802 Segways proposed guided Segway Tours on the Burlington Bike Path. A record 90 people commented on that blog post — and the responses were split 50/50 for and against having Segways on the path.  The business proposal was pulled and the issue remained largely dormant. Now, Rick Sharp — one of the […]

Bike Commuters by State — VT in Middle of Pack

Chapin

Posted by on Oct 04 2012
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On the heals of Vermont’s 1st place finish in the National Bike Challenge, a study reporting the bike commuting levels by state has been released. While the study’s findings only go up to 2010, it offers some good insights: Vermont remains in the middle of the pack per capita for bike commuting.  Clearly we were […]

Bike Racks, Bike Racks Everywhere!

Jason

Posted by on Jul 03 2012
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Bike racks are popping up all over Burlington!  The city Department of Public Works is constantly investing in new racks in the public right of way.  The Vermont Agency of Transportation has launched a new program to provide racks to communities racks at no charge.  And businesses are putting in racks themselves as part of […]

Intrepid Cyclists Embark on a Ride of Silence

Chapin

Posted by on May 16 2012
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On the heels of a heavy spring rainstorm, seven intrepid Burlington-area cyclists took part in the tenth annual Ride of Silence event held around the world. The event honors fellow cyclists who have been injured or killed on area roadways.  Earlier in the day, we heard that there was a bike/car crash near Exit 14 […]

Walkers & Bikers Launch Group in St. Albans

Chapin

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 […]

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 […]

Making Vermont a Mountain Biking Mecca

Chapin

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 […]

Local Motion Pushes Bike Agenda in DC

Chapin

Posted by on Mar 28 2012
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Last week, six Vermonters attended the 2012 National Bike Summit in Washington DC to advocate for better federal bike and pedestrian policies.  A record 840 attendees from 49 states discussed ways to get more people pedaling for transportation and recreation.   A Women’s Cycling Forum focused on how to increase the number of women cycling — […]

A Burlington Bike/Walk Advocate Goes West

Chapin

Posted by on Mar 12 2012
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It is hard to imagine, but Burlington is losing one of our most passionate and skilled bike advocates to the sunny skies of California. Jon Griesser was an active Local Motion member and participant in the Burlington Walk-Bike Council, but the project that truly demonstrated Jon’s tireless commitment was the renovation of the Route 127 […]

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