Archive for the 'Livable Streets' Category

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 […]

Stenciling the City, Burma Shaving the Streets

marycatherine

Posted by on Oct 22 2012
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Sometimes all you need is a gentle reminder. Maybe you’re walking down the sidewalk, texting a friend.  You’re about to step out onto the street, and right below your feet you see something unexpected… Or maybe you’re flying down the hill on your bike to do some shopping downtown.   You’re about to cross an […]

How is Bike Sharing Working in Our Region?

Chapin

Posted by on Jun 12 2012
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While there isn’t one of the new generation fully-automated bike sharing systems up yet in Vermont, it is good to see that bike sharing around our greater region is thriving.  There is a lot of buzz around the large launch of NYC’s 10,000 bike system next month! Boston Hubway Exceeds Expectations, Now Expanding Regionally New […]

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 […]

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 — […]

SB Residents Seek to Transform Williston Road

Chapin

Posted by on Feb 15 2012
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On a rainy February night,  10 visionary  South Burlington residents gathered at Rick Hubbard’s house to consider a big idea.  They want to turn a four lane section of Williston Road into a three lane ‘complete street’. Williston Road will be repaved this summer and residents want to have the City try a Complete Street […]

St. Albans City Wins Big Grant for Sidewalks & Paths

Jason

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.” […]

BTV Police Step Up Enforcement for Bike-Ped Safety

Jason

Posted by on Nov 22 2011
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When the Burlington Police Department announced in October that it was starting to issue tickets and warnings to bicyclists and pedestrians who violate traffic laws, Local Motion’s phone started ringing within days. Irate bicyclists who had been issued tickets or warnings wanted to know what was going on — and why they were being singled […]

Healthy Living Leads the Way with “Fix-It Stations”

Chapin

Posted by on Nov 10 2011
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Ever ridden your bike somewhere and realized that you needed to make an adjustment…but didn’t have the tools?  Well, Healthy Living is coming to the rescue.  How you ask? They are helping to install the cool new Dero ‘Fix-It’ stations around Chittenden County’s bike routes.  These stations have a place to hang your bike while […]

Fixing South Burlington

Chapin

Posted by on Oct 27 2011
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South Burlington really boomed during the car-centric middle of the last century.  This meant that most of the development was friendly to cars, but not to walkers and bikers. To South Burlington’s credit, they’ve succeeded in developing Vermont’s most comprehensive network of paths over the last 20 years — 12+ miles connecting many neighborhoods.  Now, […]

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