Archive for the 'Safety' Category

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 […]

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 […]

The Invisible Bicycle Helmet — Fabulous or a Fad?

Chapin

Posted by on Aug 19 2012
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Yup, the lady in the picture is wearing a helmet. Check out the videos below to see the amazing invention these two Swedish women have developed.  It’s called a Hovding and you’ve got to give them credit for creating an entirely new approach to protecting one’s head while cycling. Do you think a product like […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Higher (Bike Safety) Education

David Jacobowitz

Posted by on Jun 02 2011
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A guest blog post by Local Motion volunteer and certified bike safety instructor, David Jacobowitz: I teach bike safety education mostly to adults. Recently, it was a pleasure to address students in Luis Vivanco’s Bicycles, Globalization, and Sustainability course recently. I use the curriculum set out by the League of American Bicylists, which is based […]

Teaming up with top cyclists to promote respectful riding

Jason

Posted by on May 31 2011

Want to help? If you participate regularly in a group bike ride, email jason@localmotion.org to learn how you can promote responsible riding too! As part of the Safe Streets project, Local Motion is teaming up with some of Vermont’s top cyclists to promote riding by the rules of the road.  We’re working with the “Tuesday […]

Bike To Work Fuel-Up Gets Bike Commuters Going

Chapin

Posted by on May 30 2011
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Over 30 bike commuters came to the first annual Bike To Work Fuel-Up at August First on National Bike to Work Day. Local Motion handed out reflective legbands and traffic safety guidelines while Skirack provided free bike checks. Thanks to August First, the Skirack, and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program for helping Local Motion host […]

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