Archive for the 'Trails' Category

Come Cycle the City With Us!

Nic

Posted by on Mar 05 2013
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  The Cycle the City Refresh project is nearing completion and it is super exciting to see the results in the form of a suite of revised and cool new tools for the way-finding system.   The project is made up of five way-finding components with new signs that incorporate a map and scannable QR […]

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 […]

Cycle the City Getting a Makeover

Nic

Posted by on Sep 27 2012
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Where is that?  What is it?  Can I ride it now? Is it easy to follow? The Cycle the City route has been around for 15 years and is an awesome 10 mile clockwise loop that sees almost every sweet part of Burlington.  Waterfront, Suburbs, Parks, Intervale, Old North End, UVM, Hill Section, Champlain College…you […]

Cycle the City Refresh

Nic

Posted by on Aug 10 2012
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News update… We have embarked upon a process for refreshing the entire Cycle the City route with the support of JDK, Local Motion, BWBC, DPW and Parks and Rec.  This refresh involves having JDK update the identity (logo, font, colors etc), the online presence through the Cycle the City page on Local Motions Website (http://www.localmotion.org/ctc/), […]

Learning Burlington’s History by Cycling the City

Chapin

Posted by on May 19 2012
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On a gorgeous Saturday morning, 15 cyclists joined Local Motion Executive Director Chapin Spencer and Local Motion Board Member Luis Vivanco on a 10-mile historic tour of Burlington.  The route followed the 10-mile Cycle the City loop developed by Local Motion, the City of Burlington and Lake Champlain Bikeways in 1998.  The route was recently […]

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

Chapin

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 […]

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 […]

Council Plans for Vermont’s Trail Future

Chapin

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 […]

Milton Volunteers Plan for Paths

Chapin

Posted by on Dec 16 2011
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Local Motion gives a big ‘shout out’ to our volunteer friends in Milton. The members of the Ad Hoc Recreation Pathways Committee have worked for three years to identify and prioritize potential trails in their community.  They will be presenting their first priority to the Milton Planning Commission in January 2012. Milton has embarked on […]

Volunteers Launch Trail Finder App for iPhone!

Chapin

Posted by on Dec 04 2011
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It’s here — the Trail Finder app for the iPhone! It’s free and so easy to use.  Download it from iTunes here. Your smart phone is now your trail map. Over 200 trails in Vermont are now searchable from your phone.  You can pull up maps, read the details, submit comments or even a photo […]

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