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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 […]

Former LM Board Member to Lead Mad River Path

Chapin

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 […]

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 […]

Amtrak’s Vermonter Looking at Bike Boardings … Again

Chapin

Posted by on Mar 01 2012
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For more than 12 years since the baggage car was removed off Amtrak’s Vermonter, bikes have not been allowed on the train. Amtrak has selected the “Vermonter” for a study that will examine the feasibility of rolling bikes onto certain types of Amtrak trains that are not equipped with a checked baggage car. It’s not […]

Just How Amazing Is Skating On Malletts Bay?

Chapin

Posted by on Feb 24 2012
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Wild skating on Mallett’s Bay and points north has been nothing short of epic this year!  Local Motion has been hosting a number of formal and informal events on the ice.  Check out this amazing video of how much fun the lake skating has been. (Conditions change frequently so check listserve below for updates) The […]

Congress Disses Bus Riders; Drivers Rewarded

Chapin

Posted by on Dec 22 2011
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As of January 1, bus commuters will lose half of their transit benefit while drivers will keep getting theirs. It’s even worse for bike commuters who get less than 10% of what drivers get. It’s a depressing reality as Congress failed to keep the transit benefit from being slashed at the end of the year.  […]

Be a Burlington Walk-Bike Advocate!

Chapin

Posted by on Dec 14 2011

Want to be a leader in improving walking and biking in Burlington?  Here’s your chance! The Burlington Walk/Bike Council, an advisory council to the City of Burlington, seeks volunteers to serve on its steering committee.  Responsibilities of steering committee members include: strategic planning; setting agendas; leading bike/ pedestrian projects, initiatives, and events; and providing continuity […]

A Pedestrian Friendly Champlain Bridge

cathy

Posted by on Nov 28 2011
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The day after Thanksgiving my husband and I decided to drive down to Chimney Point and walk across the new Champlain Bridge which opened a few weeks ago, replacing the 1929 bridge that was condemned as unsafe a little over 2 years ago. The new bridge arches over this narrow point in Lake Champlain connecting […]

JDK and Maglianero Raise Money for Bike Path Repair

Chapin

Posted by on Nov 02 2011

By Michael Jager, JDK The Modern Mobility Movement rolls ever forward, but JDK and Maglianero marked an important moment along the way at the 2011 South End Art Hop, raising $1,295.97 to help repair the Island Line Trail. In the commuter/bike-centric Maglianero café and community-gathering space, JDK hosted an exhibition of dramatic cycling photographs by […]

Fun 1-Minute Halloween Ride Video!

Chapin

Posted by on Nov 01 2011
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Thanks to everyone who helped make the second annual Halloween Ride a success! Co-hosts: BTV Bike Cluster and Local Motion Premier Sponsor: Old Spokes Home Other Sponsors: Northfield Savings Bank, Maglianero and Ben & Jerry’s Foundation Additional thanks: Church Street Marketplace , Burlington Police Department and Noah Pollock for making this video Lastly, a big […]

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