Tag Archive 'Advocacy'

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


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 […]

Local Motion Pushes Bike Agenda in DC


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 — […]

US DOT Shout-Out to Bike Advocates!


Posted by on Dec 21 2011
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Here’s a truly inspiring quote from US Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenberg, as interviewed by Bike Portland: “One thing that’s been so interesting for us at DOT for the past few years is, we travel around the country and find that so much of the political energy and enthusiasm is coming out of […]

Crown Point Bridge Opens with Sidewalks & Shoulders!


Posted by on Nov 07 2011
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Thanks to the efforts of advocates and the commitment of state officials, the Crown Point bridge opened today with shoulders for cyclists and a sidewalk for pedestrians! The picture on the right is the previous bridge where the shoulders disappeared once you got on the bridge.   There were no sidewalks. Contrast that with today, with […]

Earl’s Cyclery Owner Wins National Award!


Posted by on Oct 17 2010
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Owner of Earl’s Cyclery and Fitness and former Local Motion Board Member Roger Frey won Trek Bicycle’s prestigious 2010 advocacy leadership award in front of 1,000 people!  (Roger’s casual Vermont attire let the crowd admire his cycling legs!) For two decades, Roger has generously supported many local and national bicycle advocacy organizations.  Besides helping to […]