Tag Archive 'Bike Commuting'

Bike Racks, Bike Racks Everywhere!

Jason

Posted by on Jul 03 2012
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Bike racks are popping up all over Burlington!  The city Department of Public Works is constantly investing in new racks in the public right of way.  The Vermont Agency of Transportation has launched a new program to provide racks to communities racks at no charge.  And businesses are putting in racks themselves as part of […]

How Weather Affects Biking in Vermont

Chapin

Posted by on Jan 19 2012
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It comes as no surprise that weather, bad weather in particular, limits Vermonters’ travel by bicycle.  A 2011 study from UVM’s Transportation Research Center puts some data behind our assumptions. Read more on UVM’s website. Thank you to Local Motion Board Member Lisa Aultman-Hall and area cyclist Justine Sears for undertaking this project. Local Motion […]

Support Walkable and Bikeable Alternatives to the Circ!

Jason

Posted by on Dec 12 2011
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Earlier this year, Governor Shumlin announced that the Circ Highway would not be built as planned.  Instead, the governor called on towns, advocates, and state government to work together to come up with alternatives to the Circ that would address some of the same issues — mainly congestion and traffic safety — without building a […]

New Dutch Bike Commute Ad is Rad

Chapin

Posted by on Aug 19 2011
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ACTION ALERT: Rep. Lorber Needs to Hear From You to Advance Bike Parking Bill

Todd

Posted by on Mar 24 2011
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Here’s an action item from Nancy Schultz at the VT Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition: Rep. Jason Lorber (D-Burlington) is working with the VBPC to pass a bicycle parking bill (H.307).  Rep. Lorber needs to hear from bicyclists so that he can demonstrate to fellow members of the House Institutions Committee that, indeed, good quality bicycle […]

Bike-Related Sections of Burlington Ordinances Get Major Overhaul

Jason

Posted by on Sep 15 2010
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At Monday, September 13th’s meeting, the Burlington city council approved a significant overhaul to the portions of the city’s municipal code that discuss the rights and responsibilities of cyclists.  The new language will take effect in a month, and when it does, it will put Burlington out front among Vermont communities in a variety of […]

Lessons From Portland

Kevin

Posted by on May 24 2010
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Among its many qualities, Portland, Oregon is well-known for its bicycle friendly culture. Whenever my travels take me through the city I set aside some time to seek out and observe key elements that contribute to that success. Yesterday, with several hours before our Amtrak train was scheduled to depart Portland’s Union Station, Marion and […]

Exciting News from Google Means Big Gains for Trail Finder

Todd

Posted by on Mar 10 2010
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Our office was abuzz this morning with some very exciting news from the Google. Partnering with the Rails to Trails Conservancy, Google Maps now offers biking directions! The announcement has some pretty big implications for our Trail Finder project, all of which will enhance your experience when searching for trails. With the addition of biking […]

Winter Bike Commuting on VPR

Todd

Posted by on Jan 13 2010
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This came in from Nancy Schulz, ED of the VT Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition about a recent discussion about winter bike commuting on VPR: You may recall that a recent “Vermont Edition” program was devoted to bicycling in winter.  ”Vermont Edition” is a VPR program that airs at noon every weekday and is re-broadcast at […]

Riding on Autumn’s Air

Kevin

Posted by on Oct 16 2009
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Have you checked the air pressure in your bicycle’s tires recently? If so, you may have noticed a markedly lower reading than what your gauge read in mid-summer. Time and temperature both affect tire pressure. Expect to lose at least 1 psi of pressure with the passing of each month (hence the “flat” tires on […]

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