Tag Archive 'Burlington'

Local Motion’s Abdullah Sall Becomes a US Citizen!


Posted by on Jan 01 2013
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On December 17th, Local Motion’s AmeriCorps member Abdullah Sall became a US Citizen at the Federal Courthouse in Burlington.  Congratulations Abdullah!  Originally from Liberia, Abdullah joined Local Motion late in the fall to work on broadening our engagement among people of all backgrounds.  After all, we need to reach everyone in our community about the […]

Segways on the BTV Bike Path? Round Two.


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


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 […]

Cycle the City Refresh


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/), […]

One Revolution & Local Motion Storm Green Drinks


Posted by on Jul 31 2012
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On the last evening in July, cyclists and walkers flooded the Green Drinks event at Main Street Landing. Hosted by Skinny Pancake, over 130 attendees enjoyed good beer and good conversation overlooking Lake Champlain. The bike and walk culture is thriving in Burlington.  Young and old alike talked about what we can do to make […]

Bike Racks, Bike Racks Everywhere!


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 […]

Learning Burlington’s History by Cycling the City


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 […]

Intrepid Cyclists Embark on a Ride of Silence


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 […]

A Burlington Bike/Walk Advocate Goes West


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 […]

225 Residents Pack Our BTV Candidate Forum!


Posted by on Jan 13 2012
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The January 12 AARP / Local Motion debate between three Burlington Mayoral Candidates was an informative event with a number of humorous moments.  You can watch the entire debate here on CCTV: 225 residents turned out to ask questions about sidewalks, passenger rail, bus service, cycling and the Champlain Parkway.  Thank you to our event […]

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