Tag Archive 'Policy'

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 […]

Support Walkable and Bikeable Alternatives to the Circ!


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 […]

ACTION ALERT: Rep. Lorber Needs to Hear From You to Advance Bike Parking Bill


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 […]

Lessons From Portland


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 […]

Segways on the Burlington Bike Path?


Posted by on Nov 04 2009
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802 Segways, a small Vermont company, is proposing to operate guided Segway tours on the Burlington Bike Path and some city sidewalks.  Their proposal can be read here.  The company has agreed to do a number of good things — requiring guides, helmets, and moderate speeds, but they head into uncharted territory with Burlington commissions […]