Tag Archive 'Trails'

Come Cycle the City With Us!

Nic

Posted by on Mar 05 2013
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  The Cycle the City Refresh project is nearing completion and it is super exciting to see the results in the form of a suite of revised and cool new tools for the way-finding system.   The project is made up of five way-finding components with new signs that incorporate a map and scannable QR […]

Cycle the City Refresh

Nic

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/), […]

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 […]

Council Plans for Vermont’s Trail Future

Chapin

Posted by on Jan 26 2012
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I joined 22 VT trail leaders at the Vermont Trails & Greenways Council’s winter meeting on January 26th.  We took three notable steps: 1) Declared support for the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail This stunning 93-mile trail in the making will stretch from Swanton to St. Johnsbury – but it has been stuck in Act 250 […]

Milton Volunteers Plan for Paths

Chapin

Posted by on Dec 16 2011
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Local Motion gives a big ‘shout out’ to our volunteer friends in Milton. The members of the Ad Hoc Recreation Pathways Committee have worked for three years to identify and prioritize potential trails in their community.  They will be presenting their first priority to the Milton Planning Commission in January 2012. Milton has embarked on […]

Volunteers Launch Trail Finder App for iPhone!

Chapin

Posted by on Dec 04 2011
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It’s here — the Trail Finder app for the iPhone! It’s free and so easy to use.  Download it from iTunes here. Your smart phone is now your trail map. Over 200 trails in Vermont are now searchable from your phone.  You can pull up maps, read the details, submit comments or even a photo […]

Panoramic Views Document Trail Flooding

Todd

Posted by on May 17 2011
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The shoreline of Lake Champlain has seen devastating flooding in recent weeks, damaging homes and natural areas. Our own Island Line Trail has especially taken a beating. One local company, New Spin 360, is using innovative technology to document the record-setting water levels: (Click the FULL button to enlarge) Flooding at Oakledge Park 5/5/11 Flooding […]

Lake Level Damages Island Line Trail

Chapin

Posted by on Apr 19 2011
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Lake Champlain’s record high water has damaged many sections of Vermont’s most popular multi-use trail. Time will tell how bad the damage will be. Local Motion is working with trail managers to secure FEMA funding so repairs can be made.  Stay tuned. More pictures/tweets: sent in photos of the Causeway. David Jacobowitz sent in the […]

Trail Clean-ups After “Monster Windstorm”

Todd

Posted by on Dec 07 2010
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Photo credit: RYAN MERCER, Burlington Free Press Vermont forests were hard hit after last Wednesday’s windstorm. Many people were left without power and otherwise sturdy stands of trees were toppled in some areas. We’ve received reports from a couple trail managers that windblown trees are now blocking access to their trails. John Hamerslough of the […]

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