Keith Franchetti

  • Building A Bikeable Burlington: A Bike Ride and Public Conversation


    • AARP Vermont and the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce have gotten onboard as cosponsors of this event!  They both know that making Burlington a more bike-friendly city is good for people of all ages, good for the economy, and more.  
    • We'll be raffling off a $100 Skirack gift certificate at the event!  You get one chance if you go on the ride, and another chance if you come to the meeting.  Pull out your bike and RSVP now using the form below!

    Local Motion has been sounding the call for rapid improvements to Burlington's on-street biking network for well over a year now.  In 2017, Burlington DPW promised to step up the pace.  They queued up a whole lot of improvements to the on-street bike network.  But only one of them—the Union Street protected lane—actually got done.  The pace of progress is still far too timid and halting.  


    2018_BTV_bike_network.jpgWhat happened?  And how do we change things in 2018?  This is your chance to find out—and to speak up.  We'll ride on portions of the proposed network above, then head inside for a conversation about both goals and process with DPW Director Chapin Spencer and Parks & Rec Director Cindi Wright.  What projects should happen next year?  And what needs to change with DPW's process so they actually get done?  Share your thoughts and frustrations, and get answers to your questions about how the City will move things forward.


    BIKE RIDE DETAILS:  Bike ride starts at 3 PM at Local Motion's office 
    Bring your own bike and helmet, plus a lock.  Ride will be on city streets across downtown.

    MEETING DETAILS:  Conversation starts at 4 PM in the "Board Room" of the Main Street Landing building
    The Board Room is one floor above Skinny Pancake, one entrance farther north.  Enter from Lake Street.

    November 19, 2017 at 3pm
    Bike ride starts at 3 at Local Motion; conversation starts at 4 in Board Room of Main Street Landing
    1 Steele St
    Burlington, VT 05401
    United States
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  • commented on Fall Fundo 2017-10-07 07:08:57 -0400
    Thanks so much for this great write up! I wish I had gotten a few minutes to ride with you and pass the time. Pesto making, story telling, and literature all sound like great topics to me. Again, thanks for the nice description of a great day and a great event!

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  • posted about Speak up for More Stripes on Streets on Facebook 2016-08-06 01:53:45 -0400
    I endorsed Local Motion's call for More Stripes on Streets. Join the call for more bike lanes in Burlington!

    Speak up for More Stripes on Streets

    We, the undersigned, call on the City of Burlington to work with Local Motion and other partners to install new bike lanes on at least two major streets that:

    a) are important connections for biking; and
    b) can have bike lanes added without significant changes to vehicle lanes and without any major construction.

    We urge the City to add bike lanes to these streets by fall 2016.  We encourage the City to take a "light and fast" approach to adding bike lanes, restriping streets based on in-house engineering knowledge rather than hiring an outside firm to do the design work.  

    Finally, we call on Mayor Weinberger to allocate the funds needed to pay for extra line grinding and striping costs incurred to create these bike lanes, and to work with city staff to expedite these projects.



  • tagged Anndee Lyford's Route 2A from the Essex line into the village with important 2016-06-11 12:03:30 -0400

    Route 2A from the Essex line into the village

    Route 2A from the Essex line into the village is horrible to walk or bike . Multi use paths would enable all us folks that live in that area a way to get to the library, the basketball courts and most importantly The Village Scoop!!

  • Commuting Route in Colchester

    We really need a safe way to bike what is basically Colchester's main artery: Severence Road - Blakely Road. This connects Fort Ethan Allen & Essex Jct. area with Malletts Bay

Avid bicyclist and bicycling proponent, taxpayer, family member, and frequent driver as well.
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