Community Transportation Workshops

A Tale of Two Bridges
10:00-­11:00 in Room 100
Jim Gish, the Town of Middlebury’s Community Liaison for the upcoming Merchants Row and Main Street bridges replacement project, will provide an
overview of the project’s goals and timeline, its expected impact on our
downtown, and the activities taking place to ensure the vitality of our town
during the two-­year construction. Learn about this important project and its
likely impact on the future of transportation in our community. Come
to ask questions and contribute your ideas!
How Walkable Is Your Town?
11:30-­12:30 in Room 100 
Join Chris Robbins in looking at ways to measure walkability, focusing on the network of streets, and examples of connected and disconnected networks. Then we’ll calculate the connectivity index for Middlebury and Bristol. We will also
learn about other measures of walkability and practice using Walk Score, an on-­line method that assigns a walk, bike or transit score to an address. You can apply these methods to your town to evaluate walkability.
Transformative Transportation –Engaging, Active & Sensible Mobility for All
1:00-­2:00 in Room 100
Join this interactive workshop and demo showcasing cutting-­edge developments
in transportation options for Vermonters and a connection to healthier lifestyle
alternatives. We’ll dive into a discussion about the free services and programs at
Go! Vermont, including ZimRide, VRide, ACTR and VBike. Then we’ll go outside
to see the latest e-­assist bikes, cargo bikes, transit/bike option and vanpool.
Learn about carpooling and vanpooling resources, new changes in transit, and
how easy it is to load your bike for a bike/bus trip. Finally, we’ll explore how
to integrate more walking and biking choices into your lifestyle. With GoVT's Deb Sachs, VBike's Dave Cohen and ACTR's Mary-Claire Crogan
May 14, 2016 at 10am - 4pm
Middlebury Union Middle School

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