The Safe Streets Collaborative is a broad-based campaign by nonprofits and local governments from across Chittenden County, with leadership from Local Motion. Our goal is to reduce crashes and injuries for people on foot and on bike by building a culture of respect on our streets and sidewalks. Our philosophy is that everyone has a part to play -- cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists alike -- in making our roadways safer for people on foot and on bike.
Over the course of 2012, the Safe Streets Collaborative pursued a variety of initiatives with local Safe Streets teams across the region, including:
- Pedestrian safety presentations and reflective vests for seniors
- A "Street and Sidewalk Safety Inventory" initiative to document safety issues affecting bicyclists and pedestrians and work with municipalities to get them fixed
- Campus outreach to inprove safety for pedestrians, bike riders, and drivers alike, with a focus on bike and skateboard helmet use
- Education about local policy changes -- such as "slow streets" speed limits -- that make cities and villages safer for everyone
- Helmet distribution at Burlington events
- Helmet decoration events--children who decorate their helmets are more likely to wear them.
- Radio ads, public service announcements, and more
Funding for the Safe Streets Collaborative is generously provided by the Vermont Governor's Highway Safety Program. Scroll down for some quick links to help you get the information you need.
Want to save money on a helmet, bike lights, or other safety gear?
Download our safety gear coupon, good for $6 off at many northwest Vermont participating outdoor shops.
Curious about what the rules of the road are for bikes, pedestrians, and cars?
Read a plain-English summary of the rules of the road.
Want to get involved with making your community's streets safer for everyone?
Concerned about a driver, bike rider, or pedestrian who isn't following the rules of the road?
File a report using our Report Recklessness Hotline.
Want to request a presentation about safe streets for your club, school, or town?
Click here to learn more about how we can help!