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Safe Streets Collaborative

What is the Safe Streets Collaborative?

SSC_logo_only_lowThe Safe Streets Network is a broad-based campaign by nonprofits and local governments from across Vermont, 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.


The Safe Streets Network has pursued a variety of initiatives with local Safe Streets teams across Vermont, 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 improve 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?


Want to get involved with making your community's streets safer for everyone?
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Want to request a presentation about safe streets for your club, school, or town?
Click here to learn more about how we can help!


Upcoming Events

   Sat Apr 30th
Middlebury Bike Swap
9:00am - 3:00pm
   Sat Apr 30th
Earl's Bike Swap
9:00am - 5:00pm
   Sat Apr 30th
Ski Rack Bike Swap
9:00am - 7:00pm
   Sun May 1st
Earl's Bike Swap
9:00am - 5:00pm
   Sun May 1st
Ski Rack Bike Swap
9:00am - 7:00pm
   Mon May 2nd
Social Ride! Bike Bingo
4:30am - 7:00pm
   Mon May 2nd
Bike Breakfast! Bike Bingo
6:30am - 9:30am
   Mon May 2nd
Kelly Boe Memorial Ride
4:00pm -
   Wed May 4th
Intergenerational Walk & Roll to School Day
8:00am - 5:00pm
   Wed May 4th
Bike Safety Fair--Middlebury
3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Safe Streets Collaborative

safe_streets_logo_125 Learn more about a traffic safety campaign convened by local community leaders aimed at pedestrians, motorists and bicyclists. Click here.
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