Bike Safety and Buses

bus_thumb.jpgRecently, Local Motion got an inquiry from a contact at GMT (formerly CCTA) about the four-foot passing law.  They said a driver had asked why exactly it was necessary to give a minimum of four feet of clearance when passing someone on a bike.  We were so glad they asked!  GMT puts a major emphasis on safety, and bike-bus interactions are an area where special conditions apply.  Here's what we told them about why four feet is so important:

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More Stripes on Streets, More Butts on Bikes

26051107140_a7aa13b064_q.jpgAre you interested in cleaner air? How about a healthier population? Though it may seem intuitive, Sorrel's latest article "Building Bike Lanes Really Does Get More People Out of Their Cars" is a confirmation of why Local Motion's newest campaign matters: MORE STRIPES ON STREETS means more butts on bikes! Now, it's your turn to get involved. If you are interested in seeing more bike lanes across Vermont, endorse Local Motion's campaign More Stripes on Streets today! 



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Burlington residents declare: MORE STRIPES ON STREETS

StripesOnStreets.JPGBikes. Beers. Burlington. Lovers of all three converged to pack the house at Skinny Pancake's monthly Green Drinks event for the launch of Local Motion's More Stripes on Streets campaign. Attendees put pen to paper and collectively contributed 57 letters to be sent to Mayor Miro Weinberger letting him know that there is overwhelming support for the modernization of Burlington's transportation infrastructure. We didn't realize it was going to be a competition, but one letter writer channeled the Fresh Prince of Bel-air to compose an American Idol worthy ode to bike lanes in Burlington. Check it out below, but first, make sure you've endorsed More Stripes on Streets.

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Mr. 5,000

5_002.jpgThis past Friday could have been just like any other day on the Local Motion bike ferry: busy, breezy, and beautiful. Except this day was different, one lucky cyclist would earn the title of 5,000th rider for the 2016 season.

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The Proof is in the Numbers

8426239132_6fc1c33f5f_q.jpgMost of us feel safer and more confident cycling on the road when there are clearly designated bike lanes, but how effective are these lanes in reality? New data from StreetsBlog USA shows that an increase in bike lanes within a city means more cyclists on the road and fewer severe or fatal injuries. The release of this report is timed perfectly as we prepare to launch our MORE STRIPES ON STREETS campaign! 

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A Great Day for Walking & Biking in the Capital City

BehindTheHandleBars.JPGSaturday July 16 was a day to be remembered in Montpelier. Local Motion and friends gathered in front of the Golden Dome for fun and games, education and outreach on innovative ways to reduce our carbon footprint, and of course...ICE CREAM! Then, that same afternoon, our amazing volunteers provided free valet bike parking for over 70 attendees of the Do Good Fest.

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Bikers, Walkers, and... Horses?!

horses.jpgThat's right, horses have equal access to the road! In Vermont, it is not uncommon to run into horse riders on your daily excursions. For most of us, the demeanor and needs of horses are unfamiliar. How should you behave in order to ensure the safety of both the rider and yourself? Here are a few helpful hints...

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Bike Me Out to the Ballgame

champ1.jpgNot even a cold rainy day could stop a crew of cyclists from attending the Lake Monsters baseball game FOR FREE this past Sunday. Local Motion provided valet bike parking and safety tips, while a slew of other local organizations offered free helmets, bike check-ups, and escorted bike trains. The grand total of bikes checked into valet parking? An impressive showing of over sixty bikes! 

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Invasives Invade

knap4.jpgHave you noticed, while pedaling serenely down the Island Line Causeway under lovely skies, water to the left, water to the right, and out on to the mighty Bike Ferry -- that something else is seeming quite mighty?

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North Avenue: A Sight for Sore Eyes

northavethumbnail.jpgRumor has it that North Avenue now has PROTECTED BIKE LANES. Check out these awesome photos of the pilot project on North Ave, and don't forget to try out the pilot for yourself! 

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Featured Events

Kids Bike Sale!

Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11:00 AM · 2 rsvps
Bike Recycle Vermont in Burlington, VT

We need more space in our shops and we have a surplus of kids bikes, so help us lighten our load while getting a sweet... More Details


Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 05:00 PM · 42 rsvps

Grab your bike, all of your friends, a costume, an instrument, your boa, your hampster, your grandma, your constant party attitude, and let's go for... More Details

Bristol CARnival!

Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 02:00 PM
Bristol Green in Bristol, VT

On July 31st from 2PM to 5PM SunCommon will host the 2nd Annual Bristol Sun CARnival on the green in downtown Bristol...

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