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National Recognition for Island Line Rail Trail

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Did you see the Island Line Rail Trail’s shoutout in USA Today? If not you should definitely check it out, but first, check out some of the beautiful pictures we have below in our blog post. And while you're at it, why don't you plan a final summer trip (or two) on the Island Line Causeway!

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BTV Walk-Bike Master Plan Draft Released

PlanBTV_walk_bike_cover.jpgAt long last, Burlington has released PlanBTV Walk/Bike for review!  Before it is submitted to Council in fall, it needs some "ground truthing" from people who walk and bike regularly.  You can download the plan at this link, or view a hard copy at Fletcher Free Library, City Hall, and DPW.  Submit comments by September 23 via email to Lucy Gibson at lgibson@dubois-king.com and copy campaigns@localmotion.org.  Read on for Local Motion's take on how the plan can be improved.

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Car Reduction Therapy in Action

BrattleboroEbike.jpegGuess what? Bikes aren't just toys - they are the tools that will help us transform our built environment and our relationships, with one another and the world around us. In Brattleboro, folks are already realizing the transformative experience that can happen when we "reboot the bike!" Keep on reading and learn more about how some Brattleboro residents are loving their "car-lite" lifestyle.

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Rebooting the Bike in Vermont - VBike on VPR

Vbike.jpgHow cool! VPR's Vermont Edition interviewed Local Motion's friend and VBike founder, Dave Cohen. Listen and learn about how bike innovations are being adopted in Brattleboro and VBike's work to help Vermonters and Vermont bike shops catch up with the new designs and technologies that are revolutionizing bike transport.

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Barre Montpelier Road Diet is a Big Win for Safer Streets!

The word is in and it's a big win for safer roads for everyone! VTrans is making the lane reconfiguration aka “Road Diet” on the Barre-Montpelier Road in Berlin permanent. The roadway resurfacing project, which has been tested and reviewed in a pilot process over the past two months, and includes a reduction in the number of vehicle travel lanes from two-lanes in each direction to one lane in each direction with center left turn lanes, and the addition of buffered and conventional bike lanes. Final tweaks to the design and final resurfacing work including paving and line striping will begin the week of August 15th.  Research from FHWA has found the nationwide, road diets reduce crashes by 19%-47% (average of 29%) depending upon whether the corridor is located in an urban or suburban setting.  

 

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Vote, vote, vote!

yuba1.jpgEver since announcing our naming competition for Local Motion's newest Yuba Boda Boda cargo bike, we have received a lot of great entries. The competition is fierce, and we need your help to choose the winning name! Check out our favorite five names, and vote for the one you like best. The winner will receive a free Local Motion prize pack.

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Williston Road Bike Lanes Pushed to 2017

bike_lane_ends_williston_road.jpgWe are delighted to report that the promised addition of bike lanes to Williston Road between Earl's Cyclery and Tafts Corners is happening—and we're bummed to report that it won't happen until 2017.  (The delay is to accommodate a major subsurface utility upgrade, which is much better done before the road is repaved than after.)  The delay is frustrating, but the bike lanes are baked into the design, which means they WILL get built.  Read on for a few screenshots from the paving plans, so you know we aren't blowing smoke!

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BPD gets some beautiful new bikes

Budnitz_BPD_Fleet_1500-7.jpgThe Burlington Police Department is going green! BPD released a statement yesterday that they will be reintroducing police bike patrols as a measure to make Burlington more environmentally friendly, healthier, and stronger as a community. Read on for more information, and to sneak a glance at the police's shiny new wheels. 

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Go Green at Hannaford & Support Local Motion!

BagSide.jpgThe "Hannaford Helps" reusable bag program has supported over 1000 local causes to the tune of $207,409. And now, if you purchase a "Hannaford Helps" reusable bag at the South Burlington store on Dorset Street, you will also be supporting your favorite Vermont walk and bike advocacy organization.

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Featured Events


Terry Bicycles Annual Tent Sale

Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM through August 26, 2016

Tent sale at Terry Bikes! And, a portion of the proceeds will support Local Motion. What's not to love? Thursday, 10-6. Friday, 9-2.

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Birchcliff Sidewalk Community Meeting

Monday, August 29, 2016 at 06:30 PM · 6 rsvps
Champlain Elementary School in Burlington, VT

The proposed sidewalk between Cherry and Bittersweet on Birchcliff Parkway in Burlington needs your help!  A few residents have voiced opposition to this important sidewalk... More Details


Open Streets BTV 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Burlington City Streets

Come bike, stroll, roll, dance or skate along car-free streets from the Old North End to Downtown! Activities, food and family fun for all.

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