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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!

Copy_of_File_000.jpegThe 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. 

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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.

Go Vote!

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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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Shelburne Implements Low-Cost, High-Impact Safety Improvement for Bay Road Underpass

bay_road_underpass_thumb.jpegThis summer, Shelburne demonstrated that making streets and roads safer for people walking and biking—not to mention driving—doesn't have to cost a fortune or take forever. Local Motion helped them get there.  How can we help in YOUR community?  If you have a goal for walking or biking that you need help getting traction on, fill us in!  We review all suggested goals and look for ones that have legs, then we work directly with community residents to make those goals a reality.

ADD YOUR GOAL HERE

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Passport to Prizes: Bringing Bikers and Businesses Together

Hall_Home.JPGIf the views or bike-friendly businesses aren’t enough to get you out visiting these new rest areas, perhaps prizes may pique your interest! All August long, cyclists can be a part of the Local Motion’s Passport to Prizes. Start by visiting any of the eight rest areas and pick up a small card that will serve as your ticket to ride.

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VT Wants Feedback on Energy Standards for Town Plans

Montpelier_vermont_state_house_thumb.jpgThe Department of Public Service invites all interested Vermonters to provide input on the standards the Department must create per Act 174 of 2016 for determining consistency of regional and municipal plans with state energy policy. The Department will host a forum to gather input on August 30, from 9 a.m. to noon, in Montpelier at the Vermont College of Fine Arts (Noble Hall). An online survey is also available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WMTZFF2

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Brattleboro Launches a New Pilot Program

brattleboro_woman.jpgThe safe and complete streets campaign is all about working with communities across Vermont to make roads in their towns work better for all. Recently, the Safe Streets Project in Brattelboro teamed up with the Brattleboro Department of Public Works and the Holton Home for elder care to ensure that residents of the home are visible when crossing the street. Read on to hear about how the pilot is helping a vulnerable community reclaim the road!

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