Shelburne

Shelburne is home to an impressive number of tourist attractions and special events as well as a thriving historic village ShelburnePath.jpgand stunning views of Lake Champlain, which attract many to bike and walk in the Shelburne area. Other special events include concerts, biathlons, triathlons, fireworks, parades and various year round festivals.


Local Motion is supportive of local efforts to make Shelburne an even better place to walk and bike. We have helped students at Shelburne Community School learn how to pedal with style and confidence through our Bike Smart trainings and encouraged adults to make two wheel transportation a part of their routine through our Everyday Bicycling workshop at Shelburne Library.

Local Motion is involved with efforts by local residents and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission to make Shelburne a safer community for walking and biking. Specifically, we worked with the town to develop a Form Based Code creating a more pedestrian oriented Route 7 corridor north of the village. 

 

Shelburne is an increasingly popular destination - home to a Shelburne Vineyard, Folino’s Pizza, Fiddlehead Brewery, and Vermont Teddy Bear Company, as well as brand new bicycle rest area. Pedestrian and cyclist safety in this corridor is entering a critically important phase and Local Motion will continue to work with local residents to ensure Shelburne continues to be a safe and appealing destination.


To become more involved in making Shelburne a safe and welcoming environment for walking and biking consider getting involved with the Shelburne Bike and Pedestrian Paths Committee.

 

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GOAL: A Path for Shelburne Heights

primitivetrail_thumb.jpgLocal Motion is pleased to have partnered with Shelburne residents to win selectboard permission for a primitive (unpaved) path on public, town-owned land between Shelburne Heights and Boulder Hill.  The path—which is now being built—runs entirely on public land and is being constructed by volunteers at no cost to the town or to taxpayers.  
 

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 THE OPPORTUNITY:  A path from Shelburne Heights to Boulder Hill will give a major new section of Shelburne a walking and biking route to the village.  Shelburne Heights residents will be able to get to the Webster Road path without having to walk or bike on Spear Street.  This will benefit a large number of families and kids, promoting physical activity and connecting them to the village.

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CURRENT STATUS:  The path was approved 5-0 by the selectboard on September 27, 2016.  Volunteers are now moving ahead with path construction.  (Note that the photo above is an example of the type of path that is being built; it is not a photo of the path itself.)

THE NEXT STEP:  Add your name, then sign up for a trail workday!  Click the red button above to endorse the construction of a path from Shelburne Heights to Boulder Hill, then email or call Mike Ashooh (see below) to volunteer.  The next trail workday is Saturday, October 15 from 10 to 2.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  This path is NOT located in or near any wetlands. It runs entirely through upland forest.  Click the button below for a map showing the location of wetlands relative to the path location.

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download a fact sheet about the path proposal

 FOR MORE INFO:  Contact Mike Ashooh of 87 Ravine Court at 985-3734 or mashooh@gmail.com.  

 

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Bay Road Underpass

Local Motion assisted the Shelburne Paths Committee with a redesign of the Bay Road underpass that has made this dangerous pinch point much safer for people driving, walking, and biking. The redesign narrowed the motor vehicle lane to a single lane, stopping motor vehicle traffic at the approach on either side of the underpass.  This allowed for the creation of protected space (using flexible bollards) for people to safely walk and bike through the underpass.

Local Motion was closely involved in both refining the design and promoting the concept.  The Town of Shelburne created an initial design with assistance from the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission.  Local Motion provided a critical tweak to the plan:  narrowing the single vehicle lane to about 11 feet, which allowed for a walk-bike lane on both sides.  (The initial design concept called for a walk-bike lane on only one side, which would have required half of the walk-bike traffic to cross the street right at a pinch point with poor sight lines.)  The Town then moved forward rapidly to implement the plan.

Want more details?  Download the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission's technical assessment of improvements at this location.

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