- AARP Vermont and the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce have gotten onboard as cosponsors of this event! They both know that making Burlington a more bike-friendly city is good for people of all ages, good for the economy, and more.
- We'll be raffling off a $100 Skirack gift certificate at the event! You get one chance if you go on the ride, and another chance if you come to the meeting. Pull out your bike and RSVP now using the form below!
Local Motion has been sounding the call for rapid improvements to Burlington's on-street biking network for well over a year now. In 2017, Burlington DPW promised to step up the pace. They queued up a whole lot of improvements to the on-street bike network. But only one of them—the Union Street protected lane—actually got done. The pace of progress is still far too timid and halting.
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What happened? And how do we change things in 2018? This is your chance to find out—and to speak up. We'll ride on portions of the proposed network above, then head inside for a conversation about both goals and process with DPW Director Chapin Spencer and Parks & Rec Director Cindi Wright. What projects should happen next year? And what needs to change with DPW's process so they actually get done? Share your thoughts and frustrations, and get answers to your questions about how the City will move things forward.
BIKE RIDE DETAILS: Bike ride starts at 3 PM at Local Motion's office
Bring your own bike and helmet, plus a lock. Ride will be on city streets across downtown.
MEETING DETAILS: Conversation starts at 4 PM in the "Board Room" of the Main Street Landing building
The Board Room is one floor above Skinny Pancake, one entrance farther north. Enter from Lake Street.
Last Wednesday was the inaugural “Beach Bites” Food Truck event, a gustatory celebration that will be happening the first Wednesday of every month through September at Leddy Park-right behind the arena, looking out over a placid Lake Champlain. I know the Truck Stop Friday Night at Arts Riot is crazy, but how busy could a similar event in the New North End be, especially in the middle of the week...
- PlanBTV Walk Bike official website
- Burlington DPW official walk-bike projects map for 2017
- Local Motion map of proposed 2017 "center city" bike network improvements
- Local Motion mark-up of late 2015 draft bike network map
- Pop-up and demonstration project guide
In spring 2017, the Burlington City Council approved PlanBTV Walk Bike, the city's first-ever walk-bike master plan. This plan is a blueprint for making Burlington the kind of place where anyone can bike and walk anywhere in safety and comfort. Now it is time to implement the plan! Join the call for making the Queen City a great place to walk and bike.
TEXT OF THE PETITION IS AS FOLLOWS:
PlanBTV Walk Bike is Burlington's first-ever attempt to (among other things) plan for a complete, fully integrated bike network that brings biking within reach for everyone. The draft bike network map is a big step in the right direction, but it still falls substantially short of what is needed to make biking a safe option everywhere in the city.
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