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Adam Maxwell commented on S.51 - 90% Renewable Energy 2017-04-22 09:18:31 -0400The core of this bill still has a shot at being included in an energy omnibus bill. The other great part of S.51 was that it provided substantial guidance for the Agency of Transportation to develop alternative modes of low carbon transportation. It also offered a framework for better coordination between agencies in pursuing this target. Let’s hope the spirit of S.51 lives on in a strengthened form! Thanks for all you do Local Motion.
Adam Maxwell published Walk Bike Addison Advisory Council in Champlain Valley 2017-03-24 11:34:27 -0400
The Addison County Walk/Bike Council is now forming to help make the streets and sidewalks of Addison County safer for bikers and pedestrians. If you are interested in joining the council please contact Claire Tebs at the Addison County Regional Planning Commission.
Visit the Addison County Walk/Bike Council Homepage
Thank you for supporting Local Motion’s work to make Vermont the best state in the nation for walking and biking.
Your support this year will help us to:
- Ensure that all the major improvements for biking and walking that are happening this year are done right and get the community support they need.
- Help communities across Vermont launch local walk-bike groups and fast-track on-the-ground projects to make walking and biking safer.
- Grow the reach of our Bike Smart program so we can provide on-bike skills training to 15,000+ elementary and middle school children over the course of the year.
- Keep our bike ferry service strong for this season and beyond.
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Adam Maxwell commented on OGE Offers Grants for Recreation Land Acquisition 2016-10-14 17:16:51 -0400Love to see this, and was so thoroughly impressed by Sue Minter’s VT Outdoors Program, which will do so much for our economy and our outdoors. Vermont is moving forward and we should all be a part of this beautiful and exciting transition!
Adam Maxwell endorsed 2016-08-15 16:32:30 -0400
We, the undersigned, call on the City of Burlington to work with Local Motion and other partners to install new bike lanes on at least two major streets that:
a) are important connections for biking; and
b) can have bike lanes added without significant changes to vehicle lanes and without any major construction.
We urge the City to add bike lanes to these streets by fall 2016. We encourage the City to take a "light and fast" approach to adding bike lanes, restriping streets based on in-house engineering knowledge rather than hiring an outside firm to do the design work.
Finally, we call on Mayor Weinberger to allocate the funds needed to pay for extra line grinding and striping costs incurred to create these bike lanes, and to work with city staff to expedite these projects.
Adam Maxwell commented on Better Enforcement & continuous bikelanes 2016-07-05 09:39:22 -0400Thanks for the comment, Parker. 2017 will be a BIG year for our issues in the legislature and we are happy to have your support!
Adam Maxwell commented on what about bicycles use the bike path in Montpelier, instead of the busy barre street? 2016-07-05 09:29:47 -0400Thanks for your comment, Rita. I personally prefer to use the bike path as much as I can, but it’s important to remember that homes and businesses are in and around Barre Street and, for much of the distance that the two run parallel, it is difficult if not impossible to reach Barre St. from the bike path. Barre St., like all roads (other than interstates), are open to all for conscientious and safe use!
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:1,036 signatures
To the Burlington City Council,
I am writing to you to ask you to do three things to support PlanBTV Walk Bike:
- Communicate to city staff and to fellow councilors that you support rapid overall implementation of the plan
- Support any specific projects that come before Council that are consistent with the plan
- Actively support and vote for operating and capital budgets as needed to implement the plan
This issue is very important to me. I will follow with interest any community and Council meetings where the plan is discussed and voted on, and hope I can count on your support for the plan at those meetings.
Adam Maxwell published Railyard Enterprise Project in Project Design Assistance 2016-05-19 21:00:04 -0400
The Railyard Enterprise Project is a planning and scoping project whose goal is to build out the street grid west of Pine Street and north of the Barge Canal superfund area so as to better connect Pine Street with Battery Street and promote economic development opportunities in the area. Walk and bike connections are a key part of the project design.
The Champlain Parkway is a major road planning and (eventually) construction project in Burlington that has been in the works for more than four decades. Broadly defined, the purpose of the project is to improve access to Burlington from the South. Local Motion has been engaged in the Parkway project for almost a decade. Over the next few months, we will be adding a wide range of Parkway-related materials to this site. In the meantime, please visit the official Champlain Parkway website.
Adam Maxwell published Local Groups and Committees Updates in Local Groups & Committees 2016-05-19 13:52:29 -0400
Adam Maxwell published Everyday Bicycling Request in Bring Everyday Bicycling to Your Community 2018-02-05 11:51:00 -0500
Thank you for your interest in the Everyday Bicycling Program. Please fill out this short (3-5 minute) informational form and we will get back to you with options for an Everyday Bicycling workshop in your community or workplace!Take the survey
Adam Maxwell posted about Investments in rail-to-trail bike paths to promote tourism and healthy living on Facebook 2016-05-10 08:05:16 -0400Advocacy Question of the Month: Investments in rail-to-trail bike paths to promote tourism and healthy living
Vermont must buy all of the rail easements and put them into the public estate before it's too late. These paths can become critical transportation corridors of the future for e-bikes and cargo-bikes but also economic drivers that draw tourists from all over the world!
Adam Maxwell published Investments in rail-to-trail bike paths to promote tourism and healthy living in Advocacy Question of the Month 2016-05-10 08:03:29 -0400
Adam Maxwell wants to volunteer 2016-05-23 11:27:35 -0400Volunteering with Local Motion is fun and easy, and there are all kinds of ways you can help! From greeting passengers on our Bike Ferry to parking bikes for Valet Bike Parking to helping with learn-to-ride clinics for kids, there is a good volunteer match for you.
Please fill out the basic info below and let us know what area(s) you are interested in volunteering for. We will get right back to you to discuss options and get you onboard. Thanks!
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Adam Maxwell published VTrans Construction Map in Publications and Resources 2016-05-05 10:56:58 -0400