Advocacy

Livable Streets are streets that work for everyone!

We want to help you take action to create more of them in your community. Whether you are hoping to launch a local campaign to build public support for a safer intersection, plan a temporary demonstration project to repurpose on-street parking with a new bike lane, or organizing your first bike-walk committee meeting, we are here to help.

Local Motion provides support and technical expertise to those who are trying to make their communities better and safer places to walk and bike. The resources below outline the ways we can be of assistance through our Livable Streets Program.

Safe and Complete Streets

Local Motion works with communities across Vermont to make roads in their towns work better for everyone. We can help create safer and more welcoming streets in your community.

Here are a few examples:

  • Working with Addison County to support and mentor a county-wide walk-bike advisory council
  • Advising Swanton on a major repaving project to ensure that the design works for people biking and walking
  • Assessing South Burlington streets to identify easy, low-cost bike- and walk-friendly road improvements
  • Working with the City of Burlington to organize Open Streets BTV, a celebration of neighborhood streets

Streets are often the largest public spaces in our communities.

In addition to being used for transportation, they are also places for celebration and recreation that belong to all of us. When communities have inviting streets, local businesses benefit from increased foot traffic, people engage in healthy habits like walking, and there are fewer crashes because vehicles are moving at safe speeds. When people walk and bike more, it also means that our energy efficiency is higher.

Running a Pop-up Demonstration Project Bike/Walk Planning & Technical Assistance Learn More about Safe Streets

Local Groups & Committees

All across Vermont, there are many communities, committees, advocacy groups and people who want to see more, better and safer options for walking and biking in their communities. 

Your Community Local Walk/Bike Committees Local Walk/Bike Advocacy Groups