We, the undersigned, call on the City of Burlington to complete the bike lanes on Pearl Street to improve bike safety between UVM, downtown, and the waterfront.
In 2017, we ask that the City:
- Add bike lanes on both sides of Pearl Street from St. Paul Street to Battery Street
- Implement Local Motion's proposed biking improvements between Winooski Avenue and Union Street
- Add a climbing (eastbound) bike lane and downhill super-sharrows between Union Street and the UVM Green
We recognize that parking removal requires significant public process, and we want to see improvements for biking in advance of that process. The above improvements require little to no removal of parking.
In 2018, we ask that the City work with residents and other stakeholders on upper Pearl Street to remove all parking on the north side of Pearl between Union and Prospect and install protected bike lanes on both sides of the street, as called for in PlanBTV Walk Bike.