Vermont’s largest city was recently awarded Silver-level status by the Walk Friendly Communities program.  This award recognizes Burlington's nearly 100% sidewalk coverage, its investment in better crosswalk signals, and its work to slowdown traffic. Local Motion and other community partners are encouraging the city to Go for Gold and make Burlington a world-class city for walking and biking. To that end, the City has also been working with community stakeholders to develop PlanBTV, the city’s Walk/Bike Master Plan which aims to enhance safety and active mobility in the city.

Burlington is a destination for active outdoor recreation enthusiasts. It is home to terrific opportunities to walk, bike, and ski such as The Intervale and Centennial Woods, as well as the Waterfront Park and Island Line Trail. It’s also home to outfitters like Outdoor Gear Exchange and Ski Rack, which hosts one of the state’s largest annual bike swaps.

Local Motion, headquartered in the Queen City, is supportive of efforts to make Burlington an even better place to walk and bike. We have helped students from across the city 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 workshops at UVM, City Market, and many other local businesses.

We’ve also provided technical assistance for over eight years on projects from Plan BTV WalkBike to the North Avenue Corridor Study. To become more involved in making Burlington a safe and welcoming environment for walking and biking consider joining the Burlington Walk/Bike Council.

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