Complete Streets

We provide support and technical assistance to communities working towards safe and equitable streets.

Complete streets are for everyone and every community. Streets constitute the majority of public space in our communities and determine the feel of our villages, towns, and cities. When they're dangerous, our communities aren't safe and cannot thrive. Complete streets prioritize safety and comfort, connect people to destinations and to each other, and enable vibrant community life. Learn out more about our services below.

A kid in a red flanel bikes down a protected bike lane in Burlington, Vermont

Technical Assistance

Local Motion provides a range of free or low-cost technical assistance services to communities working to build complete streets and encourage active transportation like walking and biking. 

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Local Walk/Bike Groups & Committees

Local committees and advocacy groups are working to build complete streets in communities across Vermont. We can connect you with a group in your area, or help you form a new one. 

Find a Local Walk/Bike Group Get Help Forming a New Walk/Bike Group

Complete Streets Webinar Series

This series of webinars is intended to help advocates and communities make progress on improving infrastructure for walking and biking. Watch them in order if you're brand new to walk/bike/roll advocacy, and you'll come away with the key information you need to get started in your community!

How to Make Your Place Better for Walking and Biking

How can people make their communities better for walking, biking, and rolling? Local Motion staff discuss key strategies, opportunities, and barriers for Vermonters working for safer streets and sustainable transportation.

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What's a Walk/Bike/Roll Master Plan and Why Your Town Needs One

Walk/Bike/Roll Master Plans are essential tools to help communities envision, plan, design, fund, and construct functional and effective infrastructure networks. In this webinar, Local Motion staff outline key elements of a good Walk/Bike Master Plan, common pitfalls, success stories, and more. We also discuss funding and technical assistance opportunities for this type of planning in Vermont.

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Funding Walk/Bike Infrastructure in Vermont

So your community wants better infrastructure for walking, biking, and rolling. Funding the planning, design, and construction of that infrastructure is a key challenge that you'll need to overcome. This webinar helps local advocates and municipal and RPC staff understand the funding opportunities for walking, biking, and rolling infrastructure in Vermont, and what strategies are needed in order to take advantage of these funding streams. 

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How (and Why) to Build Great Bike Parking

Bike parking is an essential, and often overlooked component of a bike infrastructure network. When done poorly, bike parking can be totally absent, leave bikes susceptible to theft and damage, and even create hazards for people and the environment. When done well, bike parking encourages more biking by ensuring that bikes are secure, that arriving at a destination by bike is convenient, and that people biking feel like they are treated with dignity.

This webinar explores key components of good bike parking, including design of short- and long-term bike parking, accommodating cargo and electric bikes, amenities, and more. We also talk about bike parking retrofits, the importance of bike parking provisions in land use regulations, funding opportunities for bike parking, and what entities are responsible for ensuring adequate bike parking facilities.

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Low-Cost Traffic Calming Techniques and Walk/Bike Solutions for Rural Vermont

Bicycle engineer Keith Bontrager once said about bicycle componentry: "Cheap, light, strong: pick two." When it comes to traffic calming and walk/bike/roll infrastructure in general, you might say that a similar maxim applies: "Cheap, effective, low maintenance: pick two."

In this webinar, we look at lower-cost infrastructure that can be used to slow car speeds and make rapid, effective improvements for walking, biking, and rolling. This includes some ideas for more rural streets and roads. 

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