This winter (and fall and spring), we're holding a series of webinars intended to help advocates and communities make progress on improving infrastructure for walking and biking. All of these webinars will be recorded and posted here. Can't make it live? Register anyways and you'll get the recording. Register below!
How to Make Your Place Better for Walking and Biking
December 14, 2023 — 6 PM - 7 PM
How can people make their communities better for walking, biking, and rolling? Local Motion staff will discuss key strategies, opportunities, and barriers for Vermonters working for safer streets and sustainable transportation.
What's a Walk/Bike/Roll Master Plan and Why Your Town Needs One
January 11, 2024 — 6 PM - 7 PM
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 will outline key elements of a good Walk/Bike Master Plan, common pitfalls, success stories, and more. We'll also discuss funding and technical assistance opportunities for this type of planning in Vermont.
Funding Walk/Bike Infrastructure in Vermont
February 29, 2024 — 6 PM - 7:30 PM
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 will help 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. We'll also discuss key funding challenges and hopefully identify some solutions.
We'll also hear from a panel of Vermonters who are experienced with the challenges and opportunities for infrastructure funding.
How (and Why) to Build Great Bike Parking
March 21, 2024 — 6 PM - 7 PM
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 suceptible 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 will explore key components of good bike parking, including design of short- and long-term bike parking, accommodating cargo and electric bikes, amenities, and more. We'll 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.
Low-Cost Traffic Calming Techniques and Walk/Bike Solutions for Rural Vermont
April 18, 2024 — 6 PM - 7 PM
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'll look at lower-cost infrastructure that can be used to slow car speeds and make rapid, effective improvements for walking, biking, and rolling. This will include some ideas for more rural streets and roads. We might even find one or two ideas where you get to "pick all three."