Endorse improvements on Rte 2 in Richmond

We, the undersigned, users of Route 2 (West Main Street) in Richmond call on the Town, County and State authorities to implement improvements to make that heavily used section of road safer for all users. The present state of the road creates serious hazards for pedestrians and bicycle users and discourages or prevents them from using it. Immediately (prior to the eventual Route 2 rebuild) we request that the shoulder be re-striped, increasing the shoulder width by 1 foot on each side and reducing lane width from 12 to 11 ft., bringing the widths to the VTRANS standard for state highway lanes - we're simply asking them to comply with their own standard. This low cost, sensible improvement will work better for everyone. In particular, people want improved access to the currently jam-packed Park & Ride to facilitate carpooling and use of the Link Bus, as well as for access to residences and businesses.

Who's endorsing

Katie Loesel
Caelan Keenan
Trum Rittling
Thomas Leamon
Kevin Kennedy
Margaret Curtis
Janet Morris
Paul Garrett
Isaac Patch
David Drumm
Colleen Flaherty
Jim Feinson
Sandy Lord
Daniel Hament
Jay Furr
Ted Lyman
Virginia Clarke
Alexis Lathem
Natalie Babij
Kirsten Bower
Loyal Downing
Jacob Marin
David OBrien
John Ridgely
Julie Welkowitz
Carole 'The Otter' Furr
Erik Sandblom ESPC Civil & Envirnmental Engineering
Christa Kemp Timber Hill Farm
Ruth Miller
Marie DiBenedetto
283 endorsements
200 endorsements

Will you endorse?

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  • Katie Loesel
    endorsed 2017-12-31 09:22:40 -0500
    Yes please!
  • Caelan Keenan
    endorsed 2017-12-31 09:21:49 -0500
  • Trum Rittling
    endorsed 2017-12-31 09:20:13 -0500
  • Thomas Leamon
    endorsed 2017-12-31 09:12:10 -0500
    I commute to work in Williston via bike often and never ride that stretch of road – I always go thru Fays corner – because it is treacherous. Improvements are needed! Thanks!
  • Kevin Kennedy
    endorsed 2017-12-31 08:57:46 -0500
  • Margaret Curtis
    endorsed 2017-12-31 07:50:53 -0500
  • Janet Morris
    endorsed 2017-12-31 04:54:51 -0500
  • Paul Garrett
    endorsed 2017-12-31 00:46:35 -0500
  • Isaac Patch
    endorsed 2017-12-30 22:56:24 -0500
  • David Drumm
    endorsed 2017-12-30 21:53:44 -0500
    I am all for it!
  • Colleen Flaherty
    endorsed 2017-12-30 21:19:58 -0500
  • Jim Feinson
    endorsed 2017-12-30 21:18:02 -0500
  • Sandy Lord
    endorsed 2017-12-30 21:08:57 -0500
  • Daniel Hament
    endorsed 2017-12-30 21:04:45 -0500
    I live in Richmond and avoid riding that stretch of Rt 2 for all the reasons that this effort is being made. Riding that 3 mile stretch is just too life threatening. Please improve it!!
  • Jay Furr
    endorsed via 2017-12-30 20:03:24 -0500
  • Ted Lyman
    endorsed 2017-12-30 19:53:50 -0500
  • Virginia Clarke
    endorsed 2017-12-30 19:51:57 -0500
  • Alexis Lathem
    endorsed 2017-12-30 19:39:24 -0500
  • Natalie Babij
    endorsed 2017-12-30 19:22:03 -0500
    Having a Link bus stop in Richmond is a great perk of living here. However, it is difficult to get to from the village/residential areas, unless you drive, and you still may not find a parking space! I think efforts should be made to make public transit more readily available to Richmond residents, and making W. Main St. safer for bike and pedestrian travel is a great first step in that direction. And I strongly support all efforts to make bicycle travel in this area safer!
  • Kirsten Bower
    endorsed 2017-12-30 18:52:40 -0500
    Thanks for helping to move it forward.
  • Loyal Downing
    endorsed 2017-12-30 18:04:52 -0500
  • Jacob Marin
    endorsed 2017-12-30 17:49:50 -0500
    Great idea! Let’s make this happen.
  • David OBrien
    endorsed 2017-12-30 17:47:40 -0500
  • John Ridgely
    endorsed 2017-12-30 17:09:21 -0500
  • Julie Welkowitz
    endorsed 2017-12-30 17:06:42 -0500
  • Carole 'The Otter' Furr
    endorsed 2017-12-30 16:59:20 -0500
  • Erik Sandblom
    ESPC Civil & Envirnmental Engineering endorsed 2017-12-30 16:58:15 -0500
    This endorsement comes from me personally and as an individual resident of Richmond. A little over 10 years ago our firm presented several recommendations to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety along Main Street and none have been implemented to date.
  • Christa Kemp
    Timber Hill Farm endorsed 2017-12-30 16:57:06 -0500
    As a 26 year Richmond resident, I am endorsing this request on behalf of both my business, and my personal interests.
  • Ruth Miller
    endorsed 2017-12-30 16:41:53 -0500
  • Marie DiBenedetto
    endorsed 2017-12-30 16:41:08 -0500
    I am very supportive of this. I also live on East Main, just 1.2 miles from town. I would love to be able to bike in. However, it is so dangerous around the corners with no shoulder, I cannot. Having a shoulder and some share the road signs would be ideal. Eventually, I’d love to see a bike lane across all of Route 2.