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

Forrest Conrad
Laura Schutz
Fran Thomas
Erin Wagg
Jon Eriksson
Brie Marie
Brie Healy
Katherine Long
Jenn Tyler
Holly Wilkinson-Ray
Kathryn Wysockey-Johnson
Jeff Mullen
Catherine McIntyre
Eyliese Jiunta
Francine Pomerantz
Susan Sullivan
Jean Bressor
Gary Bressor
Chris MacDonald
Khalid AlMubarak
Tom Broido
Kevin Bessett Green Mountain Bicycle Club
Karen Vesosky
Jon Kart
Nancy Zimny
Tyler Merritt
Lincoln Bressor
Sue Roberge
Darren Ohl Vermont Bicycle Shop
Rj Lalumiere
283 endorsements
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  • Forrest Conrad
    endorsed 2017-11-30 17:23:41 -0500
  • Laura Schutz
    endorsed 2017-11-30 17:10:53 -0500
    I live on West Main Street and biked to work at GlobalFoundries in Essex Junction once/week May-September this summer and took a long way through Lew’s Corner on East Hill Rd. & Williston to avoid biking on route 15 and route 117 – making route 15 safer from downtown Richmond to the park & ride would be a big improvement to enabling me to bike a much more direct route to work (which means I can bike more often!). Thank you!
  • Fran Thomas
    endorsed 2017-11-30 17:06:51 -0500
  • Erin Wagg
    endorsed 2017-11-30 17:05:48 -0500
    Rt 2 is a higher speed limit road than in the Richmond Village but perhaps to accomodate this change the speed could be lowered as more pedestrian traffic is encouraged. Alternative idea: figure out how to add a bike/pedestrian lane next to the train tracks. This has been done in other communities and would keep pedestrian traffic away from the Rt 2 fast/heavy traffic at a much pricier cost.
  • Jon Eriksson
    endorsed 2017-11-30 17:00:58 -0500
  • Brie Marie
    endorsed 2017-11-30 16:58:08 -0500
  • Brie Healy
    endorsed 2017-11-30 16:57:27 -0500
  • Katherine Long
    endorsed 2017-11-30 16:56:04 -0500
  • Jenn Tyler
    endorsed 2017-11-30 16:53:28 -0500
  • Holly Wilkinson-Ray
    endorsed 2017-11-30 16:51:54 -0500
  • Kathryn Wysockey-Johnson
    endorsed 2017-11-30 11:59:00 -0500
    Please make West Main Street safer for cyclists by making reasonable improvements to the roadside.
  • Jeff Mullen
    endorsed 2017-11-30 09:20:05 -0500
  • Catherine McIntyre
    endorsed 2017-11-30 08:51:40 -0500
  • Eyliese Jiunta
    endorsed 2017-11-30 08:41:54 -0500
  • Francine Pomerantz
    endorsed 2017-11-30 07:25:11 -0500
  • Susan Sullivan
    endorsed 2017-11-30 07:14:52 -0500
  • Jean Bressor
    endorsed 2017-11-30 05:14:53 -0500
  • Gary Bressor
    endorsed 2017-11-30 05:00:32 -0500
    This work is long overdue on this very dangerous stretch of road.
  • Chris MacDonald
    endorsed 2017-11-30 00:02:09 -0500
  • Khalid AlMubarak
    endorsed 2017-11-29 23:05:30 -0500
  • Tom Broido
    endorsed 2017-11-29 21:07:18 -0500
  • Kevin Bessett
    Green Mountain Bicycle Club endorsed 2017-11-29 20:38:24 -0500
  • Karen Vesosky
    endorsed 2017-11-29 19:59:02 -0500
  • Jon Kart
    endorsed 2017-11-29 19:20:11 -0500
    This is a low cost and sensible transportation improvement.
  • Nancy Zimny
    endorsed 2017-11-29 19:12:39 -0500
  • Tyler Merritt
    endorsed 2017-11-29 16:41:02 -0500
  • Lincoln Bressor
    endorsed via 2017-11-29 16:39:13 -0500
  • Sue Roberge
    endorsed 2017-11-29 16:35:43 -0500
  • Darren Ohl
    Vermont Bicycle Shop endorsed 2017-11-29 13:30:29 -0500
  • Rj Lalumiere
    endorsed 2017-11-29 13:15:48 -0500
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