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.

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  • Rick Evans
    endorsed 2017-11-29 12:14:59 -0500
  • Sam Davies
    endorsed 2017-11-29 12:07:23 -0500
  • Jim Dang
    endorsed 2017-11-29 11:31:45 -0500
  • Chris Wasser
    endorsed 2017-11-29 11:15:35 -0500
  • Victor Rossi
    endorsed 2017-11-29 11:14:48 -0500
  • Ann Greenan Naumann
    endorsed 2017-11-29 11:12:53 -0500
  • Chris Johnson
    endorsed 2017-11-29 10:53:13 -0500
  • Rich First
    endorsed 2017-11-29 10:31:48 -0500
  • Melissa Wolaver
    endorsed 2017-11-29 10:31:13 -0500
  • Carolyn Lawrence
    endorsed 2017-11-29 10:26:37 -0500
  • Steve May
    endorsed 2017-11-29 10:15:40 -0500
  • Colin Burch
    SDR Clothing Co endorsed 2017-11-29 10:01:51 -0500
  • Eric Gifford
    endorsed 2017-11-29 09:57:13 -0500
  • Allison Jerram
    endorsed 2017-11-29 09:50:36 -0500
  • Joe Wager
    endorsed 2017-11-29 09:46:34 -0500
  • Barbara Martin
    endorsed 2017-11-29 09:45:23 -0500
    I have walked from the town of Richmond to the Montpelier link bus at the Park and Ride many times. The walking/biking lane would be and feel much safer were it wider. The changes requested seem to be the least expensive and most easily accomplished to improve safety. The railroad tracks preclude the option of an off-road trail.
  • Drew Pollak-Bruce
    endorsed 2017-11-29 09:38:46 -0500
  • Joshua Stephen
    endorsed 2017-11-29 09:32:57 -0500
    There really should be a bike and run path from the park and ride to the town of Richmond. Not only would it be safe for commuters, it would also be a great recreational addition to the area and give more business to downtown as people would come to use it just for fun and exercise.
  • John Flanagan
    endorsed 2017-11-29 09:28:59 -0500
  • Tom Rylands
    endorsed 2017-11-29 09:26:26 -0500
  • Lisa Loomis
    endorsed 2017-11-29 09:23:59 -0500
  • Liana Amato
    endorsed 2017-11-29 09:16:36 -0500
    It is always the best decision to make: To improve bike lanes of any sort. Riding a bike to work/town,etc. is a step above driving in. Less harsh on our dear environment!! This is a good motion, let’s work on the conditions of Rt. 2!
  • Laurel Major
    endorsed 2017-11-29 09:06:24 -0500
  • Peter Bennett
    endorsed 2017-11-29 08:59:54 -0500
  • Gina Murakami
    endorsed 2017-11-29 08:44:35 -0500
  • Roxanne Bombardier
    endorsed 2017-11-29 08:34:33 -0500
  • Andrew Powers
    endorsed 2017-11-29 08:33:27 -0500
    Route 2 is terrible for cyclists. I live on Snipe Ireland Rd and would not think of riding to the village with my kids. In particular (and I understand this is a big ask), the rocky outcrop between Snipe Ireland and the VYCC should be knocked back. Ideally the road straightened there too, as was done for safety in Jonesville. A
  • Rich Norford
    endorsed 2017-11-29 08:29:00 -0500
  • Mark Lubkowitz
    endorsed via 2017-11-29 08:21:59 -0500
    I bike to commute to work often and that stretch of the road is the most part of the entire 19 mile ride.
  • Doug Farrell
    endorsed 2017-11-29 08:08:44 -0500
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