GOAL: Improve Bike & Walk Safety on Bay Road in Shelburne

Bay-Road-Study-Area_copy.jpgLocal Motion is pleased to partner with Shelburne residents to document community support for making Bay Road safer for biking and walking.  Bay Road is an important route for people biking & walking to school, for recreation, and for transportation, and is also a neighborhood with a long history and a strong sense of place.  It will work better for everyone with a few sensible improvements.  


THE OPPORTUNITY:  Ask the Shelburne Selectboard to move ahead as soon as possible on practical, locally appropriate bike & walk improvements for Bay Road. This road connects the bike lanes on Route 7 with Shelburne Bay Park, the Ty Haul Path, Shelburne Farms, and Shelburne Point.  It is a heavily used route for both biking and walking, and at the same time, it sees significant car traffic.  The Town and the CCRPC have identified a number of possible improvements, and there are other options as well that could make a difference for biking and walking within the context of the unique character of this road.

CURRENT STATUS:  Over the past few months, Town of Shelburne and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) worked to identify both near-term and longer-term improvements for biking and walking on Bay Road.  The Shelburne Selectboard recently reviewed those options, and decided to hold off on taking action at this point.  With a focus creative, low-cost improvements, progress could be made in the near term.  

THE NEXT STEP:  Add your name via the above link and spread the word!

FOR MORE INFO:  Read the Bay Road Pedestrian & Bicycle Mobility Study that was recently completed by the CCRPC.