Goal: Improve Safety on Rte. 2 in Richmond

Rte.-2-completed-thumb.jpgLocal Motion is pleased to have partnered with Richmond's Trails Committee and Climate Action Committee to document community support for making West Main Street safer - especially better accommodation for biking and walking.  This road is a key link to Richmond Park & Ride and to residences, businesses and conserved land.  The immediate request (prior to eventual Route 2 rebuild) is for a low cost, sensible improvement:  re-striping the shoulder marking (white lines) to increase shoulder widths by 1 foot on each side by reducing marked lanes from 12 ft to 11 ft.  This campaign gained a huge community response,  and has now been submitted to the planning authorities at Town, County and State levels

ADD YOUR NAME TO MAKE WEST MAIN STREET SAFER

THE OPPORTUNITY: Ask the Richmond Select Board, the Regional Planning Commission and Vermont's Transportation Agency to move ahead as soon as possible on practical, locally appropriate bike & walk improvements on West Main Street. This heavily used route connects the Village to the Park & Ride, and I-89 ramps and is currently unsafe for bicycle and pedestrian traffic. The Town and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) have identified a number of possible improvements - now is the time to implement them. A show of public support will help to make this a priority.

CURRENT STATUS: The Town of Richmond and the CCRPC worked to identify both near-term and longer-term improvements for biking and walking on West Main Street. With a focus on creative, low-cost improvements, progress could be made in the near term. The speed limit has already been changed to a maximum 40 mph in preparation for lane width changes.

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Read the Vermont Route 2 Bicycle & Pedestrian Scoping Study that was commissioned by the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission.

 


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  • Roy Neuer
    commented 2017-12-16 12:56:59 -0500
    NARROWING THE TRAFFIC LANES TO 11 FEET OR LESS NOT ONLY PROVIDES MORE SPACE FOR CYCLISTS AND PEDESTRIANS BUT ALSO TENDS TO REDUCE THE SPEED OF MOTOR VEHICLES IMPROVES SAFETY IN MANY WAYS.
  • Ann Greenan Naumann
    commented 2017-11-29 11:12:06 -0500
    Definitely needed! Thank you!
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