How Local Motion Can Help

Local Motion is your resource for bike-ped planning, transportation project review, community bikeability assessments, walk-bike policy development, and more.  We can help you improve paving plans and other municipal projects so they work for people walking and biking, identify issues and opportunities for walk-bike improvements and connections, build a local bike and pedestrian group, or launch a walk-bike safety outreach program.  Read on for more details on what we can do together!

Starting a Walk/Bike Committee

Local Motion can assist and mentor your community with setting up a local walk-bike advisory committee.  Much like a town energy committee, a walk-bike committee plays a key role in raising awareness about walking and biking, prioritizing walk/bike issues and projects for local decision-makers, and engaging community groups and other interested citizens in promoting positive change.

Committee Interest Form

Committee Interest Form

Running a Pop-up Demonstration Project

Pop-ups and pilots are all ways of temporarily demonstrating the value of a walk-bike project in your community without having to commit to it long term. Pilots typically last for at least one year and pop-ups for a shorter amount of time, typically a week or less. Both use low cost, non-permanent materials such as planters, flexible bollards, spray chalk and cones to temporarily reconfigure the street. Survey and observational data can be collected before and after the demonstration to help decision-makers understand project benefits and impacts.

Typical projects where pilots or pop-ups are used are:

  • Curb extensions
  • Traffic calming
  • 4-to-3 lane reconfiguration (aka "road diet")
  • Pedestrian refuges/crossings
  • Bike lanes (protected, buffered, conventional)
  • Bike boxes


Demonstration Projects Toolkit Borrow Our Pop-Up Project Mobile Support Unit National Models and Resources Burlington Open Streets Pop-Ups Offer Proof of Concept in Downtown Vergennes VIVIDMidd: Pop-Up Projects in Middlebury

Promoting Safer Streets Through Education

We offer a variety of programs that help children and adults learn how to bike safely and with more confidence and style!

Check out the Everyday Bicycling Program
Bring Bike Smart to your School 
visit the Local motion SRTS page

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