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Philo to Champlain Path: Charlotte Seeking Consultant

PhilotoChamp.jpgThose who love Charlotte, whether they call it home or just a beautiful place to visit, have long dreamed of a walking and biking path that would connect Mt. Philo and Lake Champlain. And now, this dream is moving another step close to becoming reality. The Town of Charlotte is seeking qualified firms to provide planning services to identify issues associated with possible construction of this path connecting the two most popular destinations in Charlotte...

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Apply for Grants to Make Your Community Safer!

26th-st-protected-bike-lane_main.jpgGrants are now available through VTrans for Vermont Communities to make their streets and roads work better and be safer for walking and biking! Projects can include planning, design and construction of infrastructure projects for a number of facility types, including scoping, design, construction and even a "small projects" category - new this year and intended to implement necessary safety improvements like signs, pavement markings, crossing enhancements or on-road bike facilities through striping...

 

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Hinesburg Police - catching speeders, keeping us safe

Hinesburg_Police.jpgA message from Frank Koss, Chief of Police for the Hinesburg Police Department

As part of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, Hinesburg Police obtained a speed monitoring device that helps us determine the speed on the roads when we are not around. This device records the date, time and speed of the vehicles on monitored roads. Our volunteer takes this information and provides graphs and lists that can help us target especially unsafe and dangerous driving. What we found was startling...

 

 

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Brattleboro Hosts Safer Streets Forum

brattleboro_safer_streets_forum_thumb.jpgBrattleboro's Safe Streets Project—a group that formed with support from Local Motion—organized a Safer Streets Forum on May 5.  Several dozen people turned out for a series of presentations and Q&A with town officials and representatives of various nonprofits.  Local Motion was honored to be a part of the event.  Read the news story in the Brattleboro Reformer.  If you're inspired to help, sign up here as a Windham County walk-bike activist!

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VTrans Releases Bike-Ped Program Report

brattleboro_sidewalk_thumb.jpgVTrans just released its first-ever report on the Vermont Bike Ped Program, which invests millions of dollars every year in improvements for walking and biking around Vermont.  The report is concise and readable, with an overview of how funds were spent and details about specific projects around the state.  It's a must-read for anyone who wants to understand what the opportunities are for getting improvements for walking and biking built in your community...

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New Section of Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Opens

LVRT_KenPicard_thumb.jpgSEVEN DAYS VERMONT -- "Just before 10:30 a.m., I mounted my bike in Oxbow Park in Morrisville and headed toward the newest section of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. Virtually all my previous visits to this small Lamoille County town have been rest stops en route to somewhere else. But the recent completion of a beautiful, 17-mile rail trail, running from Morrisville to Cambridge, is likely to turn the area into a tourist destination on its own..."  
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Amtrak Launches Roll-On Bike Service in VT

amtrak_roll-on_service_test_thumb.jpgAmtrak has finally launched roll-on bike service on its Vermonter line!  Here are Local Motion volunteers Nic Anderson, Andy Witt, and Dave Cain at the Waterbury station having just tested the new racks on the train to Waterbury.  

Nic, Andy, and Dave had a lovely ride back from Waterbury, and confirmed that the new service works seamlessly.  Enjoy the ride!

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Bike Smart in the Snow!

bike_smart_cabot_snow_thumb.jpgOur Bike Smart trailer was at Cabot School last week. The snow didn't stop these kids from getting out and riding (and even learning how to ride!) Check out the pictures on Facebook.

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Burlington Featured in 2016 National Report

benchmarking_2016_thumb.pngBurlington is the smallest US city included in the Alliance for Biking and Walking's 2016 Benchmarking Report, a survey of the status of walking and biking across the country.  The report covers all 50 states and the 50 most populous cities in the country, plus a handful of small to midsized cities chosen because of the strength of the bicycling movement in that community. Thanks to the efforts of Local Motion and our statewide partners, Burlington has made the cut since 2014!  Read on to learn more about what this national report has to say about walking and biking in Burlington and across Vermont...

 

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