With winter comes cold weather, and with cold weather comes challenges for the intrepid winter cyclist. One of the greatest challenges is the simple act of locking and unlocking a bike. When it is very cold, simply taking off mittens to unlock the bike means cold hands before the ride even starts. Glove liners only help so much. In a dream world, there would indoor bike parking everywhere and the locking and unlocking of bikes would take place in the comfort and warmth of the indoors. Until that day however, we winter cyclists will have to make do with what we have.
Check out this sure-to-be informative, free(!) America Walks webinar series on building walkable communities. Coming your way on the second Wednesday of every month throughout 2017, experts as well as advocates and municipal representatives will present sase studies from around the country, and discuss what makes a city walkable and how to do it in your community.
In July 2015, Local Motion, DuBois & King, the Burlington Dept. of Public Works and Street Plans Collaborative partnered together and set up temporary street redesigns to show how bike lanes can increase safety for non-motorized street users and how with a little thought and planning cyclists, walkers and cars can all coincide peacefully on our streets. This effort was just featured in Design Museum Magazine!
Velo Vermont Vintage is excited to offer an evening with local author and UVM professor, Robert McCullough for presentation of and a signing event for his newest book, Old Wheelways -Traces of bicycle history on the land. Old Wheelways explores the history of bicycles and the further development of the bicycle up to the first long distance rides and adventure bike tours.
We've all seen it (and some of us may even be guilty of it ourselves) - the exasperated looking driver, coffee cup in one hand and a scowl on their face as they sit in traffic. Or perhaps it's the person sitting across from you on your bus who keeps looking at their watch and muttering about how they're going to be late to their meeting. Commuting is no one's favorite part of the day but inevitable for most. Is there a way to make it more enjoyable?
Upon hearing that she have been selected, Lindy Sargent said "I am thrilled to have won the new Trek bikes in the drawing as I am an educator and a Safe Routes to School program participate. I have traveled most of the roads in Orleans County and I bike commute to my job in the spring and fall months. I'm so excited to do so on my new bike!" Give like Lindy and you too could win.
In my 60th year, I have come to accept that I am a slow rider. It began last year when I got a lightweight road bike. With my new light and speedy bike, I thought to myself, "now I'll be one of the faster riders out there, there's no stopping me now!" In spite of my optimism, it turned out that I was, in fact, one of the slower road bike riders. Luckily, I did not let that stop me from enjoying the bike.
Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront announced earlier today the re-opening of the treasured Burlington Greenway. The Burlington Greenway, formerly known as The Burlington Bike Path, has been under construction since mid-summer and been closed to the public for just as long.
The Burlington Bike Path has undergone some major transformations over the last few months, and while the path gets closer and closer to re-opening between North Beach and Waterfront Fishing Pier everyday, it's not quite ready to make its debut to us in its newest form...
If your community wishes to participate in the joint VTrans/ACCD Better Connections Grant Program, a pre-application meeting needs to happen by Friday, December 16th.