Sean Melinn endorsed 2019-05-06 13:30:21 -0400
We, the undersigned, support the repurposing of the existing public right of way along Colchester Ave to make room for new and improved biking facilities. We call on the City of Burlington and Burlington Public Works Commission to support the repurposing of public space currently used for on-street parking to improve safety for those biking along this corridor. We believe this is an appropriate and beneficial use of public space.Endorse
Sean Melinn endorsed 2016-08-09 12:20:44 -0400I see expanded and enhanced bike lanes as a way to strengthen small business in the Old North End by providing a safer and more enjoyable means of reaching the businesses located here.
We, the undersigned, call on the City of Burlington to work with Local Motion and other partners to install new bike lanes on at least two major streets that:
a) are important connections for biking; and
b) can have bike lanes added without significant changes to vehicle lanes and without any major construction.
We urge the City to add bike lanes to these streets by fall 2016. We encourage the City to take a "light and fast" approach to adding bike lanes, restriping streets based on in-house engineering knowledge rather than hiring an outside firm to do the design work.
Finally, we call on Mayor Weinberger to allocate the funds needed to pay for extra line grinding and striping costs incurred to create these bike lanes, and to work with city staff to expedite these projects.
Sean Melinn published Driving experience on North Avenue in Share your story 2016-06-27 14:47:43 -0400
I had to make a quick drive out 127 to the Hannaford Shopping Center and almost forgot that all the striping had been done for the bike lanes on North Avenue. From a driver's perspective, I found it to be much more "relaxing". Normally there is a lot of jockeying by other, faster drivers and left turns are always a bit stressful. With the turn lanes, it's all laid out in a way that makes it much easier to deal with. I haven't biked on the lanes yet, but did notice more cyclists. I didn't have to make any unsafe left-lane maneuvers to go around at a safe distance, which is less stressful (I imagine) for the cyclist. Thanks!