Safety Outreach Resources

Local Motion works with communities across Vermont to make roads in their towns work better for everyone. We can help create safer and more welcoming streets in your community.

Here are a few examples:

  • Working with Addison County to support and mentor a county-wide walk-bike advisory council
  • Advising Swanton on a major repaving project to ensure that the design works for people biking and walking
  • Assessing South Burlington streets to identify easy, low-cost bike- and walk-friendly road improvements
  • Working with the City of Burlington to organize Open Streets BTV, a celebration of neighborhood streets

Streets are often the largest public spaces in our communities.

In addition to being used for transportation, they are also places for celebration and recreation that belong to all of us. When communities have inviting streets, local businesses benefit from increased foot traffic, people engage in healthy habits like walking, and there are fewer crashes because vehicles are moving at safe speeds. When people walk and bike more, it also means that our energy efficiency is higher.