South Burlington

IMG_7328.jpgSouth Burlington's approximately 24-mile multi-use path, a work in progress begun in 1990, is designed to connect our neighborhoods, schools, parks and commercial areas, as well as to connect to the paths in Burlington, Shelburne, Colchester and Williston. It is an important part of our transportation and recreation infrastructure.

The path is maintained year-round, and is almost always a wonderful place to enjoy some time outside walking, jogging, pushing a stroller, or bicycling.WinterWalkers.jpgThere are many gaps in the path because it has been built in fits and starts through the work of citizen groups, grants, a city-wide bond and developers who are required to build the path through the new neighborhoods they create.

Some gaps are as small as an intersection or crosswalk, or lack of crosswalk, and others as long as a half a mile or more.  South Burlington Path map. As the Spring of 2018 approaches we are about to start a campaign to "Close the Gaps". Stay tuned!

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I-89 Exit 14 Bike / Pedestrian Crossing Study

The City of South Burlington is divided by I-89 at the Exit 14 Interchange. US Route 2 is a principal arterial roadway that spans I-89 and is a major transportation connection between many major employment centers and residential areas in Burlington and South Burlington. This interchange area, including US Route 2, was primarily designed with motor vehicles in mind. 

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As part of the project stakeholder group, Local Motion is providing input to the City of South Burlington and Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) to identify possible crossing improvements for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users in the I-89 Exit 14 area, and evaluate the feasibility of those improvements.  The goal of the study is to recommend an alternative transportation crossing option that has the support of the community so that funding may be pursued for engineering, permitting, and ultimately construction.  

For more information, visit the CCRPC's project website.

South Burlington Connections

Local Motion is working as part of the Project Team to make South Burlington streets safer for walking and biking by filling key gaps in the city's bicycle and pedestrian network on Dorset St, Airport Parkway, Spear St and Allen Rd with multi-use paths and on-road bicycle facilities as appropriate.

May, 2016: We have just launched a brand new website and are working to fully update our project pages. We will have more information posted shortly. In the meantime, if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please reach out to our Community Technical Assistance Manager, Katelin Brewer-Colie.

Williston Road Bike Lanes

Local Motion worked with the Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and was instrumental in extending bicycle facilities along Williston Rd to include the entire state highway portion of Williston Rd to VT 2A as part of the repaving planned for summer 2016. Specific improvements include a combination of bike lanes, buffered bike lanes, 11-ft vehicle travel lanes and conflict zone markings using green paint.

May, 2016: We have just launched a brand new website and are working to fully update our project pages. We will have more information posted shortly. In the meantime, if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please reach out to our Community Technical Assistance Manager, Katelin Brewer-Colie.

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