Take a look at some examples of Local Motion's technical assistance work in local communities.
Local Motion prepared this model bike parking ordinance for communities across the state to use as the basis for developing their own local policy. Lack of quality bike parking can be a disincentive to cycling for transportation or recreation purposes. A bike parking policy can ensure that safe, secure, easy to use and accessible bike parking is provided when development or re-development takes place. Feel free to reach out to Susan at [email protected] if you have questions about modifying this model legislation to correspond to your community's needs.
Local Motion staff created a detailed plan to help Hardwick enhance connections to the nearby Lamoille Valley Rail Trail.
Geography: Chittenden County
This statistically representative survey captured key insights on public opinion intended to inform decisions regarding walk/bike policies, conditions, and improvements. The survey was coordinated by Local Motion with funding from the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC). Embold Research, which is the nonpartisan unit of Change Research, was contracted to administer the survey.
A group of Randolph residents who had formed a walk/bike group worked with Local Motion to administer and analyze this community survey as a means of gauging community support for walk/bike infrastructure, identifying barriers and solutions, and helping the town make progress on priorities.
Burlington's Walk/Bike Master Plan, planBTV Walk/Bike, was adopted in 2017 and set numerous goals for a 5-year timeframe. This report evaluated progress towards the 5-year goals set in the plan's "Engineering" section.
Geography: East Hardwick
A neighborhood group based in East Hardwick requested that Local Motion staff draft conceptual designs for improving safety for walking and biking and enhancing connectivity to the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. This report is the result of that process.
Years: 2019 - 2021
Geography: Burlington, South Burlington, Essex, Winooski
Local Motion collected bike count data at select locations within Chittenden County between 2019 and 2021. Access the data via the data library linked above.
A walk/bike taskforce composed of members of the Charlotte Energy and Trails Committees worked with Local Motion to administer and analyze this community survey as a means of gauging community support for walk/bike infrastructure, identifying barriers and solutions, and helping the town make progress on priorities.
This report details the results of a Pop-Up demonstration project that Local Motion installed in Greensboro in 2021 in partnership with a local group and town officials.
A group of PTO members, town officials, and walk/bike advocates in Bristol worked with Local Motion to conduct a walk-bike audit in the immediate vicinity of the Elementary School during and after school pick-up. Through this process, strategies were identified for improving safety and encouraging more families to walk and bike. This report further details the findings from the walk-bike audit and proposes recommendations to address the concerns raised.
In partnership with Local Motion, and with support from school administrators, the Edmunds School PTO experimented with different configurations along South Union St. Traffic engineers from Dubois and King Inc conducted a traffic analysis in advance of the project to determine the impacts of the streets changes, and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission collected data on traffic volumes and speeds. This report details the project and findings.
Building upon past studies, and in partnership with the Town Planner and Richmond Trails Committee, Local Motion developed and circulated a survey to assess how best to create better bike and pedestrian access and reduce traffic congestion between the village, schools and park and ride in Richmond.
Geography: Northeast Kingdom
Local Motion met with representatives from towns and conducted field visits in order to learn about priorities, issues related to walking and biking, current walking and biking conditions and habits of residents and visitors, as well as to better understand the opportunities for making improvements. Following an assessment of these issues and opportunities, community members decided to focus on key action projects that are detailed in this report.
Geography: St. Johnsbury
St. Johnsbury residents and town officials wanted to build on the interest that began with the VTrans On-Road Bike Plan, and decided to work with Local Motion to develop a Walk-Bike Safety Action Plan with the goal of identifying short and long term options for road improvements that will increase walking and biking in St. Johnsbury, and to make the roads safer.
Lyndon residents and town officials worked with Local Motion to develop a Walk-Bike Safety Action Plan with the goal of identifying short and long term options for road improvements that will increase walking and biking in Lyndon, and to make the roads safer.