Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Institute of Transportation Engineers - Joint Summer Meeting Announcement
VT ITE and VT apbp will be holding a joint Summer Meeting and Technical Tour of the
Barre-Montpelier Road Road Diet Pilot starting at the VTrans Training Facility in
Berlin and including a walking or bicycling tour of the corridor. Anyone involved with
transportation engineering, planning, or other pedestrian and bicycle professions are
encouraged to attend.
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM with a networking session to follow
Location: VTrans Training Center, 1716 US Route 302, Berlin, VT
Please RSVP by June 9th
to Jennifer Conley at firstname.lastname@example.org
3:00 – 3:20 Welcome and Introductions
3:20 – 4:00 Jon Kaplan, David Saladino, and Lucy Gibson
Technical Presentation on Road Diets in Vermont, the Barre-Montpelier Road
project road diet history, design details, and evaluation process.
4:00 – 4:40 Site Visit to the Project which is within walking distance
Attendees are also encouraged to bring bicycles if possible to experience the
corridor’s buffered bike lanes first hand.
4:40 - 5:00 Reconvene at VTrans Training Center to de-brief/discuss
5:00 - ? Adjourn to Barre City downtown for Social Hour – Cornerstone Pub
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Friday, April 8, 2016
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
BARRE, Vt. -
A plan to put the Barre-Montpelier Road on a "diet" is expected to move forward this spring.
The plan illustrated in a VTrans video was originally scheduled for last year. It would see the road go from four travel lanes to two. The extra space would be turned into bike lanes.
VTrans has pushed this configuration in other places, saying it reduces car accidents while accommodating bikers.
Jon Kaplan of VTrans explains in the video that the road can handle the traffic with fewer lanes: "All of the intersections and flow of traffic still functions fine with one less lane. This road was probably just overbuilt based on a traffic projection that never really came to pass, so that's why we have that extra capacity out here now."
A similar project is under consideration for a section of North Avenue in Burlington. Some residents in that neighborhood strongly oppose it.
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