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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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Sunday, February 14, 2016
From Local Motion
PlanBTV Walk Bike is Burlington's first-ever attempt to (among other things) plan for a complete, fully integrated bike network that brings biking within reach for everyone. The draft bike network map is a big step in the right direction, but it still falls substantially short of what is needed to make biking a safe option everywhere in the city.
The consultant team that is developing Burlington's walk-bike master plan needs your comments on this draft bike network map! Please submit comments by October 22. Here are the details:
- You can download the original version of the map at this link. Be sure to take a look at Local Motion's mark-up, though!
- Local Motion's mark-up of that same map is below (click here or on the image to download a high-res version of the map). You can use our mark-up as a reference as you develop your own comments, or you can simply tell the consultant team that you support Local Motion's suggested changes.
- Send your comments by email to: Julie Flynn < email@example.com>
- The deadline for comments is October 22!
Posted by )-]]]]:- at 2:24 PM
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
From Local Motion
On VTrans On-Road Bike Plan (Phase 1). We will be there and hope you will will too!from , join the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) for a final public meeting about the
|The goal of the plan is to identify opportunities to enhance bicycle conditions on state roads designated as high-use priority bicycle corridors with the intent of making Vermont roads work better and be safer for everyone -- families, commuters and recreational riders. Phase 1 categorized state roads into high-, moderate- and low-use corridors based on their current and potential use.|
At the public meeting you will be able to:
Posted by )-]]]]:- at 9:48 AM
Monday, November 16, 2015
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