Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Complete Streets Bill to be publicly signed on Wednesday, May 18, State House Montpelier

This month, the Legislature approved the Complete Streets bill, which mandates road construction that will accommodate buses, bikes and pedestrians — as well as cars. Gov. Peter Shumlin is marking its passage Wednesday with a public signing of the bill; supporters of alternatives to single-car commuting are expected to be there, cheering him on.
 WHEN: 10 a.m. Wednesday
 WHERE: Governor’s ceremonial office at the Statehouse, Montpelier.
 CARPOOLS: Leave at 9 a.m. from the Staples Plaza parking lot near the Interstate-89 cloverleaf on Williston Road.
 CCTA: Runs a Link bus that leaves the Cherry Street terminal at 7:45 a.m., arrives at the State House at 8:52 a.m. Return bus departs at noon; check online for full schedule: Montpelier Link Bus 

 INFORMATION: Contact Local Motion Executive Director Chapin Spencer at chapin@localmotion.org or Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur, associate state director forAARP at JWBrodeur@aarp.org.
Free bus rides
Buses offer commuters cheap, predictable ways to get to and from work. The Chittenden County Transportation Authority offers free rides Friday for those who want to sample their routes.
 WHEN: All day Friday
 HOW: Scoot to the CCTA website for details and schedules: CCTA Way to Go!

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