Local Motion is in the middle of a total rewrite of our five-year strategic plan. As part of that rewrite, we're asking our members and supporters to share your priorities for better walking and biking with us.
Click here to take Local Motion's strategic plan survey right now!
As an incentive to take the survey, we're raffling off a $250 gift certificate to a local outdoor or bike shop. Here's how it works:
So if you do both parts of the survey, you get four chances to win $250 to spend at your favorite local outdoor or bike shop! Click here to start the survey.
- Everyone who completes Part One (which takes just two or three minutes) will get one entry in the raffle
- Everyone who goes on to complete Part Two (which takes about 10 to 15 minutes) gets three more entries in the raffleWhen you complete Part One, you'll automatically be taken to Part Two. Be sure to click "submit" at the end of each part to be entered in the raffle!
Sunday, September 18, 2016
From Local Motion
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Thursday, September 8, 2016
Saturday, August 13, 2016
A lesson to be learned for Vermont Cities? Oslo Gradually Removing Parking From Central City as It Phases Out Cars
Another European city is setting its sights on ridding the urban core of cars.
The City Council in Oslo, Norway, has approved a plan to remove cars from the central city by 2019. As part of that plan, parking spaces will be replaced by bike infrastructure.
Liv Jorun Andenes, who works on bike projects with Oslo’s agency for the environment, told Streetsblog via email that the city is planning to remove 1,300 spots over the next three years. In their place, eight bicycle routes will be added. In addition, 500 spaces will be eliminated to make room for pedestrians and transit.
The parking phase-out began this spring. “It’s going well,” Jorun Andenes says, “but of course we are receiving a few complaints from residents who are losing their free parking spot.”
The city expects to hear more complaints when 100 parking spaces are removed from a wealthy part of town later this year. That accounts for about 2 percent of Oslo’s parking supply, according to local news sources.
Ridding the central city of cars is part of a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent, according to the Guardian. The city hopes to reduce auto traffic by 20 percent by 2019 and 30 percent by 2030.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
From Local Motion
What an amazing weekend in Montpelier enjoying the company of our friends at EnVision Montpelier, Net Zero Montpelier, National Life Group,VBike, Onion River Sports, and many many more!
So much energy and enthusiasm around how walking and biking can create a more climate friendly capital city!
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Thursday, July 7, 2016
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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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!
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