Focus on Year-round Cycling in Burlington Walk/Bike Plan

The City of Burlington has made it clear to their constituency that transportation is an essential part of the City’s plan to be both prepared and resilient in a response to a 21st century climate. A shift in transportation modal share, mainly a reduction in car use and an increase in real alternatives such as…

UVM’s Transportation Footprint – Big Impacts, Great Potential but Stalled Progress – By Richard Watts

The University of Vermont has a huge positive impact on the Vermont economy, above $1.3 billion according to a recent report. Jobs, economic activity and scientific innovations are documented outcomes of the state’s flagship university. The University could also play a leading role in reducing our state’s transportation environmental footprint, and increasing options for regular…

A Look at the Burlington Ballot

On election day 2016 Burlington voted on six questions, three of which we look into below. #3 Zoning Regulation Ballot Question YES 8993 53.91% NO 7689 46.09% We’re happy to see this has passed! This municipal bylaw amendment encourages mixed-use development patterns which limit the demand for parking and unnecessary automobile trips while also supporting…

DPW Recommends Removal of Protected Bike Lanes

The North Ave Pilot Project saw its first check-in this past Monday at the City Council meeting in City Hall. The biggest disappointment, by far, was the removal of the protected bike lanes. The survey results are said to have determined them a failure, but were they? These results, which I analyzed (optimistically) here, showed that…

The Pilot Project Results Are In!

First, if you’re not sure what the pilot is, see here. One of the few protected bike lanes in Vermont is up for a vote this coming Monday. In preparation for the city council meeting, held at 7 p.m. on Monday at City Hall, the Burlington Department of Public Works (DPW) released a package of…