Six Years without a Car — by Alyssa Bucci

I decided to get rid of my car when I was in college at the University of Vermont, learning about the impacts of the automobile on our environment, development patterns and our daily lives. I believed what I read about car usage, which basically said that as long as you have a car, you’re going…

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…

North Ave Pilot Project

What is the North Avenue Pilot Project? The North Avenue Pilot Project is a temporary road restructuring that allows local Burlington government employees and drivers alike evaluate the merits of a traffic change based on data and public feedback. This project includes temporary intersection changes, restriping on North Avenue between Washington Street and Plattsburgh Avenue…