The Ninja Path in Bennington, by Bruce Lierman

It’s only a third of a mile – how useful could it be as an active transportation corridor? Very useful.   Cyclists often worry about multi-lane roads, mostly because of the higher speeds of the motor vehicle traffic.  But we know from crash statistics that there are four “worst cases” that lead to most cyclist crashes;…

Thinking Multimodally

Work has finally begun in Montpelier on a new Transportation Center. All signs are pointing towards an important addition to the Montpelier landscape. The Multi Modal Transit and Visitor Center is going to be walking and biking-distance from most amenities and many places of work in Montpelier. It will also be accessible by a number of…

Passenger Rail in Vermont

Today in Vermont passenger rail service is provided by the Ethan Allen Express, which leaves from New York City to Albany and eventually to Rutland, and the Vermonter, which also leaves from New York City and passes through Hartford, CT and eventually makes 9 stops in Vermont moving northward, ending in St. Albans. Since 2014, VTrans has…

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…

Welcome, Gov. Phil Scott

Here at Sustainable Transportation Vermont we want to congratulate Governor-elect Phil Scott on his recent election victory. Governor-elect Scott clearly knows a great deal about Vermont’s transportation system from his years in the Legislature and in Vermont. The Governor-Elect is also an avid recreational cyclist so has experienced many of Vermont’s roads first hand as a biker.…