Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning

An Essential Component of the Vitality of the Region

ACRPC’s Regional Plans have historically recognized that bicycling is “economically and environmentally fitting” and walking as “an essential component of the vitality of the Region’s population centers”. The Transportation Plan has had goals to promote non-motorized modes of transportation and the development of an “integrated, diversified and efficient transportation system”, which accommodates bicycle and pedestrian travel.

The Transportation Plan indicates that bicycle and pedestrian transportation should be enhanced in several ways, including:

  • Creating safe and easy ways for people to cycle or walk to their destinations;
  • Creating incentives for people to cycle and walk, specifically for short trips;
  • Recognizing and promoting bicycle and pedestrian travel as an integral part of the intermodal transportation system; and
  • Promoting shared use of rights of way by motorized vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

The Addison County Regional Transportation Plan seeks to “address the deficiencies, opportunities and projects identified by the 2002 Addison County Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan“, which presents a list of possible solutions and a range of implementation strategies and guidelines to meet the demands of this mode of transportation.

Following the deaths of four cyclists in Addison, Chittenden and Rutland County in 2015, Local Motion was approached by concerned citizens in Addison County on how local efforts could bring positive change for those wanting to safely walk and cycle in Vermont. In the Summer of 2016, through a partnership between ACRPC and Local Motion, a citizen-led advisory council was formed  to mobilize citizen interest and ideas and channel them into local, regional and state projects: the Addison County Walk-Bike Council.  The Council includes residents and representatives from supporting organizations from across the county who wish to support safe walking and biking in their community.

ACRPC serves as fiscal agent for the council and will act as staff liaison between the council, towns and the regional Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) when necessary.

If you want to keep up on Council activity please sign up for the middbikeped listerve.

If you have further questions please contact: Adam Franco, Walk-Bike Council Chair | adamfranco@gmail.com | (802) 458-0622

 

The links below list the studies and reports undertaken by ACRPC to improve the region’s bike/ped infrastructure. For additional information, please visit the VTrans Bicycle & Pedestrian Program website.


Local Bike & Pedestrian Related Resources

Programs & Initiatives

 


Bicycle & Pedestrian Studies & Reports

2015-16 Vergennes Downtown-Basin Master Plan

2014

2012

2011

2006

2004

2002

  • Addison County RPC ~ Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan

1995

  • Town of Middlebury: Conceptual Alignment Analysis for the Transportation Path

Technical Resources

Technical Resources (Not Free)

Policy Resources

Addison County Regional Planning Commission | 14 Seminary Street Middlebury, VT 05753 | 802.388.3141 |

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