Bristol Pedestrian Path Scoping Study

The town of Bristol, with assistance from ACRPC, is developing conceptual designs for a pedestrian-friendly path to link Lovers Lane with Mt Abe Union High School and Downtown Bristol.  Currently, residents of this neighborhood must either take a long detour up South Street to downtown or walk along narrow shoulders along Route 17.  This presents notable safety risks and discourages the choice to walk and bicycle to school, recreation fields, or downtown.  In addition, a future pathway could serve as a valuable addition to the burgeoning Bristol Trail Network. Dubois and King has been contracted to complete this work.


There will be two public meetings as part of this project.  Due to the limitations presented by the COVID 19 pandemic, public meetings and input will be facilitated primarily online.

Public Survey Results 

A public survey was available online from April 30 to May 28. It was designed to solicit ideas for improvements and provide a forum for all voices to be heard is heard at the project’s earliest stages.

Public Meeting #1

Wednesday May 13th, from 7:00-8:00 pm. The public  meeting shared the project context and vision, and thoughts for challenges and opportunities facing Bristol in the implementation of this pathway project.

This meeting was conducted through the Zoom remote meeting on-line platform

Public Meeting Notes

Public Meeting Presentation

Video of meeting

Public Meeting #2

July 30, 2020 at 7PM.  This meeting will be an opportunity for the public to weigh in on conceptual alternatives and influence the selection of a preferred alternative.

Alternatives Presentation


Scope of Work

Final Report (84.5 MB)


Mike Winslow of the Addison County Regional Planning Commission manages this project. Please direct all comments, concerns, and questions to: Mike Winslow, Transportation Planner

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Project Location

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

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