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.


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.

Click here to take an Online Survey:

This survey is designed to solicit your ideas for improvements and make sure that your voice is heard as the project is in its earliest stages.  This survey will be live and recording responses until May 15th, 2020

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

TBD – Anticipated for July 2020.  This meeting will be an opportunity for the public to weigh in on conceptual alternatives and influence the selection of a preferred alternative.   Please check back soon.



Scope of Work

Draft Existing Conditions Report


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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