Friday, June 26, 2015

VT Digger Posted Comment Today on Burlington Bikepath Foundation Fund Raising

While seasonal bikepaths represent an important economic and health benefit to a community, so do safe, walkabe/bikable streets where the City’s record over the last 34 years is perfect–little to no quality/safe infrastructure. Even more disturbing is the seven year timeline for its first safe intersection project at Shelburne Street and a $30 million design for the Champlain Parkway without a single intersection or street segment with safe, separate pathways for the cyclist and walker. With a walk/bike fatality on a Burlington stoplight intersection every three years the place to invest is not hard to find. Burlington now trails even some Vermont cities and towns in safe, quality walk/bike infrastructure on busy streets.
Tony Redington @TonyRVT08