Transportation Is a Matter of Life and Death: Alternative Transportation Roundtable Monday 8/24


What will they say about our transportation decisions in ten or twenty years? With three Vermont bicyclist deaths this year, many Williston children not being able to safely walk or ride to school, and bus routes only beginning to connect Williston residents with jobs and surrounding communities, we can either bet on more cars, more carbon, more traffic, more pollution, and more danger to bicyclists and pedestrians, or get behind alternative transportation in a big way.

Join experts on alternative transportation, from buses to electric vehicles to bike paths to ride sharing, for a roundtable discussion of the what, why, how, and how much of alternative transportation in Williston. Learn about changes to bus service; new electric cars with longer range; and what it takes to get bike and pedestrian paths where we need them most. This free event in Sustainable Williston’s Sustainable Energy  series takes place at the Dorothy Alling Library Monday evening, August 24th, at 7:00 to 8:30 pm [THIS IS A CORRECTION: WE ERRONEOUSLY HAD PREVIOUSLY LISTED THE EVENT AS BEING FROM 6:30 to 8:00]. Come to ask questions and offer ideas or to learn from representatives of organizations tentatively to include Go! Vermont, CCTA, Drive Electric Vermont, Local Motion, and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission. We’ll have refreshments available. For more information, get in touch through our contact page.

Attend the VTrans On-Road Bicycle Plan Meeting Wed, Jan 7

From the Vermont Department of Transportation
NOTE: The date of this meeting was moved from Dec 9, when it was postponed due to weather.

bike bridge

Event: Jan 7, 2014

WHAT: VTrans On-Road Bicycle Plan public meeting.
WHY: To provide an overview of the project, introduce the On-Road Bicycle Plan WikiMap and receive comments from meeting participants.
WHEN: Jan 7, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 pm
WHERE: Throughout the state using Vermont Interactive Technology (VIT) sites (excluding Rutland, White River Junction and Lyndonville) along with web streaming group events at the Regional Planning Commissions in St. Johnsbury and Rutland.

In Williston, the VIT site is at Blair Park, 451 Lawrence Place: Click here for detailed location information and directions.

Location Information:

We encourage you to attend the meeting at a VIT site so that you can provide comment and have access to technical support however, the meeting is available for viewing from anywhere at:

Weigh in about where you ride and where you want to ride using the On-Road Bicycle Plan WikiMap at:

Learn more about the project :

Public input is critical to the success of this project. We thank you for helping to make the project a success by sharing your thoughts and creating project awareness by connecting others.

If you have questions or comments related to this project, please contact VTrans Planning Coordinators:

Sommer Bucossi at (802) 828-3884 and Amy Bell at (802) 828-2678 or email us at

Photo by Len Radin