Burlington

The City of
Burlington

Burlington is a celebrated, vibrant, small city located on the eastern shoreline of Lake Champlain. Burlingtonians are diverse, forward-thinking citizens, surrounded by scenic beauty and recreational opportunities. The City is steeped in arts and culture, and engaged in the growth of its economy.

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CURRENT PROJECTS:

Winooski Avenue Circulation Study

CCRPC and the City of Burlington retained the services of RSG to examine the traffic implications of various lane change configurations in this north south corridor through the City. For Phase 1, we analyzed adding or removing lanes and considered various one way options on North and South Winooski Avenues and its parallel roadway, North and South Union Streets. This analysis was performed in anticipation of a second phase that will look more closely at improving this corridor for cyclists while maintaining traffic flow and managing on street parking impacts.

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Colchester/Riverside intersection scoping study

This project will further the Colchester Avenue Corridor Study’s efforts to redesign the complex Colchester Avenue / Riverside Avenue/Barrett Street/Mill Street intersection. The corridor plan identified issues and challenges of the intersection and recommended consolidating the intersection into one signalized intersection. To further evaluate and define this recommendation, as well as other potential alternatives, the City of Burlington has sought assistance from the CCRPC to complete a scoping process that will provide more detail and assist the City in selecting a “preferred alternative.” Considerations will include the area’s importance as the northern gateway to Burlington, scenic vistas to the Winooski River and the concurrent study of a bicyclist and pedestrian bridge over the Winooski River upstream/east of the existing bridge.

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downtown parking & Transportation Management plan

On December 21st, City Council unanimously voted to adopt the Downtown Parking & Transportation Plan. The plan represents more than two years of close collaboration between the Department of Public Works, the Community & Economic Development Office, and the Burlington Business Association and represents a new attempt to approach downtown parking issues systematically and comprehensively. The plan builds on extensive public input and recent steps to improve customer experience, including parking meters that accept credit cards and a new pay-by-phone option.

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BURLINGTON TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT ACTION PLAN

This plan presents short- and long-term transportation demand management (TDM) recommendations for the City of Burlington–as an employer–to help staff reduce congestion, encourage healthy choices, reduce harmful vehicle emissions, and reduce downtown parking demand. A secondary goal of this Action Plan is to provide a model for other employers and employees in downtown Burlington interested in reducing their transportation and parking impacts.

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RAILYARD ENTERPRISE PROJECT

The purpose of the Railyard Enterprise Project is to develop a network of multimodal transportation infrastructure improvements, which incorporate the principles of Complete Streets, to support economic development in the area; improve livability of the surrounding neighborhoods; enhance multimodal travel connectivity between the Pine Street corridor and the Burlington Waterfront South area; and improve intermodal connections to the Burlington Railyard.

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PEARL STREET CORRIDOR SCOPING STUDY

The Pearl Street Corridor Scoping study will evaluate the possibility of reconfiguring Pearl Street between Battery Street and St. Paul Street as a complete street consistent with the recent improvements made to Pearl Street at Church Street.

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NORTH AVENUE CORRIDOR STUDY

The study will evaluate transportation conditions along North Avenue between North Street and Plattsburgh Avenue in Burlington from a “Complete Streets” perspective, specifically considering how the street operates for the different user groups who might use the corridor (pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, deliveries, transit, and emergency responders).

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BURLINGTON BIKE/PED MASTER PLAN

This is a citywide planning effort to enhance safety and increase active mobility in Burlington, VT. The project will culminate with the creation of the City’s first Bicycle and Pedestrian Action Plan, as well as scoping of priority projects for implementation.

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