Bicycle-Pedestrian

Bicycle & Pedestrian

One of our transportation planning focus areas is Active Transportation, which refers primarily to walking and biking. The CCRPC is committed to planning for walking and biking in our communities. The reasons for this are several and many are quite compelling. If we are successful in providing more places/facilities/environments where people can safely get around using these modes, significant societal and individual benefits can accrue. These benefits include:

  • Provide More Transportation Choices – For those who are unable to drive
  • Enhance Economic Vitality – Think Burlington’s Church Street and other highly walkable areas
  • Contributes to Safe Neighborhoods – The more folks on the streets, the safer those neighborhoods become
  • Improves Local Air Quality – Fewer cars means less air pollution
  • Leads to Better Health – being more active lowers disease and obesity rates
  • Saves Money – Human energy is less expensive than gasoline
  • Enhances Social Equity – The young, old, and low income can all partake

In addition to these reasons, the public, through our regular surveys, has identified walking and biking projects as transportation priorities – over more roads, efficiency and safety improvements and even transit.


Contact

For more information on Active Transportation, please contact Peter Keating, CCRPC Senior Transportation Planner, at (802) 846-4490 x *14.


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