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:

burlington waterfront connectivity study

The CCRPC is working with the City of Burlington to identify options for improved bicycle and pedestrian access to the Northern Waterfront area from Downtown Burlington. Working with the Burlington Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO) and the Department of Public Works, this study will identify opportunities and constraints, and will develop conceptual designs and cost estimates to fill gaps in the sidewalk and path network. The primary focus areas will be connections over the Battery Park escarpment and filling the gap between destinations near the Community Sailing Center, The FRAME, A-Dog Skatepark, and Waterworks Park. This will dovetail with design work for the second phase of The FRAME and build off the Waterfront North Access Scoping Study from 2009 to engage new landowners and refresh information since the significant redevelopment of the northern waterfront. This project can be completed in one year.

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BATTERY STREET CORRIDOR SCOPING STUDY

The CCRPC, in partnership with the City of Burlington Department of Public Works, is conducting a corridor scoping study of Battery Street between Maple Street and Sherman Street. The study will identify improvements to support all modes of transportation, adjacent parks, adjacent businesses, stormwater, and enhance the street as a gateway between the downtown and waterfront districts. This study will include all signalized intersections along Battery Street and identify how improvements will align with the Railyard Enterprise Project and Great Streets Main Street Project.

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south end multimodal center feasibility study

The City of Burlington has been exploring the possibility of establishing a multimodal transportation facility in the City’s South End for over 20 years. The Burlington South End Multimodal Center Feasibility Study examined the feasibility of a transit center and potential housing at 68 Sears Lane in Burlington, investigated site layout options that tie together the planned uses on both parcels, developed conceptual construction cost estimates, identified potential funding streams for the project, and facilitated stakeholder outreach.

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burlinGton school district travel and traffic control plan

The City of Burlington and Burlington School District, with assistance from CCRPC and DuBois & King, seeks to develop a School Travel and Traffic control plan for nine (9) elementary, middle, and high school campuses within the City of Burlington.

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Queen city park road/austin drive bicycle and pedestrian connections scoping study

CCRPC is working with the Cities of Burlington and South Burlington to develop and evaluate a possible bicycle and pedestrian connection between the Hannaford Plaza on US7 in South Burlington, along Queen City Park Road and Austin Drive to the Burlington Bike Path at Oakledge Park. Connections to the Hannaford Plaza, Red Rocks Park, Oakledge Park, GMT transit stops, the Burlington Bike Path/Island Line, and other key destinations will be identified and considered in the study.

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COLCHESTER AVE: BIKEWAYS, PARKING, AND INTERSECTION SAFETY

This study was conducted in coordination with the CCRPC, City of Burlington Public Works Department, and an Advisory Committee consisting of community stakeholders. Public meetings and targeted outreach were also conducted to gather input from residents, property owners, and business owners along the corridor. The final report is posted on the project page.

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Bikeway Connectivity, Pedestrian Safety, and Stormwater Management in Burlington’s Old North End

The CCRPC is working with the City of Burlington to identify options to improve connectivity for low-stress bicycling in the southwest section of the Old North End – one of Burlington’s densest, New American neighborhoods. Working with the Department of Public Works and the community, the final report (anticipated Spring 2020) will include conceptual designs and conceptual cost estimates for the preferred route(s) connecting Battery Park, the Old North End Neighborhood Greenway, the Depot Street Neighborhood Greenway, and the Lakeview Terrace Neighborhood Greenway. In addition to bikeway connectivity, this project will also identify opportunities for improved pedestrian crossings, stormwater management, and should preserve parking wherever feasible.

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Burlington amtrak overnight storage study

The CCRPC, City of Burlington, and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) collaborated on a study to identify an overnight storage and servicing location for the future Amtrak passenger train, in the greater Burlington area. The train service will be an extension north from Rutland of the Ethan Allen Express and is expected to start running in 2020.

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Winooski Avenue Corridor Study

This project is a two-phase study of this north south corridor in Burlington.  The study area extends from the intersection of Riverside Avenue & North Winooski Avenue south to the intersection of Shelburne Road & Willard Street. It encompasses Winooski Avenue, Union Street, and Willard Street, as well as some cross streets. In Phase 1 a traffic microsimulation model was developed to investigate traffic implications associated with five alternative traffic patterns, with the goal of providing an improved north-south corridor for all travel modes.

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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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PAST PROJECTS:


Municipal Plan Review:

CCRPC February 2, 2016