The City of
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.
Burlington amtrak overnight storage study
The CCRPC, City of Burlington, and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) are collaborating 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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INTERVALE ROAD PEDESTRIAN & BICYCLE ACCESS FEASIBILITY STUDY
The CCRPC, City of Burlington and Intervale Center, along with consultant VHB, are partnering on a study to identify walk/bike improvements in this corridor. See study area aerial photo below. The corridor is increasingly busy with a mix of autos, farm vehicles, large trucks, and pedestrians and cyclists. The study will analyze existing conditions, consider future developments and make recommendations on ways to improve safety for all travelers. The project kicked off at a meeting with City, Intervale and consultant staff on October 4, 2017.
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WINOOSKI RIVER BRIDGE SCOPING STUDY
Beginning in the spring of 2017 and extending into next summer, the CCRPC, along with the Cities of Burlington and Winooski and other partner organizations, and the public, will start an important project that connects the two cities. The bridge over the Winooski River is approaching 90 years old and nearing the end of its expected useful life. For both structural, as well as functional reasons, this bridge will require significant improvements, perhaps outright replacement, in the not-too-distant future.
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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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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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- Pearl Street / Prospect Street / Colchester Avenue Scoping Study »
- Colchester Avenue Corridor Study »
- North Winooski Avenue & Archibald Street Intersection; Pedestrian Safety & Mobility Evaluation »
- Waterfront South Access Project »
- Southern Connector / Champlain Parkway Environmental Impact Statement »
- All of our past Burlington planning studies can be found here »