The Town of
Hinesburg is in northwestern Vermont, nestled against the edge of the Green Mountains, southeast of Burlington. Chartered in 1762, Hinesburg’s history is rooted in farming and early water-powered manufacturing. Today, the village is still surrounded by open green farmland along the LaPlatte River, and is a relatively small town outside Burlington. About 36 miles square, the western half is in the Champlain Valley, the eastern half in the foothills of the Green Mountains. The village contains State Route 116 running north/south, a lively array of stores and services, the local elementary/middle school and local 4-town union high school, a number of manufacturing concerns and several parks and recreation facilities including Lake Iroquois, offering year-round activities.
ROUTE 116 BUS OUTREACH STUDY
The purpose of this study is to identify ways to increase bus ridership along the Route 116 Corridor between Middlebury and Burlington. This is a joint project between the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, the Town of Hinesburg and the University of Vermont Center for Research on Vermont.
The Town of Hinesburg serves as the point of origin for the GMT 116 Commuter, providing Town budget support and parking facilities at the park and ride facility behind Town Hall at the intersection of Route 116 and Charlotte Road. The Town is committed to reducing the environmental footprint of transportation by encouraging transit and reducing SOV use. In addition to encouraging Hinesburg residents to use the GMT 116 Commuter, this study will identify methods to increase transit ridership across the region.
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Richmond Road Bike/pedestrian feasibility study
The Town and CCRPC hired Toole Design Group to develop walk/bike solutions to a section of the Richmond Road corridor from CVU Road to North Road. This section traverses one of the Town’s most densely settled areas and offers little room for safe walking or bicycling. Toole produced alternatives to address these issues and went through a public process to get citizen and town official input. The final report was completed in August 2016.
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ROUTE 116 CORRIDOR STUDY
This study is a comprehensive evaluation of Route 116 through Hinesburg’s growth center, and includes all modes of transportation. It examines the opportunities for accommodating planned village growth and addressing current traffic congestion through enhancements in street connectivity. It also evaluates opportunities to maximize alternative modes of transportation, and provide more efficient alternative routes for local circulation.
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HINESBURG SIDEWALK SCOPING STUDY
The scoping study evaluated four of the Town’s top seven priority sidewalk locations. The work for this feasibility study of key future sidewalk segments in Hinesburg’s Village Growth Area was undertaken on 2014 and the scoping report completed in December.
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- Vermont 116 Culvert AOP Project »
- Exploration of Alternative Transportation at CVU »
- Silver Street Scoping Study »
- All of our past Hinesburg planning studies can be found here »