Winooski Avenue Corridor Study

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Next Planning Advisory Committee meeting: Tuesday, October 23, 5:00PM at First United Methodist Church (@ Buell & S. Winooski Ave.)

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This is a transportation corridor study of the entire Winooski Avenue corridor as the City of Burlington looks to create multimodal, Complete Street routes throughout the city. The final product will be an implementation plan with recommendations to address safety, capacity, and connectivity for all modes of transportation along this important north-south connection. The study area is along Winooski Avenue from the intersection with Riverside Avenue to the intersection of Howard Street (at St. Paul Street). The study may also consider the corridor’s relationship with Union Street, Willard Street, and cross streets as appropriate. The planning study is expected to be complete by late Spring 2019. Implementation of proposed recommendations will be determined as part of the City’s future capital plan.

Previous technical analysis of Winooski Avenue (and consequently Union Street), using a traffic microsimulation model, provided understanding of the traffic implications associated with five alternative traffic reconfigurations. Of the five alternative traffic patterns analyzed, Complete Streets improvements serving all modes on Winooski Avenue would be the least disruptive to vehicle traffic while still providing a full north-south bicycle corridor along Winooski Avenue. Results from the technical analysis will inform the current corridor study.

The technical analysis was completed in June 2016 and a final report is available here »

The corridor study is a comprehensive transportation study of the entire Winooski Avenue corridor, developing multimodal improvement strategies that address safety, capacity and connectivity. It will include a broad public participation process and follow the guidance established in PlanBTV Downtown and Waterfront, PlanBTV Walk/Bike, and Burlington’s Transportation Plan. Winooski Avenue is home to small businesses, community spaces, New American populations, college student off-campus housing, business services, and more, and it is a connecting route for people traveling around the City and beyond. The project team will do its best to conduct this study in a way that involves and considers this unique diversity of stakeholders and contexts.



Study Area



Public Participation

All meetings and public participation opportunities will be listed here when scheduled. Want to join the project email list to stay up to date on progress and meetings? Contact Bryan Davis, CCRPC Senior Transportation Planner, at (802) 861-0129.

The project’s Public Participation Plan describes how members of the public will be involved throughout this project. The public involvement process will be informed by the CCRPC’s Public Participation Plan and the City of Burlington Public Works’ Public Engagement Plan.

Public Meeting #1
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Public Comments:

Burlington Wards 2-3, Sept. 13, 2018 »

Open Streets BTV, Sept. 30, 2018 »

Public Meeting #2
TBD — likely Dec 2018. Review first round of concepts.


A Project Advisory Committee (PAC), comprised of representatives from various City and community entities, will help guide and inform the Steering Committee (City staff, CCRPC staff, consultant team). The PAC includes representatives from City Council, the Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO), the Department of Planning and Zoning, Green Mountain Transit, the Burlington Walk Bike Council, the Old North End Arts and Business Network, Church Street Marketplace, AARP Vermont, and the Burlington Business Association, as well as resident representatives from each City District.

PAC Meeting #1: Winooski Ave. Transportation Study Project Advisory Committee (PAC)
Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 6:00PM
Fletcher Free Library Community Room (235 College Street)

PAC Meeting #2: Winooski Ave. Transportation Study Project Advisory Committee (PAC)
Monday, July 23, 2018, 5:00PM
Community Health Center, 617 Riverside Ave (@ Winooski Ave), Room 1002

PAC Meeting #3: Winooski Ave. Transportation Study Project Advisory Committee (PAC)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 5:00PM
First United Methodist Church (@ Buell & S. Winooski Ave.)

  • Meeting Agenda »
  • Meeting Presentation »
  • Meeting Notes »



Documents will be added here as they become available.



For more information, please contact Bryan Davis, CCRPC Senior Transportation Planner, at (802) 861-0129.