Winooski Avenue Corridor Study

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The next Planning Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled for January 29, 5-7 pm, First United Methodist Church, Reid-Booth Room, 21 Buell Street (@ the corner of S. Winooski Avenue). This will be a first look at early design concepts, which will then be refined for a public meeting. View the presentation and notes from the October 23 PAC meeting.

To view all past meeting materials and current project documents, click here »

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 | September 5, 2018

Public Comments:

Public Meeting #2
TBD — likely late winter to review first round of concepts.


The role of the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) is to represent a range of perspectives; review study materials and provide feedback; communicate with and provide updates to their organizations/constituents; and participate in developing the purpose and need statement, alternatives, and recommendations. Ultimately, the City Council will consider and endorse the final recommendations of the Study.

PAC Members:

  • Resident of South District – Charles Simpson
  • Resident of Central District – Alissa Faber
  • Resident of East District – Jonathan Chapple-Sokol
  • Burlington Walk Bike Council – Erik Brown-Brotz
  • ONE Arts & Business Network – Sean Melinn
  • Burlington City Council – Jane Knodell
  • Burlington City Council – Karen Paul
  • AARP Vermont – Kelly Stoddard-Poor
  • Church Street Marketplace – Ron Redmond
  • Burlington Business Association – Derik Wrightson
  • Green Mountain Transit – Mark Sousa
  • Burlington Planning & Zoning – Meagan Tuttle
  • Burlington CEDO – Kirsten Merriman Shapiro
  • CCRPC – Eleni Churchill

CCRPC Project Manager: Bryan Davis, 802-861-0129,
Burlington Public Works: Nicole Losch
Jonathan Slason, RSG

PAC Schedule & Materials:

PAC Meeting #1 | May 2, 2018

PAC Meeting #2 | July 23, 2018

PAC Meeting #3 | October 23, 2018 

PAC Meeting #4 | January 29, 5-7 pm, First United Methodist Church, Reid-Booth Room, 21 Buell Street (@ the corner of S. Winooski Avenue)



Documents will be added here as they become available.



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