Winooski Avenue Corridor Study

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Final Existing Conditions Report posted here »

The June 4 Public Open House presentation is available here, and you can review the draft alternative concepts here.

Use this 3D Visualization Tool to view the draft alternative concepts. Click here for a quick overview on using the 3D tool.

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 plan, to be completed by Fall 2019, will provide recommendations to address safety, capacity, and connectivity for all modes of transportation along this important north-south connection. Implementation of proposed recommendations will be determined as part of the City’s future capital plan. 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.

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.

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PROJECT ADVISORY COMMITTEE »
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Study Area

The study area map shows the study area along Winooski Avenue from the intersection with Riverside Avenue to the intersection of Howard Street at St. Paul Street.

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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 | 5:30-8 p.m., June 4, 2019

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the public open house on Tuesday, June 4, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Old North End Event Hall. The project team gave a short presentation of the draft alternative concepts and had great conversations with residents and local business owners. We’ll post a summary of the all the comments we received as soon as possible.

Draft alternative concepts were presented at Burlington’s NPA meetings throughout April (videos available on individual NPA sites).

Public Meeting #3 |  TBD

PROJECT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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 – Max Tracy (Jane Knodell prior to May 2019)
  • Burlington City Council – Karen Paul
  • AARP Vermont – Kelly Stoddard-Poor
  • Church Street Marketplace – Ron Redmond
  • Burlington Business Association – Alex Bunten
  • 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, bdavis@ccrpcvt.org
Burlington Public Works: Nicole Losch
Consultant:
Jonathan Slason, RSG

PAC Schedule & Materials:

PAC Meeting #1 | May 2, 2018

This meeting provided an introduction to the project, the roles/responsibilities of PAC members, project timeline, an overview of previous related studies, and discussion about the draft public involvement plan.

PAC Meeting #2 | July 23, 2018

The project team presented an overview of existing conditions along the corridor including current facilities, traffic volumes and patterns, safety and crashes, parking demand and more, as well as a preliminary discussion of which 6 facilities/segments to examine in further detail.

PAC Meeting #3 | October 23, 2018 

This meeting included an overview of corridor stakeholder interviews, an update on the draft Existing Conditions report, discussion of the 6 segments for which alternatives will be developed, and discussion of the draft corridor vision and objectives.

PAC Meeting #4 | January 29, 2019

This was an extra PAC meeting added to the project to provide an initial review of early concepts to ensure they are aligned with previous public input and guided by previous PAC meetings. These initial concepts will be refined based on discussion from this meeting, reviewed at PAC meeting #5, then presented to the public for review and feedback.

PAC Meeting #5 | March 26, 2019

The PAC reviewed and discussed the first draft of the corridor concepts, and provided input on the proposed public engagement activities to share these broadly with the community throughout April and May.

PAC Meeting #6 | TBD

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Documents

Documents will be added here as they become available.

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Contact

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