Welcome to the BWBC

The Burlington Walk/Bike Council is an all-volunteer advisory council to the City of Burlington. We work closely with and advise the Department of Public Works and the Department of Parks & Recreation on infrastructure improvements and policy changes for bicycling and walking. The council also leads advocacy efforts and organizes events and activities that promote and celebrate walking and biking in Burlington and beyond. Anyone interested in making Burlington a better and safer place for bicycling and walking is encouraged to attend our meetings generally held on the 4th Thursday of each month in City Hall Room 12.

Find us on Facebook as "The Burlington Walk/Bike Council"

To check out past meeting minutes, work plans and other documents please see our Documents page. For more on our background and history see our History page.

Our next meeting will be Thursday, July 28, 2016, 5:30-7 pm in Room 12, City Hall.


Introductions, brief BWBC overview, confirm minute-taking, review agenda 3 minutes

Announcements 5 minutes

Update – Stenciling project 5 minutes
Next steps on plan to paint stencils to discourage biking on downtown streets.

Updates and discussion – Demonstration projects 20 minutes
Status updates and additional planning for proposed demonstration projects from last meeting:
o Bike lane TBD for Open Streets (now likely not to happen)
o Parklet for Parking Day Sept. 16
o St Paul, S Winooski, Howard curb extension and crosswalk
o St Paul, Union, Shelburne St close slip lane
o N. Winooski/Union/Decatur mini-roundabout

Discussion – Bicycle etiquette and rules of the road 50 minutes
What are the most important rules of the road for cyclists to obey? Which do you consider optional? How do we balance safety for ourselves and others, getting there quickly, asserting our rights as cyclists, predictability, courtesy, being ambassadors for cycling, etc.? This is an open ended discussion mostly intended to get each other thinking and share our perspectives with each other.

See you there!

bikes on path