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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.
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The next meeting will be Thursday, February 27th, 5:30-7pm .
February 27th Agenda
1. Guest speaker Lisa Aultman on "Studying Bicycle Transportation in the West: 10 Bitter (?) Pills to Swallow" Lisa Aultman-Hall is a Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Vermont & Director of the UTC program at the UVM Transportation Research Center. Between June 2012 and June 2013, Lisa was based at the University of California Davis conducting transportation research. Davis (pop 66,000) is located in the central valley (completely flat) of California and is often considered the bike capital of the US (55 miles of bicycle paths, 4 bike overpasses, about 13 tunnels and ~50 miles of on-road bicycle lanes). During her year away, Lisa traveled extensively within 5 western states studying bicycle infrastructure and cyclist behavior. For Lisa, the lessons learned re-frame the challenges of advancing bicycle transportation in Burlington.
2. Bike Boxes in Burlington
3. Pedestrian-only on Bank Street & Cherry St., a proposal from Jack Daggett
4. Event Brainstorm for 2014
Next meeting: March 27, 2014