Resources

Check out these links to other resources about walking and biking in Burlington and beyond.

Bike Lockers in the Downtown Area
Thanks to Local Motion and the Department of Public works there is easy and secure bike parking in two locations - the waterfront and downtown.
http://www.localmotion.org/programs/trailside/lockers

Secure Bike Parking at Events
During many events through the year, secure bike parking is available. Volunteers to help this program are always desired. See our video about secure parking.
http://www.localmotion.org/programs/events/parking

Road Conditions for Bicyclists
Volunteers have created a new Twitter application for bicyclists to report road conditions including the location, general description of the problem, and links to photos. Users can also edit a map of Chittenden County noting the problem area.
http://twitter.com/BikeReportVT

See, Click, Fix
Notice a broken cross walk button? Illegally dumped trash? A sidewalk that needs repair? Report these issues and more that you notice around Burlington with See Click Fix.
http://seeclickfix.com/burlington_2

City of Burlington Department of Public Works – Walk & Bike
DPW provides information and a list of frequently asked questions related to walking and bicycling in Burlington.
https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/DPW/Walk-Bike-In-Burlington

City of Burlington Department of Public Works – Planning Pedestrian & Bicycle Improvements
These informative slides provide stats on existing facilities (bike and ped), future upgrades and improvements, and visual examples of innovative projects.
http://www.burlingtonvt.gov/uploadedFiles/BurlingtonVTgov/Departments/Pu...

Code of Ordinances for the City of Burlington
Go straight to the source for Burlington rules and regulations. Of particular interest is Chapter 6 (Bicycles), Chapter 20 (Motor Vehicles), and Chapter 27 (Streets and Sidewalks)
http://www.municode.com/resources/gateway.asp?pid=13987&sid=45

Bicycle Benefits
Bicycle Benefits is a progressive bicycling program designed to reward individuals and businesses for their commitment to cleaner air, personal health, and the use of pedaling energy in order to create a more sustainable community. The program's continual growth decreases parking demand, increases helmet use, and improves cyclists' safety and health by putting more people on bikes. The Bicycle Benefits website has all of their Business Members listed including their discounts/rewards, addresses, and maps to get there (click on VERMONT in the left hand menu.) Get your helmet sticker at any of the participating Bicycle Benefits Business Member locations or become a participating Business Member today and start experiencing Bicycle Benefits!
http://www.bicyclebenefits.org/

Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA)
CCTA operates the bus system in Chittenden County and beyond, including the LINK Express services to Montpelier, Middlebury and St. Albans. Walking and biking combined with transit can really take you places. And yes, all buses are equipped with first come, first served bike racks.
http://cctaride.org/
http://www.cctaride.org/bus-information/bikes.html

Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC)
The CCRPC is a federally funded but locally controlled organization responsible for land use and transportation planning and policy in Chittenden County. They work with the public to create a long-term vision of transportation – including bicycling and walking – and help communities improve their transportation systems.
www.ccrpcvt.org

Local Motion
This Burlington-based organization promotes non-motorized transportation and recreation through advocacy and education. It maintains a variety of programs and resources including the Bike Recycle Program, the Trail Finder, and the Trailside Center.
www.localmotion.org

Safe Streets Collaborative
More than 20 organizations and agencies formed the Safe Streets Collaborative in response to two tragic hit-and-runs in 2008. Safe Streets is an education and enforcement effort targeted at motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to foster a culture of respect on Burlington’s roads, paths and sidewalks. Programs include a Report Recklessness hotline (802-540-2345), educational materials, incentive coupons, and intersection action campaigns.
www.safestreetsvt.org

Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition
The Montpelier -based Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition promotes safe walking and bicycling throughout Vermont through education, outreach, and education.
www.vtbikeped.org

Lake Champlain Bikeways
Lake Champlain Bikeways maps out more than 1100 miles of bike routes surrounding Lake Champlain in Vt, NY, and Quebec, including the 363 mile route around the entire lake. The site also includes information on accomodations, bike shops, and touring tips.
www.champlainbikeways.org

Green Mountain Bicycle Club
The Green Mountain Bicycle Club is the oldest and largest bicycle club in Vermont. The club sponsors a variety of recreational and competitive events as well as supports local advocacy efforts.
www.thegmbc.com

Catamount Outdoor Family Center
The Catamount Outdoor Family Center is a non-profit 500 acre site in Williston, VT that promotes recreation, education, and community through tis trail system used for cross-country skiing, mountain biking, and trail running.
www.catamountoutdoor.com

1 World 2 Wheels
This is a movement supported by those who believe the bicycle can be a vehicle for positive change.
www.1world2wheels.org Alliance for Biking and Walking
Formerly known as Thunderhead Alliance, this is the North American coalition of grassroots bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations.
www.peoplepoweredmovement.org

League of American Bicyclists
The League promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.
www.bikeleague.org

Bikes Belong
Bikes Belong works to put more people on bicycles more often. From helping create safe places to ride to promoting bicycling, we carefully select projects and partnerships that have the capacity to make a difference.
www.bikesbelong.org

Adventure Cycling
Adventure Cycling Association’s nonprofit mission is to inspire people of all ages to travel by bicycle for fitness, fun, and self-discovery.
www.adventurecycling.org

The Ultimate Bike Safety Guide
Bicycle Safety Guide published by Trip Buzz
http://www.tripbuzz.com/bike-safety-guide/

The Definitive Guide to Safer Cycling
A take on safer cycling from the UK published by The Bike Storage Company
http://www.thebikestoragecompany.co.uk/bike-safety-guide/

Walking For Health
A page about walking published by the UK government
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Roadsafety/Pages/Pedestrians.aspx

Sharing the Road
The UK-based Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) shares info about sharing the road
http://www.rospa.com/road-safety/advice/pedal-cyclists/sharing-the-road-...

Beginners Guide to Safe and Healthy Cycling
Bicycling safety & maintenance, with a section for kids too.
http://www.kineticsportsmed.com/safe-and-healthy-cycling/