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Essex Tanglewood Drive Stormwater/Bicycle/Pedestrian Improvements Study

9.1 MB
Year:
2021
Theme:
Bicycle & Pedestrian, Infrastructure, Stormwater
Description:
Tanglewood Drive, between Cindy Lane and Woodlawn Drive, is a relatively low-volume car-oriented street in the Town of Essex with no accommodations for bicycles and pedestrians. There is also recurring problems with the outlet to the closed drainage system that has resulted in significant erosion near the outlet adjacent to Fern Hollow Road. This study developed alternatives to address the stormwater issues and offer improvements for walking and biking. A preferred alternative was approved by the Essex Selectboard in September 2021.
Consultant:
Stantec
Geography:
Essex

Colchester Avenue: Bikeways, Parking, and Intersection Safety

13.2 MB
Year:
2021
Theme:
Bicycle & Pedestrian, Intersection, Safety
Description:
The Colchester Avenue: Bikeways, Parking, and Intersection Safety Study was conducted in coordination with the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, City of Burlington, and an Advisory Committee consisting of community stakeholders. Public meetings and targeted outreach were also conducted to gather input from residents, property owners, and business owners along the corridor. The goal of this study was to identify transformational, long-term improvements along the Colchester Avenue corridor and at the intersection of Colchester Avenue and East Avenue that re-envisions the multimodal gateway corridor following years of incremental change outlined in previous planning and design efforts. The study focused on consistent, multimodal improvements for the one-mile long corridor from the connection with Pearl Street at the intersection of North and South Prospect Streets, east to the Greenmount Cemetery, then north to Barrett Street and the Winooski River crossing. In addition, the study pursued safety improvements for the intersection of Colchester Avenue and East Avenue.
Consultant:
VHB
Geography:
Burlington

CCRPC Active Transportation Plan Evaluation

1.5 MB
Year:
2021
Theme:
Bicycle & Pedestrian
Description:
The UVM Transportation Research Center (TRC) evaluated the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission's 2017 Active Transportation Plan (ATP) to determine the current implementation status of the Plan’s recommendations and develop a strategy for implementing and prioritizing the ATP’s remaining projects and recommendations.
Consultant:
UVM Transportation Research Center
Geography:
Chittenden County

Old North End Mobility Audit

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Year:
2021
Theme:
Bicycle & Pedestrian, Infrastructure, Safety, Sidewalk, Transit, Transportation
Description:
Final report available here: https://www.oldspokeshome.com/one-mobility-audit The Old North End (ONE) is Burlington’s most economically, ethnically, and socially diverse community. The historically working-class neighborhood is a vibrant collective of arts, food, small business, and community-centered services, and is home to much of Burlington’s lower-income and migrant populations. This neighborhood mobility audit by the Old Spokes Home (bike shop and non-profit) sought to identify transportation investments that will improve pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access for traditionally underserved residents within the ONE to area jobs and essential services. A survey of those residents helped the project team to understand residents’ specific experiences, needs and barriers. Recommendations are made to enhance walking, biking, and transit connections to area jobs and essential services (e.g., shopping, educational centers, medical care facilities, etc.) at a neighborhood level, as well as suggestions on how to involve and engage traditionally underserved populations in planning projects.
Consultant:
Old Spokes Home
Geography:
Burlington

Winooski: Elm Street Stormwater Outfall Stabilization, Final Design

6.2 MB
Year:
2021
Theme:
Infrastructure, Storm Water, Stormwater
Description:
A stormwater outfall just southwest of Elm St drains into a ravine that flows into wetlands within the Winooski River floodplain. Flow from the outfall was dropping into a channel before draining into the ravine. The drop below the outfall is several feet, and, prior to retrofit, the channel surface was bare soil. As a result, flow from the outfall was eroding the channel, sending sediment into the ravine and the downstream wetlands. The goal of the project was to develop a final design to stabilize the channel with geotextiles and controlled fills and raise grades below the outfall to dissipate energy during flows. The project required building temporary access to the channel and associated temporary erosion control measures. The project will reduce erosion from the channel and reduce sedimentation of the downstream wetlands. NOTE: Using this design, the City then constructed this stabilization project in the fall of 2020 using a VTRANS Better Roads grant along with City funds.
Consultant:
Watershed Consulting Associates
Geography:
Winooski

Jericho Center Circle Stormwater Improvements, Final Design

15.1 MB
Year:
2021
Theme:
Environment, Stormwater, Technical Assistance
Description:
In accordance with the agreement between the Town of Jericho, the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC), and Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc. (Hoyle, Tanner), this Final Design Report has been prepared to synthesize previous deliverables and to provide 100% Design Plans for development of two stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) within the Town Green located in Jericho Center. Preparation of this report was funded through a Design Implementation Block grant from the Vermont DEC Clean Water Initiative Program administered by the Mount Ascutney Regional Commission and through funds from the Town of Jericho. The following general purpose and need statements has been developed based on our initial meeting with Town and CCRPC Staff in 2019. Purpose The purpose for this project is to provide stormwater treatment for the Bolger Hill Road area and aid in the reduction of erosion that is currently occurring along Bolger Hill Road and to reduce the sediment accumulation at its intersection with Jericho Center Circle. Need The need for the project is to reduce the gravel, which comes from Bolger Hill Road, that gets washed into the Town Green and abutters properties after large storm events. The Town would like to improve the water quality in this area through the construction of Best Management Practices (BMPs) within this project. Goals The Goal of the project is to develop 100% Design Plans and Engineer’s Estimate of Probable Construction Costs for delivery to the Town and CCRPC. A Drainage study was completed by Hoyle, Tanner in January 2020 and was titled Drainage Alternatives Study, Bolger Hill Road Drainage Improvement Project, Jericho, Vermont (see link in Appendix A).
Consultant:
Hoyle - Tanner & Associates
Geography:
Jericho

Jericho: Bolger Hill Road Supplemental Study, May 2021

2.8 MB
Year:
2021
Theme:
Storm Water, Technical Assistance
Description:
The scope of the Bolger Hill Drainage Scoping project was to provide engineering services for the advancement to conceptual design (25%) of the Alternative #4 Design presented in the January 2020 Bolger Hill Road Drainage Alternatives Study. This project builds on that previous study that investigated drainage issues and evaluated improvement options for Bolger Hill Road in Jericho. A survey was conducted, and conceptual plans were drafted to more accurately develop a cost estimate for improvements to Bolger Hill Road. Further design aspects of the Bolger Hill Drainage Scoping project conceptual design are noted below. The Jericho Center Circle SW BMP Design project is not discussed further in this Design Narrative. The purpose of the project is to provide a roadway and drainage alternative that reduces the erosion that is currently occurring along Bolger Hill Road and to reduce the sediment accumulation at its intersection with Jericho Center Circle. The need for the project is to reduce the gravel, which comes from Bolger Hill Road, that gets washed into the Town Green and abutters properties after large storm events. The Town would also like to improve the water quality in this area.
Consultant:
Hoyle - Tanner & Associates
Geography:
Jericho

2020/2021 Way to Go! School Challenge Final Report

2.5 MB
Year:
2021
Theme:
Bicycle & Pedestrian, Schools, Transportation Demand Management
Description:
This report details the school-year focus on Vermont schools, the addition of new events and statewide challenge, and overall results of the 2020/2021 Way to Go! program, outreach and marketing efforts, program results and winners, challenges to changing transportation behaviors, and lessons to consider.
Consultant:
Place Creative Company
Geography:
Chittenden County, statewide