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Chittenden County Housing Location Dissonance Study

3.2 MB
Year:
2024
Theme:
Housing, Survey, Transportation
Description:
The main objectives of this research study were to better understand housing location preferences in Chittenden County, Vermont and how well current housing arrangements meet the needs and preferences of current residents. Housing preferences were evaluated and how well they are satisfied by measuring the amount of dissonance in residents’ current housing location and various attributes of their housing and community. This study also focused on understanding the potential impacts of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs), Electric Vehicles (EVs), and the burgeoning trend of remote work on individuals' housing location choices and travel behavior.
Consultant:
University of Vermont, University of Vermont Transportation Research Center
Geography:
Chittenden County

Class 1 Town Highway Reclassification Pilot Study, Case Study -US Route 2, Williston

6.4 MB
Year:
2024
Theme:
Corridor, Pilot Study, Transportation
Description:
The pilot study investigates the feasibility of reclassifying a State route as a Class 1 Town Highway  describing reclassification opportunities and constraints for the State and local municipalities.  This study investigated feasibility of reclassifying an approximately 1-mile section of Williston Road (US Route 2) in the Town of Williston, Vermont.  This section of US Route 2 was selected as a viable case study as it is located within a suburban context with diverse roadway features including traffic signals, bike lanes etc.
Consultant:
VHB
Geography:
Regional, statewide, Williston

US-2 Pinch Points Technical Feasibility Memo

2.2 MB
Year:
2023
Theme:
Bicycle & Pedestrian, Safety
Description:
This memo examines the feasibility of widening US-2 at locations where there is insufficient width ("pinch points") to provide a five-foot shoulder in both directions of travel between the Exit 11 interchange and Richmond Village.
Consultant:
Stantec
Geography:
Richmond

Williston Multimodal Hub Feasibility Study

13.9 MB
Year:
2023
Theme:
microtransit, public transportation, Transit
Description:
The Town of Williston obtained transportation planning assistance from the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) to develop a conceptual site design for a proposed multi-modal hub for Taft Corners. Stantec Consulting Services Inc. was retained by the CCRPC to identify multi-modal hub needs and desired improvements, evaluate existing conditions, develop the concept design, and summarize the efforts in this report.
Consultant:
Stantec
Geography:
Williston

South Burlington Kennedy Drive Bicyclist & Pedestrian Lighting Study

1.2 MB
Year:
2023
Theme:
Bike and Ped, Bike/Ped, Lighting
Description:
South Burlington, through the CCRPC's UPWP, sought the support of WSP to provide technical services for exploring lighting improvements to better serve the needs of bicyclists and pedestrians using the separated, 1.5-mile, shared-use path that runs parallel to the west bound lanes of Kennedy Drive between Dorset Street and Williston Road.
Consultant:
WSP
Geography:
South Burlington

Allen (Petty) Brook Stormwater & Watershed Assessment

5.9 MB
Year:
2023
Theme:
Storm Water, Stormwater, Water Quality
Description:
This stormwater and watershed assessment took place from July 2022 to June 2023 to study Allen Brook watershed’s current water quality conditions within the Town of Milton and to investigate where stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) can be prioritized to manage runoff from developed lands within the watershed. Representatives of Watershed Consulting met with representatives from the VT DEC, CCRPC, and the Town of Milton to discuss the timeline and goals of this assessment in July 2022. From discussion with key stakeholders, it is known that over the past fifteen years, numerous water quality, fluvial erosion, and biological community assessments have been conducted in this watershed to assess the health of Allen Brook. From these assessments, it is known that Allen Brook is at risk of impairment when measured by its chemical and biological health. This study builds off of a variety of previous assessments in order to understand the source of pollutants, such as nutrients, chloride, and sediment, that have contributed to the impairment of Allen Brook. This assessment successfully used these findings to target stormwater BMPs in key areas of concern that will effectively treat stormwater runoff before it discharges to Allen Brook and ultimately Malletts Bay.
Consultant:
Watershed Consulting Associates
Geography:
Milton

Vermont Route 15 Segment Study Report

6.6 MB
Year:
2023
Theme:
Transportation
Description:
In cooperation with the Town of Essex, the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) contracted Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. (Stantec) to review existing transportation infrastructure and conceptualize future improvements and roadside enhancements along Vermont Route 15 (VT 15) within the Town. Specifically, the priority segment for this review is VT 15 between the Vermont Route 289 (VT 289) interchange in the Essex Town Center and the intersection of VT 15 and Vermont Route 128 (VT 128).
Consultant:
Stantec
Geography:
Essex

Burlington Amtrak Multimodal Connections Study

15.2 MB
Year:
2023
Theme:
amtrak, multimodal, public transportation, Rail, train, Transit
Description:
The Amtrak station in Burlington will be best served by establishing connections to a multitude of transportation options, as well as other services and amenities in the immediate area. This study evaluates opportunities for multimodal connections to the station and addresses gaps and barriers to accessing these connections to better serve potential Amtrak users and foster seamless connections to area amenities and services.
Consultant:
VHB
Geography:
Burlington

Chittenden County I-89 2050 Study

17.6 MB
Year:
2023
Theme:
Corridor, Interstate
Description:
The Chittenden County I-89 2050 Study is a collaborative effort of the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) to develop a comprehensive investment program for the 37 mile I-89 corridor in Chittenden County, Vermont through 2050. The project involves the development of a Vision, Goals, and Objectives which will guide the identification and prioritization of enhancements for the I-89 corridor over the next 30 years.
Consultant:
VHB
Geography:
Chittenden County