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Burlington Tri-Center Transit Study

30.1 MB
Year:
1996
Theme:
Rail, Transit, Transportation
Description:
The cities of Burlington, South Burlington and Winooski explored Light-Rail Transit systems (LRT) for a consensus on a preferred strategy to improve public transportation linkages between the downtown commercial cores of the three cities.
Consultant:
BRW Inc.
Geography:
Burlington, South Burlington, Winooski

Traffic Impacts of Champlain Parkway Detour on Pine Street

3.5 MB
Year:
1994
Theme:
Infrastructure, Traffic, Transportation
Description:
This study addresses the traffic impacts of diverting the Park Way corridor along Pine Street from Lakeside Avenue to the BPW garage or to Main Street. As part of this assessment, a new traffic demand model was calibrated and run for the 2003 no build and build scenarios. Traffic was distributed onto the local road network, and the level-of-s~rvice results are presented which assess potential areas of congestion. Road improvements are then suggested to alleviate that congestion. This report presents a brief summary of the results of the modeling analysis.
Consultant:
Resource Systems Group Inc.
Geography:
Burlington, South Burlington

The Traffic Calming Pilot Study for a Neighborhood in Burlington’s Old North End

3.1 MB
Year:
1993
Theme:
Infrastructure, Safety, Speed, Traffic, Transportation
Description:
This study is part of a four part Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning Services effort including: a Traffic Calming Strategy for the Burlington Old North End, a City Wide study for Development of Truck Routes, a Revision of the Downtown Parking Study, and a Regional Congestion Management Strategy.
Consultant:
Resource Systems Group Inc., T.J. Boyle & Associates
Geography:
Burlington

Study For The Development of Truck Routes : City of Burlington, Vermont

1.1 MB
Year:
1993
Theme:
Freight, Safety, Transportation, Truck
Description:
This study was intended to assist the City of Burlington develop an overall plan of existing thru-truck routes within, a truck traffic management strategy for the City, a set of recommendations regarding truck weight enforcement, and recommendations for thru-truck regulatory signs to assist in the guidance of truck operators to designated thru-truck routes.
Consultant:
FitzPatrick-Lleweeln Inc.
Geography:
Burlington

Increasing Multimodal Travel in Downtown Burlington

3.6 MB
Year:
1993
Theme:
Infrastructure, Parking, Transit, Transportation
Description:
The original purpose of this project was to study the feasibility of a comprehensive transportation center in the vicinity of the proposed Champlain Park Way terminus in downtown Burlington. Components considered for the transportation center include: 1. intercity, interstate, and intracity bus, 2. passenger rail station, 3. light rail station, 4. taxi dispatch terminal, 5. ferry transportation, 6. bicycle storage facilities, 7. travel information, 8. parking facilities, and 9. pedestrian access. Events since that time have led to a slightly different focus for this project, including: A. adoption of the Burlington Municipal Development Plan, B. enactment of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA), and C. initiation of a larger study focused on planning for the waterfront area including planning for a transportation center.
Consultant:
Resource Systems Group Inc.
Geography:
Burlington

Burlington Alternative Transportation Path Master Plan

6.8 MB
Year:
1993
Theme:
Infrastructure, Municipal Planning, Transportation
Description:
The purpose of this plan is to provide a network of paths, sidewalks, and bicycle routes that will provide a safe and efficient alternative to the current automobile dependent transportation system within the City of Burlington. This system is developed to encourage non-motorized modes and multi-modal links of transportation. The emphasis of this plan is to provide utilitarian connections between the neighborhoods and communities within the city and to city activity centers.
Consultant:
FitzPatrick-Lleweeln Inc., Resource Systems Group Inc., T.J. Boyle & Associates
Geography:
Burlington

Downtown Parking Study ~ Burlington, Vermont

1.9 MB
Year:
1993
Theme:
Parking, Transportation, Transportation Demand Management
Description:
The City of Burlington commissioned this study to address several issues affecting the downtown area parking; Residential permit programs, assurace of convenient, adequate short-term parking for customers ensuring the downtown areacontinued vitality, and implications of alternative parking management strategies for regional congestion management. Parking is generally the most expensive, and sometimes most time-consuming, portion of a trip to the downtown area, and therefore offers some opportunities to encourage travel demand management strategies such as ridesharing, transit use, and other alternatives. Also in this study, an update of the parking inventory is presented, and the adequacy and operations of short term, long term, handicapped and truck loading spaces in the CBD are evaluated.
Consultant:
Resource Systems Group Inc.
Geography:
Burlington

Colchester, Essex, & Burlington Parking and Ride Share Studies ~ 1993 Project 4

4.1 MB
Year:
1993
Theme:
Park and Ride, Parking, Transportation, Transportation Demand Management
Description:
This document covers five Park & Ride topics for Chittenden County; 1. Town of Colchester - Park & Ride Lots, 2. Town of Essex - Park & Ride Lots, 3. Town of Essex - Use of Existing Lots for Ridesharers to Burlington, 4. Van Purchase Demonstration Project - Feasibility Study, 5. Regional Intermodal Park & Ride Strategy. Each of these concepts, if implemented and vigorously pursued, would reduce the number of vehicle trips. Each concept requires various amounts of initial public funding as well as ongoing management and maintenance costs. Since the underlying goal is to effect change in commuting style of as large a percentage of the population as possible, efforts should be proportionately focused on those programs which can affect the largest numbers of commuters on a permanent basis.
Consultant:
Donald L. Hamlin Consulting Engineers Inc.
Geography:
Burlington, Colchester, Essex

Interstate 89 Exit 14W Southbound Ramp Congestion Study ~ Initial Scoping Report

1.2 MB
Year:
1993
Theme:
Intersection, Interstate, Safety, Transportation
Description:
The impetus for initiating this project is due to an unsafe condition which has developed during the morning peak hour traffic period between approximately 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. at this I-89 Interchange ramp west bound towards Burlington (Ramp C). This study is to determine the causes of, and possible solutions to the long queue that develops, creating a back-up in the travel lanes on I-89.
Consultant:
Pinkham Engineering Associates Inc.
Geography:
Burlington, South Burlington

Water Shuttle Feasibility Study

4.2 MB
Year:
1993
Theme:
Bicycle & Pedestrian, Traffic, Transit, Transportation
Description:
A feasibility of providing a water shuttle service to communities to the south of Burlington. If shown to be feasible, a waterborne shuttle service could help to alleviate congestion on Route 7 and function to support an intermodal transportation center concept for the Burlington waterfront. In order to undertake this study, the consultants contacted a number of sources for information on present conditions in the Burlington Harbor and areas to the South, and on water shuttle operations which exist in other communities.
Consultant:
Dunn Associates Landscape Architects
Geography:
Burlington