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Park Your CARbon — Final Report

4.8 MB
Year:
2022
Theme:
Bicycle & Pedestrian, Transit, Transportation, Transportation Demand Management
Description:
2022 marks the first year of Park Your CARbon, an updated and re-imagined version of the previous Way to Go! Challenge. Park Your CARbon is an awareness campaign encouraging Vermonters to park their vehicle for one trip, one day, or one week in an effort to curb carbon emissions and promote the use of other transportation modes.
Consultant:
Place Creative Company
Geography:
Chittenden County, State

I-89 Bolton and Milton Interchanges Assessment

5.4 MB
Year:
2022
Theme:
Interchange, Interstate
Description:
Born out of the I-89 2050 Study, this assessment reviewed two interchange concepts, one in Milton near the West Milton Road bridge over I-89, and one in Bolton near the Bolton Valley Access Road. Both locations have previously underwent some form of study. However, the previous studies date back to the late 1980s/early 1990s. This assessment served to review modern geometric design standards and environmental requirements as they pertain to each conceptual interchange.
Consultant:
WSP
Geography:
Bolton, Chittenden County, Milton

CCRPC Bicycle Count Data Analysis and Count Program Design Strategies

1.9 MB
Year:
2022
Theme:
Bicycle & Pedestrian, Transportation
Description:
In 2017, the CCRPC completed an update of the region’s Active Transportation Plan (ATP) with the goal of creating “a safe, comfortable, and connected regional network of pedestrian and bicycle routes that appeal to all ages and abilities.” Developing a “robust” bicycle count program was one of the key non-infrastructure recommendations in the ATP. The UVM Transportation Research Center (“TRC”) was contracted to evaluate current bicycle data collection efforts in the region, identify gaps and limitations, and make recommendations on how to develop a comprehensive bicycle count program that could better support the region’s bicycle planning objectives.
Consultant:
University of Vermont
Geography:
Chittenden County

Transit Financing Study

1.9 MB
Year:
2021
Theme:
Transit
Description:
With the passage of the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, there is expected to be a 35% increase in transit funding above the FAST Act investment levels; additional resources at the local level to serve as matching funds will likely be needed. Rather than just continuing to lean on existing sources of revenue, this renewed need for local funding offers the opportunity to overhaul how transit is funded both in the Chittenden County metropolitan area and in the rural parts of Vermont.
Consultant:
Steadman Hill
Geography:
Chittenden County

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

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

2019/2020 Way to Go! School Challenge Final Report

3.1 MB
Year:
2021
Theme:
Bicycle & Pedestrian, Schools, Transportation Demand Management
Description:
This report details the school-year focus on Vermont schools and overall results of the 2019/2020 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

Making Carsharing Electric in Vermont

8.1 MB
Year:
2021
Theme:
Electric Vehicles, Transportation
Description:
This report details CarShare Vermont’s key findings and recommendations for effectively integrating electric vehicles (EVs) into shared fleets following a research-turned-pilot project. CCRPC funding supported research and planning, then CarShare Vermont self-funded a project to pilot our first EV with in-kind support from the Burlington Electric Department. The report provides more than 12 months of data about how the EV was used and by whom, its environmental impacts, and the financial and operational implications of converting to an electric fleet, as well as our recommendations for policies that will better support the integration of EVs into carsharing systems.
Consultant:
CarShare Vermont
Geography:
Burlington, Chittenden County

Prioritizing Health in the Built Environment

2.9 MB
Year:
2020
Theme:
Health, Land Use
Description:
Health starts where we live, learn, work and play. Cultural norms related to the use, access to, and promotion of alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis products influence the rate and frequency of use in communities, particularly for youth. When community leaders prioritize health over other interests’, policies are enacted which enable healthy choices and behaviors and these choices become commonplace among youth. For example, a community that has adopted policies to limit where alcohol is sold, research states that communities see less underage drinking, less crime and a reduction in law enforcement costs.  
Consultant:
(none)
Geography:
Chittenden County

Multi-Unit Dwelling Electric Vehicle Charging

1.5 MB
Year:
2020
Theme:
Electric Vehicles
Description:
Multi-unit dwelling (MUD) residents in apartments and condominiums often have more challenges in gaining access to home EV charging due to parking issues and cost. Renters in MUDs have additional barriers to long-term investments in charging infrastructure for shorter-term housing. Approximately 36% of Chittenden County housing units are in MUD communities and of those 86% are rental units, so overcoming these barriers is critical to meeting energy and equity goals.  VEIC worked with CCRPC and Drive Electric Vermont stakeholders to develop a survey to gauge MUD property owners’ interest in EV charging infrastructure and better what resources and assistance may be most helpful in supporting them. This report concludes with several recommendations for resources, outreach and education to address barriers and empower MUD owners and residents to move forward with EV infrastructure plans.
Consultant:
VEIC
Geography:
Chittenden County, State