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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

Colchester Alternative Transportation Path Master Plan

3.4 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 Colchester, VT. 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:
Colchester

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

Essex Junction Alternative Transportation Path Master Plan

3.5 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 Essex Junction, VT. 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:
Essex Junction

Essex Alternative Transportation Path Master Plan

2.7 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 Essex, VT. 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., Research and Evaluation Specialists of Vermont Inc, T.J. Boyle & Associates
Geography:
Essex

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

Shelburne Alternative Transportation Path Master Plan

1.8 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 Shelburne, VT. 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:
Shelburne

South Burlington Alternative Transportation Path Master Plan

2.3 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 South Burlington, VT. 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:
South Burlington

The Traffic Calming Manual: Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, Vermont

2.1 MB
Year:
1993
Theme:
Bicycle & Pedestrian, Safety, Speed, Traffic, Transportation
Description:
This study is part of a four part Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning Services effort including: 1. Traffic Calming Strategy for the Burlington Old North End, 2. City Wide Study for Development of Truck Routes, 3. Revision of the Downtown Parking Study, 4. Regional Congestion Management Strategy. This manual focuses on neighborhood traffic calming with a brief discussion on safety of pedestrians when crossing arterials. It includes a discussion on the Traffic Calming Planning Process, Warrants for Traffic Calming, and descriptions of the Traffic Calming Devices.
Consultant:
Resource Systems Group Inc., T.J. Boyle & Associates
Geography:
Chittenden County