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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

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

Tri-Town Area (Jericho, Underhill, Cambridge) Transit Feasibility Study

2.4 MB
Year:
2021
Theme:
buses, GMT, microtransit, public transportation, Transit, Transportation, Transportation Demand Management
Description:
The three contiguous communities of Cambridge, Underhill, and Jericho are seeking to develop a comprehensive “alternative” transportation system (i.e. one that does not rely heavily on single-occupancy auto) to serve their residents. This area has come to be called the “Tri-Town” area. The purpose of this study is to examine the range of possibilities for accomplishing this including various modes and services, organizational and administrative structures, and funding. It is intended that the results be relevant not only to the Tri-Town area but also for other rural portions of the GMT region.
Consultant:
Steadman Hill
Geography:
Cambridge, Jericho, Underhill

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

VT116/Kimball Avenue/Tilley Drive Area Land Use & Transportation Plan

3.1 MB
Year:
2021
Theme:
Transportation
Description:
This Plan evaluates how proposed land development affects the transportation network in the project area to help inform future land use and transportation decisions.
Consultant:
Vanasse Hangen & Brustlin Inc.
Geography:
South Burlington

Bikeway Connectivity, Pedestrian Safety, and Stormwater Management in Burlington’s Old North End

15.7 MB
Year:
2020
Theme:
Bicycle & Pedestrian, Stormwater, Transportation
Description:
The CCRPC and the City of Burlington partnered to identify options to improve connectivity for low-stress bicycling, improved pedestrian crossings, and stormwater management in the southwest section of the Old North End – one of Burlington’s densest and most diverse neighborhoods. The final report includes conceptual designs and conceptual cost estimates for the preferred alternatives connecting Battery Park, the Old North End Neighborhood Greenway, the Depot Street Neighborhood Greenway, and the Lakeview Terrace Neighborhood Greenway.
Consultant:
Toole Design Group
Geography:
Burlington

Homes for People, Not Cars — CarShare VT

429.6 kB
Year:
2020
Theme:
car-sharing, Housing, Land Use, TDM, Transportation
Description:
It’s not often that carsharing is seen as a potential solution for concerns about increasing housing cost burdens. Hidden vehicle and parking costs can contribute to an overall higher cost of living--housing and transportation. This report highlights the role that transportation and parking costs play in housing affordability and describes the role of CarShare VT in changes to Burlington’s development ordinances and new directions for the organization.
Consultant:
CarShare Vermont
Geography:
Burlington

Railyard Enterprise Project Supplemental Scoping Final Report

4.8 MB
Year:
2020
Theme:
Transportation
Description:
In early 2013, the City of Burlington, in partnership with the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission and in close cooperation with the Vermont Agency of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration, initiated the Railyard Enterprise Project (REP). The REP aims to address multimodal safety, mobility, and operational transportation issues and to advance economic development opportunities in the southern waterfront area of Burlington by improving access and mobility through new urban streets. The REP followed an enhanced scoping process under FHWA’s Every Day Counts/Planning and Environmental Linkages (EDC/PEL) initiative. The result of the REP Scoping Study was the selection, by the Burlington City Council, of three REP alternatives to advance into preliminary engineering and permitting under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), a process required for using federal funds to finance transportation projects. This REP Supplemental Scoping Study is a follow-on to the REP Scoping Study and its goal is to further refine and evaluate one of those alternatives, Alternative 1B, and to explore the feasibility of implementing the project without federal funding, using state and local funds only, thereby needing to conduct a complex, lengthy, and costly NEPA process.
Consultant:
(none)
Geography:
Burlington

Winooski Avenue Transportation Study – Appendix

25.1 MB
Year:
2020
Theme:
complete streets, Corridor, multimodal, scoping, Transportation
Description:
The Winooski Avenue Transportation Study supports the City of Burlington’s efforts to create multimodal Complete Streets throughout the City. The two-mile corridor from Riverside Avenue at the north end to Howard Street/Saint Paul Street to the south runs through the center of Burlington and provides mobility to and from the City and access to homes, shopping, and employment. This study identifies ways to address safety challenges, maintain a high level of multimodal mobility, and support community and economic development aspirations as set forth by the planBTV comprehensive plan for the City of Burlington.
Consultant:
Resource Systems Group Inc.
Geography:
Burlington