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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

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