Our Mission

The Walk-Bike Council of Addison County is a citizen-led advisory group with an ear to the ground on walking and bicycling issues and opportunities for all abilities.  The Council operates from the premise that bicycling and walking are essential modes of transit and recreation, and that increasing opportunities and awareness for safe walking and bicycling are good for Addison County as a whole.  It envisions a future where better conditions for safe walking and biking result in:

  • Improved access to amenities and services
  • Healthier lifestyles
  • A better sense of place, and
  • A cleaner environment

The Council is divided into Working Groups as shown below; please click on a photo to learn more:  


The 2020 Vermont Walk-Bike Summit is coming!

In partnership with Vermont Agency of Transportation, and along with a number of other participating organizations and sponsors, the Addison County Regional Planning Commission, in concert with the Walk-Bike Council of Addison County will host the 2020 statewide Vermont Walk/Bike Summit in Middlebury, VT on Friday, May 8th, 2020.

Click here for more details on the 2020 Vermont Walk-Bike Summit

Click here to see an update on the Keynote Speaker

  • Upcoming events

    Friday, May 08, 2020 at 08:00 AM

    Vermont Walk/Bike Summit for 2020

    Every two years here in Vermont, a local organization (usually involved in creating improvements for the walking and bicycling communities in the state) hosts a Vermont Walk/Bike Summit.  And for 2020, the hosting efforts will be shared by the Addison County Regional Planning Commission and the Walk-Bike Council of Addison County.  We'd love to have you attend the event, and you can get all the details at the Vermont Walk/Bike Summit website.

    Saturday, May 09, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    Bristol Skate Park in Bristol, VT

    Human Powered Parade

    The Human Powered Parade is in it's third year of "activating our shared potential for human change!"  This community event launches with a professional high flying BMX show and moves through town on human powered wheels. After-parade events include a community-wide party at the skate park with bands, pickleball, cargo bike test rides and bike races for kids.  See the details at the Human Powered Parade website.

  • Latest from the blog

    Meeting : October 30, 2019

    The October meeting of the Walk Bike Council of Addison County was held on October 30th, 2019 at the Middlebury Police station. Agenda: Middlebury Downtown Master Plan listening session (Jen Murray, Middlebury's Director of Planning & Zoning)Planapalooza is happening November 7 - 11th. What are priority areas for improved safety? What routes do people frequently travel in Downtown, and what are the missing linkages (x to x) ? What ideas do people have for improving connectivity? Bike Parking Location and Type Policy (Laura) Advisory Shoulders & Shoulder Striping updates (Doug) Triangle Loop status update Walk/Bike Summit & Motherload movie (Mike, Tim, others) Accountability of drivers who hit cyclists (Tim)A big topic....  ...I wonder if we could be doing more to advise our state representatives about this. Wondering how others feel about this issue. (Notes from the: August meeting, June meeting, April meeting, March meeting)   Continue below for full notes.
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    Update on Vermont Walk/Bike Summit in 2020

    The volunteers who are running the Vermont Walk/Bike Summit next year in Middlebury have just announced an update: "The Vermont Walk/Bike Summit in 2020 will welcome Don Kostelec as our keynote speaker.  Don is a principal at Vitruvian Planning in Boise, Idaho, and a 17-year veteran of transportation planning, health analysis, and comprehensive planning. His mission is to lift the citizens of our country and communities out of poor health and into healthier, happier, and more fulfilled lives through an improved built environment that promotes physical activity, social interaction and emotional contentment. You can follow Don’s work on Twitter @KostelcPlan"
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