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

    Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 05:15 PM · 2 rsvps

    Walk-Bike Council Meeting

    The Walk-Bike Council will hold it's next meeting on Thursday, January 30th at the ACRPC.


    (Notes from the: October meeting, August meeting, June meeting)

    Meetings of the Walk-Bike Council are open to the public. Individuals interested in representing their towns or joining in topical Working Groups should contact Adam Franco.

  • 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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