Citizen & School Engagement

Citizen & School Engagement

  • ISSUE:  While walking and biking are broadly recognized as healthful, enjoyable, and environmentally sustainable activities, many Addison County residents walk or bike less than they would like to due to concerns about safety or lack of access to, or knowledge of, opportunities to walk and bike.
  • GOAL: To increase rates of walking and biking across all ages, abilities and communities.  The Council is working to develop creative strategies engaging all demographics within our communities to educate and demonstrate the plethora of health, community, economic, etc. benefits of walking and biking.  We’ll identify performance measures to actively monitor the success of these strategies and the growth of active bicyclists and pedestrians within the region.

Projects & Updates

Alternative Transportation in Addison County: Biking & Walking

In the spring 2018 semester, Middlebury College students Connor Pisano, Hunter Joshua Cole, and Maria Celes Abragan conducted a data gathering project with three components:

  • Cyclists and Motorists Road Use Attitudes
  • Desirable Infrastructure
  • Bikeable Roads for Long Distance Cycling

Data was gathered using focus groups and an online survey. GIS (Graphic Information System) analysis was used to determine:

  • which Addison County roads are more conducive to cycling,
  • which roads are not conducive to cycling, and
  • the best cycling routes between the three major Addison County towns.
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Take the Addison County Transportation Survey

Do you walk, bike and/or drive a car in Addison County? We are interested in hearing from you! The Walk Bike Council of Addison County, in partnership with Middlebury College and Local Motion is exploring travel habits and transportation infrastructure in Addison County. Thank you for your time and input!

Take the survey

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Vermont Walk-Bike Summit 2018

On May 4th several members of the Walk-Bike Council of Addison County headed to White River Junction for the 2018 edition of the Vermont Walk-Bike Summit. Claire Tebbs, Bethany Yon, Adam Franco, and Mary Yates presented a three-part session in the "Safe and Healthy Communities" track on the formation of the Walk-Bike Council as well as the successes achieved in the Council's short lifetime.

Bethany Yon

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