MIDDBIKEPED ADVOCACY LISTSERVE
The advocacy listserve is administered by Midd Bike-Ped Coalition, a loosely-organized forum where people interested in improving alternative transportation options in Middlebury, Vermont can share ideas and information, connect with others, and organize projects. Topics include bicycle commuting, bike lanes, safe walking routes to schools, public transportation, and more.
VERMONT PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION
Vermont Public Transportation Association (VPTA) offers information about public transportation to the public and to policy makers; helps coordinate resource and information sharing for its members; and contracts with government agencies to administer and develop transportation services throughout the state.
SMALL TOWN AND RURAL DESIGN GUIDE
Visit the Small Town and Rural Design Guide to enjoy a wonderful resource for those in need of guidelines and ideas for walking and cycling facilities for rural areas and small towns. Highly recommended!
COMMUNITY DESIGN THAT PROMOTES ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION
For those interested in what constitutes good street-level design for encouraging walking and biking in a community, this guide is an excellent resource. Click to view and/or download this study, entitled The Benefits of Street-scale Features for Walking and Biking.
CHAMPLAIN VALLEY BIKE ROUTES
Created by an avid cyclist who lives in the Champlain Valley, this is an excellent resource for anyone looking for well-planned bike routes on lightly-traveled secondary roads. The site gives printable turn-by-turn directions and terrific maps. Visit Champlain Valley Bike Routes.
VERGENNES AREA BIKE ROUTES
Vergennes is a wonderful community with great cycling and low volumes of traffic. The town has published some popular bicycle routes, and they are accessible by following this link: Vergennes Area Bike Routes
Go Vermont is a resource for Vermonters who want to reduce the cost and environmental impact of driving.
ADDISON COUNTY TRANSIT RESOURCES
ACTR provides public transit routes in and out of county. All buses are equipped with bike racks and child safety seats.
Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT)
MALT conserves the working landscape and provides public access to community trails in Middlebury for recreation.
VERMONT ENERGY AND CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK
Vermont’s network of town energy committees continues to grow, reflecting a powerful grassroots response to the pressing need to cut energy costs, foster renewable energy generation and lessen the state’s contribution to global warming. The following municipalities have Energy Committee membership:
- New Haven
Follow this link for your local contact’s information or to learn about VECAN initiatives.
TACTICAL URBANISM GUIDE
Pedestrian Plazas. Parklets. Pop-up Bike Lanes.
Whether you live in a community large or small, you’ve likely seen it for yourself. Cities around the world are using flexible and short-term projects to advance long-term goals related to street safety, public space, and more. Get more details here: Tactical Urbanist's Guide.
AARP COMPLETE STREETS WEBINAR
The American Association of Retired Persons held a webinar recently on how to implement a "Complete Streets" strategy in any small town. To see how this might apply to your town, download this PDF that summarizes the webinar content: AARP Complete Streets Webinar