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[log in to unmask]"> Dear cycling, blading & walking enthusiasts,

Dear cycling, walking & blading enthusiasts,

 

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LOCAL MOTION

Walk ‘n Roll News

JULY 2001

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NEW PARK NEAR BIKE FERRY OPENS 

 

Mayes Landing, a one-acre riverside park, was officially opened on July 14th with much fanfare.  This parcel of land was secured through a $130,000 campaign led by Local Motion, Winooski Valley Park District, Lake Champlain Land Trust, Trust for Public Land, and the City of Burlington.  5 abandoned structures were demolished and now the area is a beautiful park with amazing Winooski River views.  Located at the northern terminus of the bikepath, Mayes Landing is part of an emerging recreational and natural area where the Winooski River meets Lake Champlain.  For more info, contact Aaron at the Trust for Public Land (802) 233-1373x14.

 

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FREE ISLAND LINE MAPS HOT OFF PRESS!

 

Learn how the Burlington Bikepath, Bike Ferry and Colchester Causeway connect!  This full color trail map is available at many locations on the Burlington waterfront, Malletts Bay in Colchester and throughout the region.  Can’t find one?  Just email us at [log in to unmask] and we’ll send one out.  See the whole vision and ride the spectacular rail trail.   This map and others available at Local Motion Trailside.

 

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LEADERSHIP CHAMPLAIN TO STUDY TRAIL’S BENEFITS

 

Under the direction of the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce, the participants in its Leadership Champlain program will spend six months evaluating and estimating the economic impact of the proposed Island Line Rail Trail, from Burlington to the Champlain Islands.  This study will be critical in our efforts to secure funds for the corridor’s rehabilitation.  The study will be initiated during the winter of 2001 and completed in May of 2002.

 

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ONE-WEEKEND BIKE FERRY SERVICE TO SOUTH HERO

 

Join us for a special Island Line Rail Trail weekend.  On August 18th and 19th, Local Motion will be operating the Winooski River Bike Ferry AND a demonstration Bike Ferry at the cut in the Colchester / South Hero Causeway.  This will be the first time that both ferries will be running and folks can walk and cycle between downtown Burlington and the orchards of South Hero THROUGH Lake Champlain.  Save the dates!  More information coming in August’s update.  WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!  Contact Brian Costello ([log in to unmask], 652-BIKE) to sign-up for either August 18th or 19th.

 

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NEW STRIPING ON BIKEPATH!

You may have noticed that the section of the bike path in front of Union Station has been moved east a few feet to allow for passengers getting on and off the train.  Burlington Parks and Recreation will be out in the next few weeks to re-paint the existing lane striping on both sides of this area between College and King Streets.  In addition, they will be adding four stencils to the bike lane in this area to help eliminate confusion for train riders, pedestrians, and bicyclists.

 

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BIKE FERRY NEARS 5,000th BOARDING

 

Less than a month after opening, ridership on the Winooski River Bike Ferry has exceeded projections.  Sometime today, Saturday July 21st, one lucky person will be the Bike Ferry’s 5,000th passenger.  The lucky person will receive a free season’s pass for their entire family.  Get out there today, maybe you’ll be the lucky one!  Even with the Ferry’s late start due to the high lake level, we are projecting to hit our goal of 16,000 boardings for the season.  Bike Ferry Season Passes are still available, click on http://www.localmotionvt.org/advocacy.asp for more info.

 

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$20 COUPONS AVAILABLE @ TRAILSIDE CENTER

 

Take your bike on the LCT ferry and the Champlain Flyer this summer…and save!  Stop by Local Motion’s Trailside Center next to Union Station on the bikepath to pick up the coupons.  Check out our Ausable Chasm cycling package.  You and a friend can ride the LCT Burlington-Port Kent ferry, cycle three miles to Ausable Chasm, and gain admission to this great natural wonder for $30 total.  Save 55%!  The coupons are also good for two free roundtrip tickets on the Champlain Flyer train.  As always, bikes board the train for free.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

AUG 1 – Vermont Bike Ped Coalition Board Meeting

AUG 15 - Burlington Bicycle Council meeting at Local Motion

AUG 18 & 19 – Double Bike Ferry Demonstration

SEPT 8 – Cycle The City ride to the Intervale Festival

SEPT 15 & 16 – Lake Champlain Bikeways’ Tour De Champ

SEPT 27 & 28 – Rails-To-Trails International Conference

 

 

Best,

Chapin

 

Chapin Spencer

Local Motion, Executive Director

(formerly Burlington Bikeways)

1 Steele Street #103, Burlington, VT 05401

(802) 652-BIKE (phone/fax)

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http://www.localmotionvt.org/

 

Local Motion is a non-profit organization developing and advocating non-motorized trails, routes and facilities to promote cycling, in-line skating and walking.