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Addison County Transit Resources

Bike/Ped Happenings

November 25, 2014

VTrans On-Road Bicycle Plan

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) wants to know where you ride and where you want to ride, to improve state roads where we need it most! Download attached flyer for information on upcoming public meetings and contact info. VTrans On-Road Bicycle Plan Flyer

Middbikeped

Interested in hearing about or helping efforts to make Middlebury bike and pedestrian friendly? Join the middbikeped email list by contacting Adam Franco at afranco@middlebury.edu

Walk & Roll to School Days

Hosted by Middlebury Safe Routes to School. Learn rules of road. Navigate safely in different weather and seasonal conditions. Be visible. Use crosswalks. Have fun. For more info www.saferoutestoschoolvt.org

Benefits of Walking and Riding…

  • Reduces traffic congestion & improves air quality.
  • Enhances health (both mental & physical).
  • Connects you to neighborhood (notice more).

 

Rules of the Road…

Pedestrians

Cross at marked crosswalks, wait for signals, look first, walk against traffic on roadsides when no sidewalks.

Cyclists

Ride with the traffic, yield to pedestrians, walk bikes on downtown sidewalks, stop at stop signs, signal turns with arms, and use lights/reflectors at night.

Drivers

Slow down for and yield to walkers and cyclists. Walkers hit by cars at 40 mph have a 15% survival rate, while those hit at 20 mph have an 85% chance of survival.