Final Master Plan Document – Now Available!
Draft Plan for Public Comment (August 2016)
Past Public Meetings and Events
Scoping Phase, Local Concerns Meeting #2 – May 28, 2016
On Saturday May 28th, the project team set up an outreach booth at the Burlington Farmers’ Market at City Hall Park to gather input on the latest design proposals for Main Street! Click here to see photos of the outreach event, and click here to view the comments received.
Scoping Phase, Local Concerns Meeting #1 – February 25, 2016
The PlanBTV Walk/Bike master planning process identified Main Street as a priority corridor for improving the safety and comfort of people walking and biking. Though the master plan document is not yet finalized (look out for a full draft for public review soon!), we jumpstarted implementation with a workshop focused on creating a more walkable, bikeable, Main Street. If you missed the workshop, click here to view the presentation. You can also download a text summary of the meeting here: 2-25_Local Concerns_Meeting Notes.
Public Workshop #3 – January 19, 2016
Thanks to all who joined us at the Public Workshop on January 19th! If you missed the workshop, click here to view the presentation.
Please note: We were originally scheduled to release a draft of the plan for public review on January 25th. At this point, the City would like more time to review the details of the plan and its implications. Thanks to everyone for your involvement and enthusiasm thus far. We will send a message to everyone on the mailing list as soon as the draft plan is available for public comment.
Public Workshop #2 – September 14th, 2015
If you missed this meeting, click here to download the presentation.
Other key project documents from the Workshop included:
- The 50% Draft Bicycle Network Map. This map is the equivalent of a first draft. It demonstrates the location of proposed bikeway types throughout the City of Burlington. Ongoing feedback will translate into changes on the map as our team works toward achieving 75% and 100% draft bikeway network plan. Click here to download the map.
- The Draft Bikeway Stress Map shows the level of comfort associated with each bikeway segment within the 50% draft network. The goal of this plan is to achieve as many low-stress routes as possible so that the widest segment of people will feel comfortable cycling throughout Burlington. Click here to download the map.
- The 25% Walk Plan Memorandum and Maps are, again, equivalent to a first draft. These documents outline our approach and priorities to enhancing pedestrian safety and comfort in Burlington. Click here to download the maps. Click here to download the memo.
Public Workshop #1 – July 9th, 2015
To download the introductory presentation from the workshop, click here.
At our Public Workshop, we kicked off by asking people to share their comments about strengths and weaknesses of the bicycle and pedestrian network on large format maps. Click on the map files below to see the results:
- WalkingIssueMap_individuals and WalkingIssueMap_composite (all individual maps layered together)
- BikeIssueMap_individuals and BikeIssueMap_composite (all individual maps layered together)
For our second activity, we asked attendees to share their single top priority for making Burlington a better place to walk and bike. We used an activity framework called “25/10″ to get rapid, crowd-sourced feedback on each idea. For this activity, each idea was passed around the room and scored on a scale of 1-5 by 5 different people (1 indicated a less important idea with lower impact, and 5 indicated a very important idea with potential for high impact). Want to check out people’s ideas, and see which “Top 10″ ideas scored the highest out of the possible total of 25 points? Check out the PDF packets for each activity:
Handlebar and Walkabout Surveys – July 8th, 2015
We invited members of the public to join us on a series of walking and biking tours to discuss and document existing conditions for cyclists and pedestrians in Burlington. These surveys represent only one of the many data collection methods we will use to develop a citywide action plan. One of the main functions of the tours was to get us all out on the streets together to talk about active mobility issues – in some cases, we even adapted our draft route mid-survey to take a detour to a spot that attendees wanted to discuss! While the data from they surveys is informal in nature, this exercise served as a starting point for the ongoing community discussion that is a key part of this planning process. Check out the Handlebar-Walkabout Survey_Data Highlights here.
Advisory Committee Meetings
December 3, 2015
- Click here for a folder with materials discussed at the meeting. Please send any comments or questions on these materials to Julie Flynn at — firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 11, 2015
- Presentation content for this meeting mirrored that of the presentation provided for the Public Workshop on September 14th (available for download further up on this page!)
- 0911_Meeting Minutes
June 8, 2015
- 0608_Meeting Agenda
- 0608_Meeting Presentation
- 0608_Handout 1-Draft Website Architecture
- 0608_Handout 2-Draft Communications Plan
- 0608_Handlebar Survey Corridor Candidates
- 0608_Walkabout Survey Corridor Candidates
- 0608_Initial Project Schedule Proposed
- 0608_Meeting Minutes
Technical Committee Meetings
May 4, 2016
August 28, 2015
July 28, 2015
May 19, 2015