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- An in-depth bicycle crash analysis was completed that identified crash trends, crash design factors, and an in depth review of hot spots locations. The recorded Phase II Statewide Public Meeting focused on the crash analysis and is available by clicking here. The results are provided in Chapter 2 of the Phase II Final Report.
- In Spring 2017, 1,025 people participated in an on-line survey. The survey served as input to assess roadway characteristics that provide bicyclist the greatest level of comfort while bicycling on Vermont’s state roadways. The results are provided in Appendix D of the Phase II Final Report.
- A Bicycle Level of Comfort Map was developed. The map shows the levels of comfort that a bicyclist may experience on Vermont state roadways. Roadways are scored on a four-point scale relating to bicyclist confidence levels. Scores are defined in the map's legend with a score of 1 representing most comfortable for bicycling and 4 representing least comfortable. The map is available here.
- The On-Road Bicycle Plan Phases I and II has concluded. The final report is available here.
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VTrans will use the result of Phase I and Phase II as input into project prioritization, maintenance activities, project development, corridor planning and defining policies in the VTrans Bicycle and Pedestrian Policy Plan Update. VTrans will begin an update to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Policy Plan in Fall 2018 ( last updated in 2008). The scope is under development. VTrans anticipates the results from the On-Road Bicycle Plan informing bicycle related performance measures and implementation recommendations.
On-Road Bicycle Plan Overview
The overall goal of the On-Road Bicycle Plan is to improve the condition of state roads to enhance safety and better accommodate the needs of all bicyclists.in support of enhancing on-road bicycle improvements on State roadways. The VTrans On-Road Bicycle Plan is a planning effort to categorize the state roads into high-, moderate- and low-use/priority corridors based on current and potential bicycle use. The Plan’s emphasis is on those roads designated as high-use priority bicycle corridors and will assist VTrans in understanding where to focus limited resources towards bicycle improvements and allow better integration into Agency projects and activities.
On-Road Bicycle Plan Phase Overview and Status
Plan Phase 1: DETERMINE USE on state roads using data and public input to create the VTrans Bicycle Corridor Priority Map. Priority corridors are state roads categorized into high-, moderate- and low-use based on current and potential bicycle use.
Plan Phase 2: EVALUATE NEEDS by conducting a detailed bicycle crash analysis (on state roadways) and the developing a methodology to assess how comfortable state roads are to bicycle.
Plan Phase 3: VTrans will use the result of Phase I and Phase II as input into project prioritization, maintenance activities, project development, corridor planning and define policies in the VTrans Bicycle and Pedestrian Policy Plan Update.
Project Team Phase I and II
VTrans provided overall project management and day-to-day guidance to the consultant team with guidance from an internal working group and a stakeholder group. The consultant team assisted in preparing the Plan in unison with public participation and the interactive project tools (on-line surveys and WikiMap). The consultant team consists of Alta Planning + Design and Resource System Group (RSG).
- Timeline - Concluded Phase I in April 2016. Phase I project report, the finalized map and VTrans response documents are available using the links provided.
- Timeline – Concluded Phase II in April 2018. Phase II project report and finalized map are available using the links provided.
- Timeline – N/A ( There is not a formal Phase III)