When the long-planned bike path between Montpelier and Barre was “derailed” by the impossibility of locating the path in the railroad’s right-of-way, an effort was begun to study infrastructure improvements to Route 302 in order to create a safer roadway for bicyclists, pedestrians, and other vulnerable roadway users.
Planners and engineers have done peer-reviewed traffic modeling which shows that a road “diet” for the five-lane section of Roue 302 is very feasible and relatively low cost. The proposed changes will be presented at the Berlin select board meeting, which begins on Monday, November 3 at 6:30. If you are a resident of Berlin, please consider attending the meeting to express your support for this concept to balance the vocal opponents of this plan. In addition, this meeting offers an opportunity for all interested individuals to ask questions and learn more about the specifics of the road “diet” concept.
Thanks for your interest and support for safer, friendlier biking and walking conditions in Vermont.
VT Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition
PO Box 1234
Montpelier, VT 05601