Welcome to the BWBC

The Burlington Walk/Bike Council is an all-volunteer advisory council to the City of Burlington. We work closely with and advise the Department of Public Works and the Department of Parks & Recreation on infrastructure improvements and policy changes for bicycling and walking. The council also leads advocacy efforts and organizes events and activities that promote and celebrate walking and biking in Burlington and beyond. Anyone interested in making Burlington a better and safer place for bicycling and walking is encouraged to attend our meetings generally held on the 4th Thursday of each month in City Hall Room 12.

Find us on Facebook as "The Burlington Walk/Bike Council"

To check out past meeting minutes, work plans and other documents please see our Documents page. For more on our background and history see our History page.

Our next meeting will be Thursday, May 26, 2016, 5:30-7 pm in Room 12, City Hall.


1) Introductions, brief BWBC overview, confirm minute-taking, review agenda 3 minutes

2) Announcements 10 minutes

3) Proposal to close Cherry and Bank Streets to motorized traffic 15 minutes
A copy of a letter with this proposal was brought to the April meeting by Jack Daggitt. At this meeting we’ll discuss whether we support the idea, and if so how best to move it forward.

4) Plan BTV Walk-Bike - Comments 15 minutes
A public draft will be out by the time of this meeting or shortly thereafter. While we do not have time to review it in this meeting, we will discuss ways to solicit public comments.

5) Ideas for BWBC activities 45 minutes
Following up on our brainstorming session from last month, we’ll discuss the following ideas in more detail:
a) Creating a Walk-Bike Events calendar
b) Volunteer day – Stenciling on downtown sidewalks
c) Planning grand opening events for new protected bike lanes on North Ave. and Union St.
d) Renting an eco-counter to track bike traffic

See you there!

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