Complete Streets Committee

Meeting Time:

The Complete Streets Committee meets the third Wednesday of the every month from 5:30 - 6:30 PM in the City Manager's Conference Room in City Hall. All Meetings are open to the public and we welcome any feedback about pedestrian, bicycle and alternative transportation concerns. 

Members:

Amber Collett

Gary Holloway (Chair)

Jeanne Kern

Nancy Schulz

John Snell

Harris Webster

What is a Complete Street?

A Complete Street is a street that is designed and operated to enable safe use of the street for all users. Complete Streets aspire to create livable communities for various types of users, including children, people with disabilities, and older adults. Complete Streets improve equity, safety, and public health, while reducing transportation costs and traffic woes. There is no singular design prescription for Complete Streets; each one is unique and responds to its community context. A complete street may include: sidewalks, bike lanes (or wide paved shoulders), special bus lanes, comfortable and accessible public transportation stops, frequent and safe crossing opportunities, median islands, accessible pedestrian signals, curb extensions, narrower travel lanes, roundabouts, and more.

About the Committee

Mission: The Complete Streets Committee was formed in 2016 to advocate for and promote the safe use of streets for, pedestrians, bicyclists, and public transit riders of all ages and abilities. 

We advocate for Complete Streets because when residents feel comfortable engaging in the street, whether by walking, biking or taking public transportation, public health and quality of life are improved. The Complete Streets Committee will catalyze diverse uses of the street through events, such as We Walk Week, outreach, education and partnerships with other organizations such as Montpelier Alive, Parks and Recreation, Planning and Community Development. Public Works, the Police Department, Green Mountain Transportation, Transportation Infrastructure Committee and local schools.

 

Committee Vacancies

City Council is seeking 2 individuals to serve one-year terms, and 4 individuals to serve two-year terms on the Complete Streets Committee. The Complete Streets Committee advocates for and promotes the safe use of streets for pedestrians, bicyclists, and public transit riders of all ages and abilities. The committee meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month, 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Send a letter of interest and brief resume by noon on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, to the City Manager’s Office, City Hall - 39 Main Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05602, or via e-mail to jgranfield@montpelier-vt.org. City Council will make these appointments at their Wednesday, December 13th meeting; applicants are encouraged to attend. All municipal meetings are accessible to people with disabilities and are held in accordance with the public meeting and public records laws.