Complete Streets Committee
The Complete Streets Committee wants to thank bicyclists and pedestrians who are "bright at night." If you are seen after dark with reflective clothing or a light to increase your visibility (and, therefore, your safety), you may be rewarded on the spot with a gift card or gift certificate, courtesy of Montpelier businesses. So, be bright, be seen, and be rewarded!
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 catalyzes diverse uses of the street through events, outreach, education and partnerships with City of Montpelier and organizations such as Montpelier Alive, Green Mountain Transit and local schools.
The Complete Streets Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 5:30 - 6:30 PM in the Memorial Room of City Hall. All meetings are open to the public and we welcome any feedback about pedestrian, bicycle and alternative transportation concerns.
Gary Holloway (Chair)