Complete Streets Committee

Be Bright and Be Rewarded!

Pedestrians and cyclists who use reflective clothing and/or lights while out in Montpelier at night are eligible for rewards. To encourage safe behavior, spotters from the Complete Streets Committee will be distributing gift cards to those who are bright at night. Many thanks to the Montpelier merchants who donated gift certificates to support this initiative.

Meeting Time:

The Complete Streets Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of 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:

Gary Holloway (Chair)

Jeanne Kern

Nancy Schulz

John Snell

Leesa Stewart

Terisa Thomas

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.