A deceptively worded petition was circulated among residents who had not participated in or followed the planning process. Subsequently, a candidate for City Council has built opposition to the corridor plan into his campaign platform. (WARNING: Don't sign deceptive petitions, and don't vote for Michael Ly.)
Meanwhile, the BikeQ of the City increases steadily and the changing demographic of the North End is bringing savvy seniors, Gen Y, and young families together in common cause for safety of all users of The Avenue.
A lot of excellent details here: THE BURLINGTON WALK/BIKE COUNCIL
We've been discussing these issues since 1994, but Burlington is still using transportation funds for Southern Connector (aka Champlain parkway -- park way, LOL) instead of investing in transportation systems. Keep the vision. https://www.cctv.org/watch-tv/programs/vt-grassroutes-transportation-potluck