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St. Albans Looks To Become More Bike & Pedestrian Friendly

Town of St. Albans
This map of St. Albans shows the existing infrastructure in the area where the town would like to locate bicycle and pedestrian paths.

The select board in the town of St. Albans is considering several ways to make getting around town easier for cyclists and pedestrians. The town's top priority is to provide alternate routes for cyclists and pedestrians of all ages, but especially school children, between the town Education Center and the Collins Perley Recreation Center.

A select board-appointed steering committee has been working with consultants to study bike and pedestrian path alternatives. The committee recently presented the following recommendations to the board:

  • A shared use path along the east side of the Thorpe Avenue Extension right-of-way on the east side of the SASH [St. Albans State Highway], extending from the end of Thorpe Avenue to the end of the new Shared use path in the SASH;
  • A new shared use path on the north side of the SASH from the Thorpe Avenue Extension right-of-way to the a point approximately 825 feet to the east;
  • A bicyclist and pedestrian underpass of the SASH;
  • A bicycle route on City of St. Albans streets from BFA to the southern end of Thorpe Avenue;
  • A shared use path along portions of the existing alignment of the CP Center foot path to the CP Center building.

After considering its options, the select board is expected to determine its priorities and how the project will proceed.

Amy is an award winning journalist who has worked in print and radio in Vermont since 1991. Her first job in professional radio was at WVMX in Stowe, where she worked as News Director and co-host of The Morning Show. She was a VPR contributor from 2006 to 2020.
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