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Montpelier discusses bicycle and pedestrian scoping study

August 5, 2019

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A study suggests that the city of Montpelier install traffic circles at certain intersections to improve traffic flow and safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

The findings of the yearlong street scoping study were presented this week at a second public meeting.

The aim is to find walking and bicycling improvements on Main and Barre streets. The report proposed safety related changes to roadways, intersections, sidewalks and shared-use recreational paths.

The Times Argus reports that the study was paid for by a $20,000 grant from the VTrans Bicycle and Pedestrian Program and a matching grant from Montpelier.

The findings come as the imminent completion of a shared-use path between Taylor and Main streets will bring more cyclists and walkers into conflict with traffic.

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