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Montpelier City Council is being asked to “stick a stick in the spokes” of the planned redevelopment of land adjacent to the former Montpelier Beverage & Redemption Center on Main Street in the Capital City amid calls to create a new city park on the site instead.
Many Montpelier residents are choosing to become “car-liberated.” According to the 2016 American Community Survey, 530 households, or about 15 percent of Montpelier, are car free. They live side by side with those who rely on one, if not two, singleoccupancy vehicles. As many seek to become more green and more carbon-neutral, we are learning that sustainable cities are walkable cities.
The premiere of the Farmers Market on State Street on Saturday was wellreceived, although for some “the jury is still out.” The move from the nearby parking lot next to Julio’s restaurant was part of a trial run to promote the city as more pedestrianfriendly.
The task of reimagining, then of remaking Montpelier took another solid step forward on July 27 when about 50 or so citizens gathered at a late afternoon garden party to witness the launch of a new notforprofit organization called the "Sustainable Montpelier Coalition."
State, city and civic leaders from the governor on down hailed a new vision of the future for the Capital City on Wednesday. It marked the culmination of a six-month design competition, Sustainable Montpelier 2030, organized by Net Zero Vermont to make the city carbon neutral by 2030. And the winner is — Team Bridges
The Sustainable Montpelier Coalition and the Vermont Public Interest Research Group are hosting a screening of the Climate Action Film Festival developed by Sun Common at 6PM on Thursday, February 27th at the Pavilion Auditorium.
Nine short films curated from a field of 250 entries will run for 80 minutes. This is an inspirational narrative of people who are taking action. There will be a ten-minute introduction to local organizations: the Sustainable Montpelier Coalition, VPIRG, VNRC and the Vermont Youth Lobby followed by a reception and tabling in the lobby. Everyone is encouraged to Take Action!
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The VTrans On-Demand Micro-Transit Working Group has approved the Montpelier Pilot Project to start in Summer ‘20. VTrans has applied to the Federal Transportation Administration Grant for a $1.2 million. It is a competitive grant process. We will know in November whether Montpelier is selected as a grant recipient. As a backup the Pilot Project will be included in the Agency of Transportation budget for July 1, 2020.
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