Bike Path Rehabilitation Project Phase 1a

Bike Path Rehabilitation Project Phase 1a


The Bike Path Rehabilitation Project proposes the rehabilitation of the approximate 8 mile multi-use path that runs through downtown Burlington and along the Lake Champlain waterfront. The objective of this project is to update it to current multi-use path standards to serve its ever increasing use, to increase resiliency, and to ensure it withstands the test of time to continue serving Burlington residents and visitors.The project limits extend throughout the entire City of Burlington beginning with the southern terminus of the project at the path intersection with Queen City Park Road and extending northerly to the Winooski River Bridge. This project will be a phased effort with full preliminary design beginning for the entire length of the path in July of 2013. Phase 1 of the project will consist of Phase 1a, encompassing the length of the path from Perkins Pier to Penny Lane, and Phase 1b, encompassing the length of the path from Penny Lane to North Beach. View/download the BTV Bike Path Rehabilitation Location Map


Construction on Phase 1a was completed during the summer of 2015.

For additional details regarding the Rehabilitation Project please see the Burlington Bike Path Rehabilitation Overview.

2013-10-15 Bike Path Conceptual Improvements Meeting_FINAL

Past Public Events from Phase 1a

New bikepath photo
3/10/15 – Bike Path Phase 1b Public Informational Meeting

A project update on the BTV Bike Path Rehabilitation was presented by The City of Burlington Department of Parks & Recreation and VHB at the March 10th Parks Commission meeting. Plans for the rehabilitation from the Urban Reserve to North Beach in addition to the schedule to finalize construction in Waterfront Park were discussed. The presentation is available for your reference in addition to notes taken during the meeting on the Bike Path home page. Public comments and input were solicited by the City and the design team. Thank you for your support of the BTV Bike Path Rehabilitation!


10/2/14 – Burlington Bike Path Rehabilitation Groundbreaking

Mayor Miro Weinberger and Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Director Jesse Bridges welcomed Governor Peter Shumlin, Speaker of the House Shap Smith, and Bike Path supporters for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Burlington Bike Path Rehabilitation project on October 2nd at 11:15 AM at Waterfront Park.

Bike Path Phase 1a groundbreaking

5/13/14 – Bike Path Public Informational Meeting

View a video of the Bike Path Public Informational Meeting

The City of Burlington Department of Parks & Recreation and VHB shared proposed bike path concepts and improvements, answered questions, and solicited input, comments, or concerns at this public meeting. The team sought input from the community, abutting property owners, regulatory/resource agencies, and municipal officials – specifically in regard to the proposed path improvements from Perkins Pier to North Beach – to incorporate into the final design. A review of the proposed work and construction schedule followed along with a question and answer period with an opportunity for those attending to present any questions or comments.


1/14/14 – Bike Path Public Meeting

Conceptual plans for the rehabilitation of the Burlington Bike Path were reviewed and discussed with the public during a Parks and Recreation Commission meeting on January 14th. Comments and input were solicited by the City and the design team. Thanks for all of the great feedback!


10/15/13 – Conceptual Improvements Public Meeting

The City of Burlington Department of Parks and Recreation hosted a public meeting on Tuesday, October 15th to discuss conceptual improvements to the Burlington Bike Path. The intent of the meeting was to receive input from municipal officials, regulatory/resource agencies, abutting property owners, and the general public in regard to the conceptual improvements. The presentation is available for your reference.

Public Bike Ride

10/5/13 – Public Bike Ride!

Saturday, October 5th the City of Burlington Department of Parks and Recreation hosted a bicycle tour of Bike Path with the Mayor, Miro Weinberger, and the Burlington Department of Public Works. Over 50 residents of Burlington rode alongside of the team offering input and asking questions along the way. The consultant teams working on the Parks Master Plan and the Bike Path Rehabilitation attended the ride to facilitate discussion and answer questions regarding the two projects. See the article from News Channel 5 for more detail!


8/20/13 – Intersection Scoping Study Alternatives Presentation

The CCRPC, City of Burlington, and VHB hosted a public meeting to present design alternatives for the Bike Paths twelve at-grade crossings involved with the study. All feedback was taken into consideration in developing a recommended alternative for the final scoping study report.

2014-01-20_VHB_Intersections Scoping Study Report_Final

Other Documents


Burlington Bike Path Improvement Feasibility Study – Final Report_Feb 2012


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