Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee

The Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee is an advisory committee of seven to nine volunteer citizens of South Burlington, who are appointed by the City Council. The mission of the Committee is to oversee the general operation of the city's many shared use paths, recreational trails, sidewalks, and other multi-modal facilities and to advise the City Council of operational needs and future development plans for the bicycle and pedestrian network. 

Part of South Burlington's Comprehensive Plan is to develop a safe and efficient transportation system that supports all roadway users.

South Burlington has nearly 24 miles of shared use paths to explore. The path is maintained year-round and is almost always a wonderful place to enjoy some time outside walking, rolling, jogging, stroller pushing, dog walking, or bicycling.
To learn more about the South Burlington paths and trails click here.

Current Members:                                 

Amanda Holland 2024
Bob Britt, Vice Chair 2024
Dana Farr 2026
Donna Leban 2025
Douglas Goodman 2025
Havaleh Gagne, Chair 2024
Ken Burkman 2026
Mark Pasanen 2026
Nic Anderson, Clerk 2026
(appointments are 3 year staggered terms, expiring on June 30th of the year listed)

Erica Quallen is the City liaison for the Bike and Ped committee. She can be reached at

Meetings, Agendas, and Minutes
All meetings are open to the public and are typically held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm at the City Hall Offices at 180 Market Street

Agendas and Minutes for the South Burlington Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee
To access all city meeting documents, click here.           

Committee Resources
2022 Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee Annual Report- To view the entire City's Annual Report click here
FY23 Priorities and Work Plan
Council Approved Committee Mission & Duties 

Bike and Pedestrian Improvements
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee works hard to identify and prioritize pedestrian and biking improvement projects, policies, and safety recommendations. With the aid of staff, we are estimating cost, the possibility for matching or other funds to help implement our long list of priority projects to help fill the gaps and enhance the safety of our bike-pedestrian infrastructure.  Top on our list of project and policy recommendations are:

  1. Painting crosswalk, fog and bike lane striping on roads before June 1, weather permitting, to allow maximum benefit to walkers and bikers. The DPW has a huge job each spring cleaning up our roads and sidewalks from winters insults.  So repainting in a timely way is always a challenge. 
  2. Maintain the City’s bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure by incrementally increasing the City’s annual budget for such infrastructure maintenance at a sufficient level to maintain the integrity of this precious resource.
  3. Institute a policy to restripe vehicle lanes to a standard of 10-feet to increase opportunities for wider shoulders or bike lanes and reduce vehicle speeds.
  4. Installing a creative solid barrier of some kind on the east side of Dorset Street heading north, from Faith United Church and Songbird Lane up to the section where the recreation path is raised and separated from the street to prevent cars from using the path as a third lane of traffic. During rush hours traffic backs up because of left turning cars at Songbird or right turns at Grandview and Kennedy Drives. This section of path is used by kids going to and from school and to and from Veterans Memorial Park as well as walker, joggers and cyclists of all ages.
  5. Perform a Speed Limit review of South Burlington streets to aid in the safety of both vehicle drivers and vulnerable road users (i.e., pedestrians and bicyclists).  
  6. Improve shared use path and sidewalk lighting throughout the City.

Enjoy your walks and bike rounds around our City!

Share the Road
The City is working with the Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee to promote a new initiative that was originally created by the Vermont Agency of Transportation.  It is called: Share the Road.
As the City works to create a bikeable and walkable downtown, we feel it is important to remind all users that safety is a personal responsibility. There are many laws and rules that govern our roadways to provide us with a framework for safety and help guide us in the decisions we make on the road or rec path.  We invite you to take a look at the VTrans Share the Road brochure, which highlights many of these laws and guidelines that will help make our community safer. 
Whether you utilize the City’s infrastructure as a motorist, pedestrian, or bicyclist, please be mindful of others that are using the same infrastructure and remember to Share the Road.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Resources 
The Committee has worked with staff and volunteers to develop numerous resources for our South Burlington community including bike routes for riding with your family, maps of the City's bicycle and pedestrian network, achieving Bronze status from the League of American Bicyclists' Bike Friendly Communities. Check out the links below for more information!
Family Friendly Bike Rides
2021 Bicycle Friendly Community Report Card
Penny for Paths Initiative
South Burlington GIS Viewer
Local Motion