Local Motion Hosts "Refueling Stations" For Way To Go Week

By Staci DaSilva | sdasilva@nexstar.tv

Published 05/16 2014 10:02AM

Updated 05/16 2014 10:07AM


Burlington's "Way To Go Week" culminated on Friday, conveniently on National Bike to Work Day.

To celebrate, one organizer set up some incentive stations for bikers. Local Motion sponsored 5 refueling stations around Burlington in the morning for the morning commute.

The refueling stations were located at: Kilburn & Pine Streets, Skinny Pancake by the bike path, Burlington College at North Ave, Local Motion’s Bike Recycle Vermont on Riverside Ave. and University Heights & Main.

The stations were supplied with donated baked goods and snacks from local bakeries.

“Support them and give them that little extra ounce of energy or that little more incentive to get out there and play their part,” said Martel Catalano, Membership & Communications Coordinator for Local Motion.

Way To Go Week is a competition around the area.

Employers who sign up tally who bikes to work or finds alternate ways to get to work all week.

Winners are given prizes!

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger celebrated alternative transportation advancements in the city: “We really try to bring attention to all the alternative transportation projects that are going on within the city. It’s really exciting this year to see how much new stuff has happened in the last year, how much is going on, all the different partners involved. From the state having this new expanding van pool, car pooling effort, to this demonstration project where we created, for the morning, a protected bike lane on North Avenue to seeing these brand new charging stations that had gone in down by the Burlington Electric Department that have cut the time for electric cars to recharge from 5-6 hours to a half an hour because this is a level 3 charging station.”

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