Sunday, September 24, 2017

City Public Works Leader--Parkway Design Out of Date

Burlington was forewarned about the obsolete Champlain Parkway design at the “public” meeting (none of the public was allowed to speak) November 30, 2015 when Burlington Department of Public Works Director Chapin Spencer told the 100+ attending:

This project would not be designed the way it is today if we were starting from scratch. I will be honest and transparent about this. There are pieces of this project that are vestiges from limited access origins.”
There could not be more forceful words in support of the Pine Street Coalition call for a new redesign that is cheaper, cleaner, quicker and (much!) safer. You can view Director Spencer make this statement at minute 51:00 on Channel 17: