Burlington Bike Path, Burlington, Vermont - Parks, Recreation & Waterfront

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The City is currently working on enhancing the Burlington Bike Path through a multi-phase rehabilitation project. For more information please refer to this website frequently and check out the Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Facebook page and twitter account.

Bike Path Rehabilitation Project


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 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 Texaco Beach.

Construction began on the Phase 1a design work in October 2014 and shutdown in December for the winter season. Phase 1a construction is scheduled to resume in April 2015 with a goal of completion by Memorial Day 2015. As it currently stands, the design of Phase 1b work is tentatively scheduled to be completed during spring 2015, with construction beginning thereafter. For additional details regarding the Rehabilitation Project please see the Project Overview Presentation (Adobe PDF file 2.3MB).

Bike Path Rehabilitation

Project Objective

The objective of this project is to rehabilitate the Burlington Bike Path 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.

Project Updates

Preliminary Plans Update

The City and VHB are currently working on Preliminary (60%) Plans for the Phase 1b design of the Bike Path Rehabilitation project from the Urban Reserve to Texaco Beach. The biggest focus of this design work will be there path’s realignment through the Urban Reserve, pause places in the area, and measures to be taken to provide improved protection for Lake Champlain’s shoreline along the path. Construction of these proposed improvements is tentatively scheduled to begin during the 2015 construction season.

NEW  View the Previous Project Updates for more project information »

Bi-Weekly Project Updates

Adobe PDF fileBike Path Update - March 6, 2015 (Adobe PDF, 0.1 MB)

Bi-Weekly Update Archive


Adobe PDF filePhase 1b Public Informational Meeting Presentation – March 10, 2015 (Adobe PDF, 6.1 MB) NEW!

Adobe PDF filePhase 1b Public Informational Meeting Notes – March 10, 2015 (Adobe PDF, 0.2 MB) NEW!

Adobe PDF fileFinal Design Public Informational Meeting Presentation – May 13, 2014 (Adobe PDF, 5 MB)

Adobe PDF fileFinal Design Public Informational Meeting Notes – May 13, 2014 (Adobe PDF, 1 MB)

Adobe PDF filePreliminary Design Public Informational Meeting Notes – January 14, 2014 (Adobe PDF, 0.8 MB)

Adobe PDF fileConceptual Improvements Public Meeting - Presentation (Adobe PDF, 29.5 MB)

Adobe PDF fileConceptual Improvements Public Meeting – Notes (Adobe PDF, 0.7 MB)

Adobe PDF fileBike Path Rehabilitation - Location Map (Adobe PDF, 0.5 MB)

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