Local Motion was founded in 1999 with a singular (and improbable) goal: to get people on bikes across the mouth of the Winooski River, where the Burlington Bike Path then came to an end. Since then, we have grown to become Vermont's statewide advocate for active transportation, vibrant communities, and safe streets. Our mission is simple: to bring walking and biking within reach for all Vermonters.
Through the promotion of walking and biking events, the organization of education and training opportunities, giving a voice to bike/pedestrian issues within the state house and working with communities to make on-the ground changes to increase safety for walking and biking - Local Motion is helping Vermont communities to become more walkable, bikeable and livable. Community leaders founded the organization in 1999 to develop the Winooski River Bike Ferry and the 10-mile historic Cycle the City tour. With two early successes, the organization broadened its sights on making the Greater Burlington area a better place to walk, bike, run and ski. In 2015 the organization merged with the Vermont Bike and Pedestrian Coalition, and today represents the voice of Vermonters and Vermont communities who want to make walking and biking part of our every day play, work and community.