Smart Commute Home Edition is a program that Vital Communities launched this spring in partnership with the Vermont towns of Bradford, Hartford, Norwich, and Windsor. Our goal is to help residents in these towns lower their transportation costs. Modeled after our successful workplace-based program, Home Edition follows a simple three-step process: (1) survey town residents; (2) develop an outreach plan and analyze infrastructure needs; and (3) help the towns implement new projects.
Results from the first round of surveys are in. While each town has its own unique characteristics and needs, some general themes emerge.
(1) People in our area want to use the internet to organize a carpool, but many are unfamiliar with Go! Vermont, an easy-to-use tool for matching rides.
(2) Few people know how easy it is to map out a trip on Advance Transit using Google maps. Give it a try today!
(3) People generally support new bike paths (especially off-road ones) and sidewalks.
To see each town’s results, click on a link below. Have a project idea for one of the towns? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.