Local Motion is a statewide non-profit organization based in Burlington, Vermont whose mission is to build a better Vermont through biking and walking. Founded in 1999 to reconnect the Island Line Rail Trail from Burlington to the Lake Champlain Islands, the organization has expanded to focus on four key goals:
1. Making biking and walking in Vermont safe, accessible and fun
2. Helping Vermont communities become better places to bike and walk
3. Inspiring people across Vermont to bike and walk
4. Leading a movement for a bikeable, walkable Vermont
With these goals in mind, we work at the local and state levels to advocate for better roads and trails for biking and walking, teach bike skills training programs for children and adults, collaborate with VTrans, DMV, and law enforcement to improve on-road safety, inspire and support local advocates across Vermont to become leaders for better biking and walking in their communities, and more.
Together, our year-round staff of twelve, our team of seasonal employees, our board of directors, our 200+ volunteers, and our more than 1,500 members are building a culture of bicycling and walking throughout Vermont. Learn more about us and read our 2017-21 strategic plan at www.localmotion.org/strategicplan.