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Move Over! Pedestrians, Cyclists And Drivers Sharing The Summer Road

Cyclists disembark from a bike ferry in South Hero, Vermont on a blue-sky day.
Wilson Ring
Associated Press
Cyclists disembark from Local Motion's Island Line bike ferry in South Hero in 2017.

The sun's shining. The weather's warm. It's the perfect time for a bike ride or summer stroll. But as more drivers, cyclists and pedestrians take to our roads, sharing them becomes more of a challenge. We're talking about Vermont's "rules of the road," whether you're on four wheels, two wheels or on foot.

Jon Kaplan, bicycle and pedestrian program manager of the Vermont Agency of Transportation, joins Vermont Edition to discuss the state's laws for using the roads, infrastructure and what Vermont is doing to make all forms of transportation safe and accessible.

Also joining the show is Ross Saxton, manager of business and program development at Local Motion. He'll discuss the nonprofit advocacy group's biking and pedestrian programs throughout Vermont and the best practices for the road or trail.

And Jeff Dickson, chair of the Vermont Mountain Bike Association's board of directors, talks about trail conditions and best practices for hikers and bikers on Vermont's mountain trails.

Broadcast live on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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