Traffic Counters

Are you wondering how many pedestrians are using the sidewalk, or bike path?  How fast the cars are going by?  What kind of trucks or just how many vehicles are traveling this road?  These questions can be answered by requesting staff to conduct a traffic count study.  CVRPC has two bike/pedestrian counters, and four automatic road counters that can be programmed to measure vehicle speeds, classify vehicle types, measure the gap between vehicles, or gather direction & volume data.

Towns have used this data to quantify a speeding problem, setting speed limits, and to schedule enforcement patrols.  The classification data has been used to determine compliance of a commercial vehicle ban.  Volume counts are used by many towns to plan road and sidewalk improvements.

Typically the counters are set up for a week, aggregating the count data in 15 minute or 1 hour intervals.  This can be adjusted to meet special needs.  After a count is completed, a summary or a detailed report is provided to the town.

If you need information on a state highway, VTrans regularly conducts traffic counts.  This data is posted at the following web address: http://vtransplanning.vermont.gov/research/traffic/publications

If you can’t find the traffic data you need, CVRPC will do the count study.    For more information on traffic data or to request a traffic count, contact Dan Currier or Steve Gladczuk.

Traffic Counts

See the Redevelopment Concepts for Northfield Village and Share Your Thoughts

The Town of Northfield is currently working with consultants and several village property owners to plan for redevelopment of two important village sites.  They are Freightyard Way and East Street and the Mayo Building/Northfield Savings Bank Block.  Last week conceptual redevelopment ideas were presented to the community at Northfield Night on The Common, hosted by the Town and the Northfield Community Development Network.  If you missed the event, you can view the concepts here:

Northfield Area Wide Plan Draft Conceptual Redevelopment Plan

Perspective Views of the Conceptual Plan Areas

Email comments may be sent to Project Planner, Carolyn Radisch, with Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. at cradisch@gpinet.com. The redevelopment concepts are also on display at the Town Offices.  Please stop by to see them and leave your comments!

Redevelopment planning for these two parcels is part of a Brownfield’s Area Wide Plan that studied key former industrial or commercial sites in Northfield Village.  The goal of the planning process is to identify community and market-supported reuses for two key village sites, and create a plan for implementing site redevelopment.  The project is being carried out in partnership with the Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation, the Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development and the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission.