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Rutland and AARP Look at the City’s Walkability

AARP VT recently conducted a study in the city of Rutland regarding ways to make certain intersections better suited for pedestrians. The report concluded that there are too few safe crossings on Route 7, as well as noting the poor quality of crosswalks and the short amount of time given at crossing signals. Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur, AARP VT’s associate state director, hopes that the report will start a conversation in the City on its livability and pedestrian access. Susan Schreibman of the Rutland Regional Planning Commission agrees, noting that incorporating all users into road improvement planning could “make a big difference” in the city. Read more.