Smart Growth in Action: Hinesburg Opens Park & Ride
Increasing concern about global warming has people looking for opportunities, such as carpooling, to reduce their carbon emissions. The Town of Hinesburg is doing its part by offering another transportation option within walking distance to the village for its residents – a park & ride lot directly behind the town hall on Route 116. In 2006, The Town received a construction grant from the Vermont Department of Transportation for the park & ride that has 19 parking spaces, including one that is handicapped accessible. The site was chosen because the lot is owned by the Town and had minimal development costs. The parking area is also equipped with solar lighting and signs directing motorists from Route 116.